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Russia to provide five regimental sets of S-400 to India by spring of 2023— source

November 08, 12:18 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The source confirmed that the value of the contract with India was $5.43 billion

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MOSCOW, November 8. /TASS/. Under the current contract Russia will complete the delivery of S-400 Triumf air defense systems to India within the tightest deadlines, by the spring of 2023, a military-diplomatic source has told TASS.

"Under the contract concluded in New Delhi on October 5 Russia is to supply to India five regimental sets of S-400, each consisting of a regimental command center and two battalions of launchers (eight in each battalion). In the autumn of 2020 Russia is to provide the first regimental set. Another one will follow in 2021. Then it will supply the third, fourth and fifth sets. The delivery of the last one will be completed in the spring of 2023," the source said.

"In a word, Russia will provide to India five regimental sets of S-400 within the tightest deadlines, in just two years and six months."

The source confirmed that the value of the contract with India was $5.43 billion.

"This is precisely the surplus of Rosoboronexport’s firm contracts after the conclusion of the deal with India," the source said.

On November 7, the director of the federal service for military-technical cooperation, Dmitry Shugayev, told TASS on the sidelines of Airshow China that S-400 Triumf systems will begin to be delivered in the autumn of 2020. He foresees no problems with production, as the industrial potential of the Almaz-Antey concern allows for coping with all contracts (for the Defense Ministry and foreign clients) on time.

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