Deliveries of 3rd squadron of Russian S-400 missile system to India begins

The deliveries of the third squadron of the S-400 missile system from Russia to India are currently underway.

By the end of this year, India is slated to get five S-400 squadrons.

Earlier in October 2018, India had signed a deal with Russia worth over $5.43 billion (Rs 35,000 Crore) to acquire five squadrons of the S-400 air defence missiles for the Indian Air Force.

As of now, the first two squadrons have already been operationalised in the northern and eastern sectors respectively.

Russia’s S-400 ‘Triumf’ is the latest long-and medium-range surface-to-air missile system.

The system with its missiles of different range can take on enemy ballistic and cruise missiles, fighter aircraft and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) flying at distances up to 400 kilometres.

Besides the missile can hit any other air targets in conditions of radio-electronic countermeasures and firing.