Russia’s S-400 Triumf (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) is the most recent long- and medium-range surface-to-air missile system to enter service in 2007; it is also known as the SA-21 Growler.
/TASS/ NEW DELHI, February 6 Russia’s Ambassador in New Delhi, Denis Alipov, announced on Monday that the delivery of the third batch of S-400 air defence systems to India will soon be completed.
Regarding the S-400, I can confirm that the third shipment will be finished in the near future. At a conference commemorating the 30th anniversary of the friendship treaty between India and Russia, the ambassador spoke on “Next Steps in India-Russia Strategic Partnership.”
The Russian diplomatic mission chief emphasized that “Both parties have agreed to fulfil the entirety of the contract. Certainly, we shall do so. Nothing impedes this, “Alipov stated.
New Delhi stated its intention to acquire S-400 air defence systems manufactured in Russia in 2015. During his October 2018 visit to India, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a $5.43 billion contract for the sale of five regiment sets of S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft missile systems.
Russia’s S-400 Triumf (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) is the most recent medium- and long-range surface-to-air missile system to enter service in 2007.
It is meant to eliminate strategic and tactical aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles, hypersonic weaponry, and ground sites. Under intense enemy fire and jamming, the S-400 can engage targets at a range of up to 400 kilometres and an altitude of up to 30 kilometres.
Alexander Mikheyev, CEO of Russia’s national arms supplier Rosoboronexport, told journalists that the company was successfully implementing the deal to deliver S-400 air defence systems to India and that all five regiment sets would be delivered by the end of 2023.