India’s purchase of S-400 missile systems is an independent decision and should be respected

NEW DELHI, (BM) – All countries should respect the independent decision of India to purchase S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM) from Russia, said Indian Foreign Minister Subramaniyan Jayshankar in the upper house of parliament, learned

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“We will not depend on other states in what we do in terms of our national security and defense. If we are committed to the agreement on S-400, which we have, then other countries must respect this decision,” Jayshanqar reports to TASS.

“By signing an agreement with Russia on the supply of S-400 missiles in the amount of $ 5 billion, India made it clear to all states that it makes decisions independently, based on its own national interests,” he added.

At the BRICS summit in Brazil, President Vladimir Putin announced that the supply of S-400 air defense systems to India was going according to plan.

On November 15, Indian media reported that the first set of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM) would be delivered to India in 16-18 months. The first installment of $ 850 million – 15% of the total cost – was made in September.

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Recall, November 20, the general director of Rosoboronexport, Alexander Mikheev, announced that the first regiment of the S-400 air defense system would be delivered to India in September 2021.

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