against the backdrop of worsening relations with China, the Indian authorities are trying to make Russia accelerate deliveries anti-aircraft missile complexes With-400, and at the same time to negotiate the purchase of su-30MKI and MiG-29, reports Bloomberg, citing its sources. The publication writes that these issues are planning to raise during his visit to Russia Minister of defence of India Rajnath Singh, who flew to Moscow on June 22.
the intention of Singh’s “pressure” on Russia to speed up delivery of s-400 also reported Indian newspaper The Economic Times.
the sources claim that the supply of SAM in India were previously integrated with supply in other countries and at the talks will be raised about the division of supplies to expedite the transport of s-400 to India.
In February, the Deputy Director of the Federal service for military-technical cooperation (FSMTC) of Russia Vladimir Drozdov said that the first batch of C-400 India will give until the end of 2021.
According to The Economic Times, during his visit to Moscow, defence Minister of India is scheduled to hold talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu, and who oversees the government military-industrial complex Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov.
Sam Singh before flying to Moscow, wrote on his Twitter page that the three-day visit to Russia plans to hold talks on “further deepening of the Russian-Indian defence and strategic partnership”. The Minister also said that he intends to attend is scheduled for June 24 parade in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war.
press service India’s defense Ministry has denied Bloomberg in the review pending the outcome of negotiations in Moscow.
the head of the program “Russia in the Asia Pacific region,” the Moscow Carnegie center Alexander Gabuev said that India’s request could complicate Russia’s relations with China, which “is becoming more assertive and pushing their partners to the choice side.” However, Gabuev believes that Russia still will meet the demand of Delhi in connection with the high importance of the Indian arms market.
In mid-June on the border of India and China clashed military of the two countries killed at least 20 Indian soldiers.
Russia and India signed agreements on the supply of s-400 in October 2018. As reported then in the Kremlin, Moscow will give new Delhi five regiments complexes, and the total amount of the transaction exceeded $5 billion In June, the Russian government announced that the payment resolved and delivery will start after 2020. Russia is already supplying s-400 to Turkey and China.