India and Russia are close to agreement for the purchase of systems s-400, the media are writing

© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli in fotomontagen the s-400, archival photoIndia and Russia are close to agreement for the purchase of systems s-400, the media are writing© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli the image Bank

The defence Minister of India Nirmala Sitaraman said that negotiations for the acquisition by India of the Russian systems s-400 has entered the final stage, according to TV channel Times Now.

Earlier it was reported that the question of the purchase of s-400 will be raised during the first us-India Ministerial dialogue in the format of «2+2», which will be attended by the head of the Pentagon James Mattis.

«We’ll see if we can sign it (the agreement — ed.) before the visit of the President of Russia. But the negotiations completed,» — said the Minister at a press conference on Tuesday.

New Delhi expects the visit of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on 4 October in the framework of the annual bilateral summit.

The assistant Secretary of defense for Asia and the Pacific Randall Shriver said earlier that the United States is concerned about the plans of India for the purchase of Russian weapons, including anti-aircraft missile systems s-400, do not rule out sanctions in connection with these plans. Speaking at the Carnegie endowment for international peace in Washington, Schriever stated that it cannot guarantee India exceptions to the law on sanctions CAATSA («ON countering the enemies of America through sanctions» — ed.). In General, according to him, the U.S. recognizes past ties of India with Russia in the defense sphere, but in the future I want to reorient India itself.

In late March the Deputy Director of the Russian Federal service for military-technical cooperation Vladimir Drozdov said that Russia hopes to sign a contract for the supply of the latest Russian anti-aircraft missile systems s-400 to India in 2018. In case of signing of the contract, India could become the third foreign buyer of these new systems after China and Turkey.India and Russia are close to agreement for the purchase of systems s-400, the media are writing© RIA Novosti, Integratiebeleid in foobarcardservice s-400 «Triumph»

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