India has begun deploying the Russian S-400 air defence missile system in state of Punjab.
Prior to deploying the Russian missile system, several Indian Air Force officers and personnel have already got training on the S-400 in Russia. The Indian Air Force is deploying the S-400 on the western border to counter possible threats from Pakistan and China.
The S-400 batteries will be capable of dealing with airborne threats from Pakistan and China. On December 6, Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla confirmed Moscow had begun deliveries to the country of the S-400, Asian News International has learned.
According to the preliminary plan, Russia has started supplying India with the S-400 Triumf, a mobile and surface-to-air missile defence system via air and sea routes that will be promptly deployed in the designated locations.
The first deliveries of Russia’s powerful S-400 air defence missile system are expected to be completed by the end of this year, with the unit being operationalized in the next few weeks.
The air force will focus on the eastern front after completing its deployment in the Punjab state, according to the report, and provide resources for training personnel in the country.