Defenseblog-njs.blogspot.com: Moscow, New Delhi in talks over S-400 missiles production in India: Rostec CEO

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Moscow is holding talks with New Delhi on starting the production of
S-400 Air Defense Systems in India, said Sergey Chemezov, CEO of
Russia`s Rostec state corporation on Sunday. “Yes, we are discussing the
localization [of S-400 production] with India as well,” Chemezov told
the RBK broadcaster, adding that India has already acquired the license
for the production of a lot of technology, such as the Su-30 fighter jet
and the T-90 tank, reported Sputnik.

“We have developed the
BrahMos missiles together with them [India], on their territory,
together with their scientists,” Chemezov pointed out.Last month,
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar was in Moscow to meet his Russian
counterpart Sergey Lavrov to discuss ways to further advance bilateral
cooperation.

New Delhi had signed a USD 5.43 billion deal with
Russia for the purchase of five S-400s during the 19th India-Russia
Annual Bilateral Summit in New Delhi on October 5, 2018, last year,
which Washington had indicated may trigger Countering America`s
Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) sanctions.

Russian
Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov on last week had said S-400 air
defence missile systems will be delivered to India in strict accordance
with the schedule.”The advance payment has been received and everything
will be delivered in strict accordance with the schedule, within about
18-19 months,” Borisov told state-owned broadcaster Rossiya-1.

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