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The Indian military is sent to the Russian Federation for training in the operation of the S-400 air defense system

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The Indian Defense Ministry announced that a group of military personnel will be sent to Russia in the next few days. These are servicemen of the Air Defense Forces who will be trained in the operation of the S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems. It was noted that India expects the first deliveries of these air defense systems by the end of 2021.


Reportedly, Russian Ambassador to India Nikolai Kudashev has already met and talked with representatives of the Indian armed forces on the territory of the Russian diplomatic mission. According to the Russian diplomat, the S-400 program is one of the flagship projects in the further expansion of military-technical cooperation between Russia and India. Nikolai Kudashev noted that such cooperation between the two countries is based on mutual interest and consistency.

Recall that the contract for the supply of S-400 air defense systems to India was signed in 2018. Its cost is about $ 5 billion, according to Indian media reports. India has already made an advance payment of approximately $ 800 million.

At the same time, India continues to speculate about possible US sanctions against New Delhi for the purchase of the S-400 from Russia. Such sanctions - for military-technical cooperation with Moscow - are spelled out in the American law CAATSA. The USA is trying to apply this law to all countries that buy from Russia weapon, military equipment or components for them. The law has the character of a means of unfair competition. Although in the case of the United States, the term "conscientious" has long ceased to correspond to realities.

India notes that a group of military personnel will spend several months in Russia and receive an appropriate theoretical and practical base that will allow the S-400 air defense system to be operated at a high level of efficiency. The same group can carry out the acceptance of the air defense system.

For the United States, it becomes obvious that if S-400 complexes are delivered to India, then the very possibility of selling American fighters to this country (and the Americans are trying to promote their F-16s in the F-21 and F / A-18 versions to the Indian market, also there is talk about the possible sale of the F-35 in the future) will be minimized.
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  1. nnm
    nnm 20 January 2021 07: 01
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    It is somehow very doubtful that in the end the Indians will not bend under the US in this matter.
    But as they say, wait and see.
    PS Interestingly, and with the S-400 they will arrange the same dances as with the "Bofors" on the famous video?
    1. Retvizan 8
      Retvizan 8 20 January 2021 08: 37
      +4
      What a circus ?!
      Is this footage from some new comedy show? laughing
      1. JD1979
        JD1979 21 January 2021 09: 52
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        Quote: Retvizan 8
        What a circus ?!
        Is this footage from some new comedy show?

        In any army, this is called demonstration performances. And in any army there are national characteristics. A circus is to paint grass with brilliant green and other eyewash.
    2. XXXIII
      XXXIII 20 January 2021 14: 23
      +1
      According to the Russian diplomat, the S-400 program is one of the flagship projects in the further expansion of military-technical cooperation between Russia and India.
      If you come to study, it means that something else was paid.))

      India made an advance for the supply of Russian S-400
      The sources also said that the first installment of $ 850 million - 15% of the total cost - was made in September through a special payment mechanism. India will receive five regimental sets of S-400, the deal is worth more than $ 500 billion))

      As Interfax reported, the contract should begin after 2020.
      1. Dodikson
        Dodikson 20 January 2021 23: 23
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        Can you get more details about $ 500 billion?
        1. XXXIII
          XXXIII 21 January 2021 00: 30
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          Quote: Dodikson
          Can you get more details about $ 500 billion?

          Damn this is a joke. wassat But you are great, the only one who noticed. Nobody even put a minus. lol
  2. Mykhalych
    Mykhalych 20 January 2021 07: 06
    +9
    Reflect, do not speculate on sanctions from the United States, but "... India has already made an advance payment of approximately $ 800 million ..." yes
    1. tarabar
      tarabar 20 January 2021 07: 26
      +8
      Nothing strengthens faith in a person more than a prepayment made on time yes
      1. Mykhalych
        Mykhalych 20 January 2021 07: 31
        +6
        Quote: tarabar
        Nothing strengthens faith in a person more than a prepayment made on time

        Imperishable Ilf and Petrov:
  3. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 20 January 2021 07: 42
    +1
    Do not bend ... Hindus under the striped ears ... Loose grip? Everyone saw the signal from the captured Capitol and everyone appreciated it. True, each in his own way ... The main thing is that they made an advance ... tongue
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 20 January 2021 08: 01
    +2
    As the Americans did not spud the Indian side, what they did not frighten, but today the efforts and costs aimed at preventing the acquisition of the S-400 are wasted by the Americans. I doubt that the main role was played by 800 thousand prepayments, as mentioned above. When you consider China as the # 1 enemy, you have to take care of your safety and take the risk of a conflict with the United States.
    1. Pereira
      Pereira 20 January 2021 08: 32
      +1
      How the Americans didn't huddle the Indian side,

      Hindus do not need air defense for the sake of show-off, but to fight with China. You have to choose the best.
  5. APASUS
    APASUS 20 January 2021 08: 02
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    India continues to speculate about possible US sanctions against New Delhi for buying the S-400 from Russia. Such sanctions - for military-technical cooperation with Moscow - are spelled out in the American law CAATSA.

    The confrontation with Turkey perfectly demonstrates that if the strategic interests of the United States are needed, they can shut up. And nothing critical will be done with India. The Americans are preparing the Indians as a support in the region, the confrontation with China.
  6. Ros 56
    Ros 56 20 January 2021 08: 08
    +1
    Is dancing included in the training or is it an additional option for Indians? lol
    1. Asad
      Asad 20 January 2021 08: 32
      0
      Why laugh at other people's customs? As is customary with them, they live!
    2. Pereira
      Pereira 20 January 2021 08: 42
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      They can do it themselves.
      Watch the dances of sailors in Severodvinsk at the acceptance of an aircraft carrier in 13 year.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScFcCcw1jNw&feature=emb_logo
      1. Polymer
        Polymer 20 January 2021 16: 14
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        Quote: Pereira
        Watch the dances of sailors in Severodvinsk at the acceptance of an aircraft carrier in 13 year.

        African Americans nervously smoke on the sidelines!
  7. Abdula
    Abdula 20 January 2021 09: 03
    -1
    Right now Kamala Harris will come and everything will change quickly, she is just under the Hindus imprisoned and Biden is advancing by the Chinese, so everyone will be happy this year
  8. seregatara1969
    seregatara1969 20 January 2021 13: 52
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    They will learn the language for six months, then iron. Less than a year will not stay
  9. Vadim_888
    Vadim_888 21 January 2021 17: 05
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    Let them prepare, the main thing is that not like the Armenians