Russian S-400 Triumf missile system to be in India soon: 10 facts

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​India, Russia ink S-400 air defence system deal

India and russia have formally inked the $ 5.2 billion deal for S-400 system from Russia amid a threat of tough sanctions from the US. The deal was signed between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin today.

Russia has been an important supplier of defence hardware to India for decades.

Here are the key facts that you need to know:

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​Air defence missile system

​Air defence missile system

It is an air defence missile system that can take down enemies’ aircraft in the skies from the surface itself. Image Credit: tass.com/defense

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​Most advanced

​Most advanced

The S-400 is one of the world’s most advanced long-range air defence systems, capable of destroying cruise, ballistic missiles.

The S-400 can engage almost every type of modern warplanes. Advanced jet fighters with stealth capabilities will also find it difficult to operate in a battlespace where the S-400 is deployed.

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​Radar

​Radar

The radar can track targets 600 km away.

For example, S-400 systems deployed in India can track aircraft flying well outside the country’s borders, which is a major threat deterrence to the enemy’s air force.

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​Manufacturer

​Manufacturer

Manufactured by the Russian government-owned arms company Almaz-Antey, the S-400 Triumf is known as the SA-21 Growler by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation or NATO.

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​Operational

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​Operational

The first S-400 systems became operational in 2007 and entered service with the First Air Defence Corps responsible for defending Moscow.

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​Why does India want S-400?

​Why does India want S-400?

In the words of Air Force Chief BS Dhanoa, S-400 would be like a “booster shot” in the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) arm.

India needs to be well-equipped against neighboring threats. Pakistan has over 20 fighter squadrons, with upgraded F-16s, and inducting J-17 from China in large numbers. China has 1,700 fighters, including 800 4-Gen fighters.

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