New Delhi: India in the previous year had agreed to buy S-400 system from Russia despite U.S. warnings the purchase could trigger sanctions against it. India made the first payment of $850 million for the big-ticket defence deal worth more than $5 billion.
The supply of S-400 missile defence systems will reach India within the time-frame assured Russia.
“As far as the S-400 deliveries are concerned, everything is going according to plan. Our Indian colleagues have not asked to speed anything up, it’s all going fine,” Putin told reporters at a summit of BRICS countries in Brazil.
The first system is expected to be delivered by 2020 and the remaining systems in a five-year period.