Published On: Fri, Sep 28th, 2018

#Russia Is Said to Plan #Air-Defense Deal With #India Next Week – “The #U.S. won’t impose sanctions on them because they don’t want the #Indians to refuse to purchase #American weapons in the future.”

Russia is expected to sign a deal to supply advanced S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to India next week during President Vladimir Putin’s visit to New Delhi, a Russian official said.

The threat of U.S. sanctions against buyers of Russian weapons — imposed most recently on China — won’t affect the deal, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss plans that aren’t yet public. The contract covers 10 batteries, worth a total of $6.2 billion, Russia’s RBC newspaper reported earlier this year.

A separate deal to supply four frigates to India, may also be signed during Putin’s visit on Oct. 4-5, the official said.

Read more: Russia Is Said to Plan Air-Defense Deal With India Next Week – Bloomberg

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