Thursday, 11 August, 2022
TopicS-400 Triumf

Topic: S-400 Triumf

Delivery of 2nd S-400 squadron from Russia set for 3-month delay due to war, simulators arrive

The 2nd squadron of the S-400 Triumf air defence system was set to begin arriving in May, but delay expected due to Russia’s ongoing war with Ukraine.

Aryabhata to Gaganyaan, S-400 & nuclear energy — India’s age-old ties with Russia run deep

Majority of Indian defence equipment is currently of Soviet or Russian make, and, in scientific fields, the collaboration has included space physics and aerospace. 

Putin’s 5-hr visit, 2+2 talks strengthen India and Russia’s ‘special, privileged strategic’ ties

The two countries signed 28 agreements, including 10-year military-technical partnerships and an agreement to jointly produce AK-203 rifles in India.

Putin to finally visit on 6 Dec as India, Russia aim to make up for lost time amid new alignments

India and Russia will also have their inaugural 2+2 format talks on 6 December, days before US President Joe Biden hosts Democracy Summit.

Russia a forever partner but defence ties with India seems to have run its course

Indian defence establishment has already made up its mind about what it wants from Moscow now.

Despite Covid, 100+ IAF personnel are in Russia on S-400 missile training as delivery nears

The delivery of the S-400 missile system was originally scheduled to begin in 2020, but the deadline was extended after payments to Moscow were delayed.

China not happy with arms supply, but Russia-India friendship unshakeable: Carnegie Moscow head

Dmitri Trenin says Russia can’t be dictated to by another country, adds that real test for India from Moscow’s perspective is how it tackles S-400 deal issue with US.

US raises Russian S-400 issue, India says it has diversified portfolio 

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said that since there has been no delivery of an S-400 system, the issue of sanctions is not being discussed.

Russia will deliver all five units of S-400 Triumf missiles to India by 2025

Roman Babushkin, deputy chief of mission, Russian Embassy, said all units of S-400 Triumf missiles are under production now.

India to receive Russian S-400 Triumf missiles by 2023, despite threat of US sanctions

India will soon make 20 per cent of the payment towards the $5.2 billion missile deal, which will be carried out by Sberbank of Russia.

On Camera

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Sun Temple, Martand, Jammu and Kashmir. | Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

‘Indians never invaded’ is a myth. Guptas, Cholas, Lalitaditya Muktapida were conquerors

Rashtrakutas raided the Himalayas, Tamil Nadu; the Cholas Bengal, Indonesia; Kashmiris Punjab, Afghanistan, and Xinjiang. Medieval Indians had a big appetite for conquests.
File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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