New Delhi: The deliveries of S-400 system from Russia will be made by April 2023, Parliament was told on July 17 by junior Defence Minister Shripad Naik.
“A contract had been signed on October 5, 2018 for delivery of S-400 system from Russia. The deliveries are likely to be made by April 2023,” Naik said.
New Delhi had signed a USD 5.43 billion deal with Russia for the purchase of five S-400s during the 19th India-Russia Annual Bilateral Summit in New Delhi on October 5 last year, which Washington has indicated that the Russian S-400 systems may trigger Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) sanctions.
On June 26, US Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo had said that India and the United States would look for ways to sort out issues pertaining to trade and the S-400 missile deal between New Delhi and Moscow.