India And Russia Are About To Sign $ 6 Billion Contract On S-400 Air Defense Systems Delivery

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India And Russia Are About To Sign $ 6 Billion Contract On S-400 Air Defense Systems Delivery

FILE PHOTO: The S-400 Triumf anti-air missile system © Alexey Malgavko

Russia and India are about to sign a $ 6 billion worth deal on S-400 air defense systems delivery, Russian news agency RBC reported on May 29 quoting own sources.

RBC sources claimed that “5 regiments” could be delivered to India.

A source from the Russian Ministry of Defense told RBC that four S-400 regiments and an additional regiment with ammunition and repair parts could be delivered.

According to RBC sources, India and Russia signed a memorandum of understanding on May 28. The total value of the contract will be $6,2 billion.

A source from the Indian side acknowledged with a course of the talks reported that the deal is at the final point. According to the source, the only problem of the deal is a risk for India to be slapped with US sanctions. The source pointed out that India is negotiating with the US over this issue.

On August 2, 2017 US President Trump signed a federal law “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act”, imposing sanctions on Iran, Russia, North Korea. According to it, countries dealing with Russia in the defend industry could be punished by sanctions.

The Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation pointed out that “negotiations are continuing”, answering RBC’s request to confirm the information.

“The negotiations for the missile deal have been concluded. The financial component has been finalised,” Indian newspaper PTI reported quoting a top Indian official “involved in the negotiations.”

Chair of the US House Armed Services Committee Mac Thornberry said that Washington is disappointed with India’s new military acquisition from Russia. However, he stressed that sanctions against India are unlikely now, Indian NDTV reported.

“The acquisition of this technology will limit, I am afraid, the degree with which the United States will feel comfortable in bringing additional technology into whatever country we are talking about,” Thornberry said in an interview to NDTV.

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  • jade villaceran

    Russia save india from the yanks and british invasion, still india bow to this imperialist, i wonder why russia are very careful with its allies, they may backstab them for money in the end, just like in their former soviet republics

  • Serious

    Again, Russia gives S-400 to US allies after Turkey. Even propose to Saudi Arabia.

    But, for Syria nothing.

    • Pave Way IV

      Russia has given Syria plenty of military equipment and assistance for free. Because of that, Syria was able to survive the U.S.-orchestrated Saudi head-chopper invasion. Now you want Russian taxpayers to fork over six billion in S-400s for Syria for free? Maybe only a billion or two for a few S-300 regiments for free? All to make that little bitch Israel back off? At what fucking point do you figure the interests of the Russian Federation ends in Syria – when Russia is a bankrupt vassal of the west and its people are eating grass? When a thousand more Russian soldiers die defending Syria? Russia has done plenty for Syria already, so has Iran and Lebanon. Where the hell is the rest of the planet with their help?

      • Serious

        As if Syria can’t pay. XD.

        It’s like you tell me a doctor did a bad surgery to someone and this someone is disabled BUT like the doctor did it FOR FREE, it’s nothing !!! XD.

        Please fact reality and give up fake arguments.

        • Pave Way IV

          Your misdirected and illogical analogy is so perfectly you, Serious. I defer to your over-my-head wisdom – I’m sure it’s in there somewhere.

          • Serious

            It’s a PERFECT analogy. I think that everybody understood your flawed (and also false) reasoning.

          • hamster

            The day “Serious” ever manages to say anything on this site that is remotely reminiscent of “wisdom” will be the day that hell freezes over.

        • montezuma_rg

          I Don’t think Syria can pay much of anything at the moment.. not while its economy and gas fields are destroyed at the moment, not to mention how much its got to spend to rebuild itself…Russia is doing what it can without going over its budget,

          the point is something is sometimes better then nothing

          • Serious

            Another fake argument. What about one decade ago ?

          • gustavo

            Syria has not money to pay anythig right now, but it has plenty of oil and gas to pay anything later. So, money is not the problem……Israel-Russia relation is the problem.

        • Jesus

          Syria is not disabled, it is winning the war with its allies and becoming a sore spot for Israel.
          How can Syria pay for advanced weaponry? And even though they could manage a few billions, Russia would not sell it to them, since they are not needed on the chess board.
          Russia, Syria’s patron is overseeing the overall strategy, while Syria and allies are executing the tactical details of the strategy.

          • Serious

            Bullshit.

          • Jesus

            BS is what you are spouting out, get on with the facts instead of meaningless conjecture.

          • Joe Dirt

            Some how Syria has managed to pay for a 7 year war…with no end in site

          • Jesus

            Syria had some foreign reserves before the war, and a relatively large arsenal, it was reaching a point of exhaustion before the Russians intervened and provided ample military supplies from existing stored soviet stockpiles.

          • Joe Dirt

            Economics goes beyond “military supplies”

            Even before the War Syria’s GDP was $36B. In 2005, Russia and Syria signed a deal that wrote off nearly 80% of Syria’s debt to Russia, approximately $13B.

            2018 Syria’s GDP est. at $45B and employment of 50% and lose of over 5 million in labor force. 80% of the population are now poor as shit.

            Assad’s ego war has cost his county over $250B…yea i think Assad can afford the S400 without it given to him for FREEEEEE

          • Jesus

            Assad did not have an ego for a civil and foreign war, he simply did not want to go along with the big boys. If Russia forgave 80% of Syria’s debt to them, would you not think that his allegiance would be towards the Russians?
            GDP of a country the war is being fought on its territory, shrinks considerably because of damage to the infrastructure and disruption of economic activities. Couple that with economic sanctions, loss of significant share of its oil fields and arrable land, and you have a country that is struggling by itself. Of course Iran and Russia have a vested interest in Syria, financially and militarily.
            A S400 battalion officially costs 400 million with several reloads, please explain in more detail how Syria can come up with such money. The S300 that Russia was considering providing Syria was free of charge, taken from existing Russian stockpiles.

          • Joe Dirt

            Assad has spent $250B on the war so far. I think he can afford the S400 if he wanted to.

          • Jesus

            Prove to me that Assad had 250 billion to spend for the last 7 years.

          • Pavel Pavlovich

            If the CENTRAL BANK of RUSSIAN FEDERATION was under control of the state, they could have printed as many roubles as needed (it’s all digits nowadays anyway).

          • AM Hants
          • Joe Dirt

            I’m a tax payer. I fully support the killing of all mudslime. Nuke Mecca!

          • AM Hants

            I love karma, when it returns to sender what they wish.

      • Pavel Pavlovich

        Wrong question at the end. The main point is: WHERE ARE THE MILLIONS OF SYRIANS??? They do not even want to fight for the survival of their own kind!!!
        Except for 200.000 (I believe much less in fact); how many militias from foreign countries are in Syria? Syrians are a disgrace for Syria, saving the ones who do fight for years.

        • Serious

          Absolutely right.

          Syrians are a disgrace. And Putin is also a disgrace.

        • Joe Dirt

          This war has been great. Syrian and Iranian and even some western terrorists all meeting up in the same spot to be killed. IT”S GREAT! it’s like every terrorist decided to meet in one country :) SAA terrorist dying by the hundreds of thousands, Hezbollah terroist by the 10s of thousands. ISIS, AlQeada.
          Even all those Russian Mercenaries who the US government blew into tiny tiny pieces :D

          • Rafik Chauhan

            your zionist scum is the biggest terriost toghter with thier slave ISIL/SAudi/alqaeda and those syrian cowards who betryed thier people. Iran/Hezbollah/and iraqi ressitance has caught all of this zionist terriost with the balls thats why they are jumping around and killing women and cildren and unarmed civilian in gaza palestine yemen and syria. but time is over for this terriost no grave will be found ever.

          • Pavel Pavlovich

            You think this is evidence of some wit???
            They will spew out 1 million terrorists,
            twisted children begotten of the unkindly
            world they (the masters) themselves created!!!
            This is NOT a GOOD state of conditions.

      • Joe Dirt

        I can’t wait till Assad turns his back on Russki for half assing there involvement in Syria

        • Sinbad2

          Their, not over there, I thought you were a native english speaker, with your crush on David Spade?

      • You can call me Al

        Stop wasting your time with this runt, he is only here to divert decent threads of conversation.

      • AM Hants

        Brilliant reply.

    • gustavo

      Russia wants to protect Israel planes.

    • Sinbad2

      Did you know the US bought S300’s from Belarus in 1994, so the US could copy them, but all the electronics were removed, suckers.

      But back to S400’s, you obviously have no idea what they are.
      An S300, is designed to destroy different kind of targets to the S400.
      I could explain the differences to you, but I would rather leave you ignorant :)

      • Pavel Pavlovich

        Long range SAMs, difference is the capability to shoot down BMs?

    • AM Hants

      BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa and not mentioning SCO member states, and isn’t Turkey an observer of the SCO?

      Is the Syrian Government complaining? Or do they appreciate the help that Russia has provided?

    • jako

      Where did you read that ” Russia g i v e s S-400″ to “US allies” ?!
      S-400 are very expensive so why would Russia “g i v e” S-400 to “US allies”?!
      Are you troll or an idiot?
      Saudi Arabia has expressed interest (and maybe even bought it) and why not?!

      OK
      I saw your other comment on S-400. No point talking to you bitch.
      You are definitely paid troll.
      Are you from US or Ukraine? Whatever, you are same shit.

  • Serious

    China is very happy with this move. I told you that Russia-China alliance was rubbish. How long for Russia to betray China ??? XD.

  • Serious

    When took place the vote about Crimea in UN, India abstained and is rewarded by S-400.
    Turkey voted against and is rewarded by S-400.
    Syria voted for and has old S-200 !!! XD.

    Putin is a disgrace for Russians.

    And note that israel, the so-called “ally” of US has abstained !!!! But, the real ally of USA, Saudi Arabia, voted agaisnt.

    So, Americans, why, your israeli friends didn’t vote against the resolution you fucking goyim ??? XD

    Crystal clear. No debate. Facts are facts.

  • Serious

    I’m a surgeon. I will make a surgery on you. I have high tech new tools and new standards but like I will do it with a discount, I will use my old 50s tools to make the surgery. XD. If it goes bad, then, it’s your fault. XD. It was cheap so don’t complain if you die. XD.

    • hamster

      Even if you had world class state of the art surgical tools, I doubt anyone with any sort of sanity would entrust you to be their surgeon. You’d fuck everything up the same way you fucked everything up in your own life.

      • Serious

        Non sens. But, I expect nothing else from you than talking non sens. When you speak I hear “blah blah blah”. XD.

        • hamster

          When you speak, I think of prying open your mouth and slicing off your tongue with a machete.

          • Serious

            Blah blah blah.

            So, you hate freedom of speeech. that’s normal for a terrorist.

            QED.

          • hamster

            Your random barking against everyone and everything is hardly a form of speech.

            Nearly all of your incoherent ramblings have basically been nothing more insulted Sunnis, Europeans, Turks, Russians, Americans, Syrians, Assad, Shia. You seem especially obsessed with insulting and generalizing about Sunnis for some reason, even though its been pointed out to you that generalizations or stereotypes about ANY group or nationality are shortsighted and usually incorrect. But you continue to bark none the less.

            If anyone in your personal life ever decides to physically cut out your tongue, I will completely understand them.

          • Joe Dirt

            Can’t take an insult? Results in “slicing off the tongue” I don’t really like Serious that much but I agree with him…you are a fucking terrorist!

            Freedom of speech bitch!

          • hamster

            If I was a terrorist, I would cut off 300 tongues, not just one.

  • gustavo

    It seams good to me, as far as India get away of USA. Otherwise, it is not good idea.

  • Sinbad2

    The stunning displays of Russian technology shooting down virtually all American missiles, twice, has made Russian weaponry the most desirable on the planet. Even very large volleys of various American and French missiles were handled with apparent ease.
    Countries will be lining up to buy weapons that can stop the USA, imagine if Libya and Iraq had these kind of defenses, they would still be functioning nations.

  • Rafik Chauhan

    US is crying bcuz thier military equipment nobody is buying bcuz its expensive and not effecitive . US industries is falling apart thats why US/israel in desperate mood of creating war in different country so they can sell thier useless weopeons .India should not listen to US and do what is nessacry for thier defence and economy. Russia defence weopeons are strong and resonable. compare to US

  • JEinCA

    The Russians need to supply this technology to Iran.

    • AM Hants

      Iran have got their own system. No doubt, it will be seriously impressive, considering an Iranian engineer came up with Magrav technology.