Russia will deliver S-400s to India by 2024-2025

Russia will finish the delivery of S-400 Triumph surface-to-air missile defense systems to India by 2024-2025, Vladimir Drozhzhov, the deputy head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, has said.

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S-400 air defense system dispàlayed at Army 2019 near Kubinka (Picture source: Army Recognition)

"The first system will be delivered in the course of 24 months after advance payment. It means that India will start to receive S-400s late in 2020 or a little bit later. Each of the four subsequent systems will be delivered with a certain regularity in the next few years. Therefore, the delivery of S-400s [to India] is due to be over by 2024-2025," Drozhzhov said adding that New Delhi would receive the complete setup of the S-400 SAM systems.

According to him, S-400s are very popular in the world arms market. "We have plenty of applications for delivery of S-400s," he said.