2 Oct 2018 19:26

Russia, India to sign contract for delivery of 5 regiment sets of S-400 missile systems worth $5bln during Putin's visit on Oct 4-5 - Ushakov

MOSCOW. Oct 2 (Interfax) - A contract for the delivery of five regiment sets of S-400 'Triumf' air defense missile systems to India will be signed during Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to the country in early October, presidential aide Yury Ushakov said.

"The key feature of this visit will be signing of a contract for five regiment sets of S-400 'Triumf' air defense missile system. The value of the contract is somewhere in excess of five billion dollars," Ushakov told reporters ahead of Putin's visit to India.

Purtin will visit India on an official visit on October 4-5 at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"Military-technical cooperation is one of the key areas of our ties with India. With the deal signed, India will get the modern sir defense system, which, as you know, outperforms similar systems of other countries by specifications," Ushakov said.

The issue of military-technical cooperation, including various joint actions of the two countries' armed forces, will be discussed directly by Putin and Modi at the upcoming talks, he said. "Naturally, the leaders will pay great attention during their meeting in a narrow format to cooperation in the military-technical sphere," Ushakov said, adding that Russia and India have forged joint work for developing and manufacturing of modern military goods.

"These ties are traditional and longstanding," he said.