India, Russia committed to S-400 deal (The Hindu, GS-3)

Context:- India will purchase the S-400 missile from russia

About S-400:-

  • It is a mobile, surface-to-air missile system (SAM)
  • long-range SAM (MLR SAM)
  • much ahead of the US-developed Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system (THAAD).
  • can engage all types of aerial targets
  • 100 airborne targets and engage six of them simultaneously

About India and Russia defense cooperation:

  • Exercise INDRA
  • active aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya is from Russia
  • Army’s T-90 and T-72 main battle tanks.
  • IAF’s Su30 MKI fighter.
  • 86% of the equipment, weapons and platforms currently in Indian military are of Russian origin.

Issues:-

  • After Crimean annexation, Russia got expel from G-8 group and sanctioned by USA.
    • Due to above issues countries which were trading from Russia also got sanctioned.
    • India was also threaten by USA that if India will purchase S-400 missile system then India can also have the same
    • but India pursued it’s goal without gave a thought of it.

What India must do:-

  • Peruse it’s goal.
  • national interest must be above of everything.
  • India must engage multilaterally.

 

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Swarn Singh

Plutus IAS Current Affair Team

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