MiG-29КФото: press service of the defense Ministry
India to buy Russian MiG-29 and su-30MKI, as well as systems of air defense (ad) s-400 in a matter of urgency due to the deterioration of relations with China and Pakistan. About it reports “Kommersant” with reference to Indian military sources.
They said that new Delhi in the shortest possible time necessary to neutralize the threat from countries rapidly modernizing their air force. Russian weapons will be deprived of the chance of the enemy in case of aggression to achieve air superiority, I believe in India.
In the past year, as the newspaper writes, the country has already signed a contract to supply s-400 and transferred to it approximately $ 800 million. To weapons India should have been in 2021. However, after a visit to Russia Minister of defense of Rajnath Singh talks it became known that new Delhi is counting on short-term supply until the end of 2020.
The “Kommersant”, citing Indian Newspapers, writes that the initiative of the Indian purchase of arms is not associated with the conflict with China in Ladakh, which resulted in the June 16 killing dozens of their soldiers. It is designed for long-term outcome associated with the need to preserve the changing balance of forces on two borders with China and Pakistan.
“The imbalance will be corrected once the s-400 will assume a major role in the protection of air space of India, allowing you to look deep into Pakistani territory and track the enemy aircraft as soon as they’re in the air, as well as to monitor Chinese fighters taking off from airfields along the Tibetan plateau”, — told about plans for Russian arms, the source, noting that s-400 will be a key element of the air defense system of India.
On 26 June it was reported that India and China are again deployed troops on the border, despite the agreement on 23 June to reduce tension on the disputed border area in Ladakh after the shooting, there is Chinese and Indian soldiers that was not without victims.
On 23 June India has also reported conflict with Pakistan. Country suspected employees of the Pakistani Embassy in espionage and expelled them. 31 may of the current year in India was a similar situation, then deported two representatives of Pakistan. Two days before Pakistan’s armed forces have shot down an Indian spy drone over Kashmir — a disputed border region, control over which is claimed by both countries.
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