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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

India and Russia have finally signed a deal on deliveries of s-400

Russia and India have reached important agreements in the military-technical sphere, in particular, on the supply of s-400 and on joint production of helicopters Ka-226T. These agreements signed during the visit of Vladimir Putin to this country. In addition, during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra modi in defiance of the West praised Russia’s actions in Syria.

On Saturday in Goa, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra modi held talks, the results of which were signed several important agreements as well as a General statement, in which India recognized the efforts of Russia on the Syrian settlement.

“This fifth generation aircraft, which will be created jointly with the Indian company. Somewhere it will be similar to FGFA”

Meanwhile, Putin and modi pointed to the inadmissibility of “any double standards or selectivity” in this issue. “They stressed the need to avoid “safe havens” of terrorists”, – said in a statement. To ensure “zero tolerance for direct or indirect support of terrorism” they called on the international community “to make a real effort aimed at the adoption of the Comprehensive Convention on international terrorism”.

In addition, the summit was concluded a few deals in military technology, in particular, signed a contract to supply to India antiaircraft-missile systems With-400 “Triumph”. The head of state Corporation rostec Sergey Chemezov said that the contracts will be signed in the first half of the new year, and deliveries could begin in 2020.

As the newspaper VIEW, in April the defence Ministry of India has notified that the contract to supply s-400 is enclosed that has been refuted Chemezov. It seems that the Indian military then hastened, not waiting for a political solution. Anyway, Delhi showed interest in “Triumph”, not looking at the potential displeasure of China and the United States.

But now the deal is done. In addition, according to Chemezov, the parties to the end of the year can sign a contract for the fifth generation fighter. “This fifth generation aircraft, which will be created jointly with the Indian company. Somewhere it will be similar to FGFA, but it will still be independent, a new, modern plane. We have nearly completed all the negotiation issues and is ready to sign, left formalities,” he said.

As you know, for export on the basis of the PAK FA with India created an export modification of, the designation FGFA (Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft – fifth-generation fighter).

S-400 “Triumph” – the Russian anti-aircraft missile system large and medium-range new generation. Designed to destroy all modern and promising means of air and space attack – reconnaissance aircraft, aircraft of strategic and tactical aircraft, tactical, operatively-tactical ballistic missiles, ballistic medium-range missiles, hypersonic targets, jammers, radar surveillance aircraft and guidance and other. Each AAMS provides simultaneous firing of up to 36 targets with guided them to 72 missiles.

By the way, for several years the ships of the Indian Navy is used as the main weapon anti-ship missile BrahMos. This product is the fruit of cooperation between Russian NPO Mashinostroyenia and the Indian organization DRDO under the joint venture BrahMos Aerospace Pvt. Ltd. In addition, India is one of the largest buyers of Russian arms.

As stated at the beginning of September the Deputy head of “Rosoboronexport” Sergei Goreslavsky, Moscow, Russia for all time of military-technical cooperation with Delhi, which began in 1960, has supplied military equipment worth over 65 billion dollars.

Multi-purpose helicopters and patrol ships

Russia and India also agreed on joint production of patrol ships of project 11356 and multi-purpose helicopters Ka-226T. “Productive outcome of our meeting emphasizes the privileged nature of our strategic relationship and provides a Foundation for deeper ties in defence and economy,” the newspaper quoted the Prime Minister of India, Narendra modi.

“Agreement on the production of Ka-226T, frigates (11356) and purchase of other means of defense are in synergy with the priorities of India in technology and security. They also help to achieve the objectives of “Make in India”. These projects – a new Chapter in the long history of defense cooperation between the two countries,” he added.

The multipurpose Ka-226 helicopter can carry up to six passengers and 1,350 pounds of cargo. The price of the new contract has not yet officially announced. Earlier, the Indian press has voiced the amount of the contract for the Ka-226T: about 390 billion rupees (about 5.8 billion dollars). But some Russian Newspapers called the amount of 2.5 billion dollars.

There is a party

An agreement on joint production of Ka-226T will be continued in the form of a second batch of helicopters in the amount of 200 pieces, also reported in the Russian delegation, will develop production in the territory of India, it is not excluded that will be discussed and the transfer of technology. As noted in delegation, for Indians, it is important that the helicopter can be used in mountain area, also the helicopter deck home.

Putin and modi welcomed the plans to hold the Russian-Indian military-industrial conference at the end of this year. “In the Russian-Indian defence industry conference will address issues relating to the military special equipment, including spare parts supply, repair and maintenance of Russian-supplied military equipment, and joint production”, – said in a statement. To participate in the conference will have invited private companies in the framework of the program modi’s “Make in India” (“Make in India”).

In addition, the leaders welcomed the establishment of the bilateral Committee on science and technology. “The bilateral Committee on science and technology will focus on the issues of cooperation in the field of R & d on such high-tech areas as information technology, communications, cyber security, medical engineering, space research, Earth remote sensing from space”, – said in a statement.

However, we discussed a purely civilian projects. So, Putin and modi said that before the end of the year an agreement will be signed at the fifth and sixth units of NPP “Kudankulam”. Nuclear power plant is being built in Tamil Nadu under the agreement of 1988 and amendments of 1998.

The basis of NPP construction on Russian project of power units with reactors VVER-1000 installed capacity 1,000 MW, which fully meets the requirements of modern regulatory and technical documents of Russia, IAEA and is certified for compliance with European utility requirements (EUR).

With the help of Russia in India has constructed two power units of Kudankulam NPP with VVER-1000 reactors with total installed electrical capacity of 2 thousand megawatt. Commissioning of the first unit of the station took place in July 2013. In October of the same year he was connected to the network.


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