India to purchase S-400 anti-aircraft systems from Russia for $5 billion

India agreed to purchase five regiments of S-400 Triumf air defense systems from Russia worth about five billion dollars, stated Yuri Ushakov, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation, Rossiyskaya Gazeta reports. The systems can be delivered in October after the agreement is officially signed during the Russian President’s visit to New Delhi.

At the end of July, Reuters reported that the USA opened the way for India to avoid sanctions for purchasing Russian military industrial products.

On June 11, the US Treasury imposed sanctions against three Russian citizens and five companies. The sanctions list included Petersburg companies Digital Security and DiveTechnoService, and Federal State Unitary Enterprise Research and Development Institution Kvant. DiveTechnoService owner Vladimir Kagansky, its Director General, Aleksandr Trubin and manager Oleg Chirikov were all sanctioned.

The Countering America's Adversaries through Sanctions Act was signed by US President Donald Trump on August 2, 2017. It will tighten sanctions against Russia, Iran and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

  Russia, India, S-400 missile systems, USA