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India signs S-400 deal with Russia sidestepping US opposition

2018-10-06 08:12:33       source:The Aljazeera

October 5, 2018

New Delhi, India - India-Russia ties have received a boost with a $5bn deal that will see New Delhi buy an S-400 air defence system from Moscow despite looming threat of US sanctions.

The deal to buy the long-range surface-to-air missile systems was signed between Russian and Indian officials during Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to New Delhi for an annual summit with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

"The sides welcomed the conclusion of the contract for the supply of the S-400 Long Range Surface to Air Missile System to India," a joint statement said on Friday.

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