India to send military specialists to Russia for training in С-400 operation

The first regimental C-400 SAM system is scheduled to enter service with the Indian Armed Forces in late 2021 or early 2022

India to send military specialists to Russia for training in С-400 operation

The Times of India on Monday quoted the Indian defence ministry as saying that the first group of 100 Indian military experts and personnel will travel to Russia in late January to train in the operation and combat use of the C-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile systems (SAMs).

“Ahead of the C-400 deliveries, which will start in September-October, a large group of Indian Armed Forces (AF) representatives will be sent to Russia in the last week of January for training in the operation and maintenance of the S-400 systems”, –  TASS quoted defence officials as saying. – “In a few months’ time, a second group of troops will travel to Russia for the same purpose. The first regiment’s C-400 SAM system is scheduled to enter service with the Indian Armed Forces in late 2021 or early 2022. The contract with Russia for the supply of these air defence systems will be fulfilled by 2025.”

According to the sources, the Russian Triumph missiles “will revolutionise India’s air defence system, they will be deployed in the western, northern and eastern regions of India, given the threats from both China and Pakistan.

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