You are here: HomeTechnologyOpinion: What India’s S-400 missile deal with Russia signifies

Opinion: What India’s S-400 missile deal with Russia signifies

Written by  Published in Technology Saturday, 23 September 2017 10:03
Rate this item
(0 votes)

New Delhi will acquire advanced defence hardware from the best possible source.

The conclusion of the multi-billion dollar deal for S-400 air defence systems – albeit done in a low key manner, with the contract finding no mention in the remarks by Prime Minister Narendra Modi or President Vladimir Putin after their annual summit – underscores why Russia will remain the main supplier of hi-tech military gear for the foreseeable future. That India decided to go ahead with the deal despite the US threat of action was a clear signal that New Delhi intends to stick with its independent foreign policy, and retain the autonomy of acquiring advanced defence hardware from the best possible source. Such contracts have to be finalised keeping in mind India’s national security interests, not those of others, and if the US truly considers India an ally in the Indo-Pacific region and a counterbalance to China, it will understand and provide the necessary presidential waiver.

During Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit, India and Russia also made incremental progress in a host of key areas, including the construction of second nuclear power project with up to six Russian-designed reactors, work on nuclear projects in third countries and the development of the International North-South Transport Corridor, which will see New Delhi and Moscow working along with Tehran for the transportation of Indian goods to Russia through Iranian territory. This too was a clear demonstration that India intends to retain its strategic options while it works to strengthen its relations with the US in a host of fields. In other words, India has signalled that it will not be drawn into an “either us or them” game. Source : ht


Submit to DeliciousSubmit to DiggSubmit to FacebookSubmit to Google PlusSubmit to StumbleuponSubmit to TechnoratiSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn
Read 238 times Last modified on Monday, 08 October 2018 06:20

Login to post comments

Contact Us

    • Address: 1/24, KMT Bhawan, 2nd Floor street no. 2, Lalita Park, Laxmi Nagar, Delhi 92
    • Mob: +91.9213493068, 9910636345
    • Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Website:

About Us

AIHRA is one of the renowned media group in print and web media. It has earned appreciation from various eminent media personalities and readers. ‘AIHRA’ is founded by Mr. M U Dua.