India has ordered from Russia weapons for $14.5 billion


India has ordered from Russia weapons and military equipment by $14.5 billion, said the head of the Federal service for military-technical cooperation (FSMTC) of Russia Dmitry Shugaev.

Индия заказала у России оружия на $14,5 млрд

In the photo, the T-90 in service with the army of India

“Last year, and today marked the appearance of a huge compared to all other years of the portfolio by $14.5 billion Is a very significant figure and, indeed, this is a breakthrough,” he told reporters on Wednesday.

“Military-technical cooperation between Russia and India is one of the major and privileged strategic cooperation,” he added.

Shugaev also recalled that last year, despite the fact that India was under pressure primarily from the United States, had signed major contracts for the supply of systems s-400, frigates of project 11356, as well as large quantities of ammunition for military-air, naval and land forces.

“Today, we continue the negotiations for the supply and licensed production of portable anti-aircraft missile complex “Igla-s” for India. Last year we as you know won the bid nearly a billion dollars,” – said Shugaev.

Индия заказала у России оружия на $14,5 млрд

He added that an important topic also remains after-sales service. “Today it is one of the main themes, which is on the agenda, and for this purpose established and operate a joint Russian-Indian working group on after-sales service”, – said the head of FSMTC of Russia.


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