India has received simulators and training equipment for the S-400 air defense missile system from Russia, according to a report by ANIciting “defending sources”.
The delivery did not include missiles or launchers, sources told the Indian News Agency.
About the S-400
India signed a 35,000 Indian rupees ($5 billion) deal with Russia for the S-400 in 2018. Russia will provide five squadrons to India to counter airborne threats up to a range of 400 kilometers (249 miles).
The missile system was developed from the S-300 family and was approved for service in Russia in 2007.
India has long been one of biggest importers Russian defense equipment and purchased fighter jets including Sukhoi Su-30s, Mi-17 helicopters and tanks like the T-92 and T-72.
Public procurement amid economic sanctions against Russia
India is receiving the equipment despite the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine. However, concerns remain over payment for the delivery, as Moscow is under economic sanctions from the West.
Meanwhile, the United States is considering sanctions against New Delhi for violating the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act for the purchase of the missile system.