Moscow: Russia has started delivering the S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile systems to India, the deliveries are going as planned, Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) Dmitry Shugaev told Sputnik ahead of the Dubai Airshow. Russia will deliver the first lot of the S-400 anti-aircraft missile system during Putin’s visit to India in December.

“The supplies of the S-400 air defence system to India have started and are proceeding on schedule,” Shugaev said. The S-400 has already entered service in China and Turkey.

India had procured the S-400 system from Russia in 2018 for $5.2 billion. It will be the main pillar of the Indian Air Force`s defence grid.

In August, the head of Russia`s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport, Alexander Mikheev, told Sputnik that negotiations on the supply of S-400 air defense systems were underway with seven countries in the Middle East, the Asia-Pacific region and Africa.

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