Defense Minister Rajnath Singh left for Moscow on a 3-day visit on Monday. According to reports, in this visit of the Defense Minister, we can also talk about the early delivery of anti-missile system ‘S-300’ (S-400). In 2018, India had this missile deal with Russia .
During his visit to Russia, the Defense Minister will discuss ways to further deepen the India-Russia defense and strategic partnership. He will also attend the 75th Victory Day Parade in Moscow. Indian soldiers are also participating in this victory parade. They may ask Russia to quickly supply this missile system amidst the ongoing tension on the border with China. After China, India is the second country to buy this defense system.
Features of S-400: S-400 missile system is an advanced version of ‘S-300’. This anti missile is considered one of the best defense systems in the world. The great feature of this missile system is that it is capable of destroying enemy aircraft, missiles and even drones in an area of about 400 kilometers. It is considered the world’s most capable surface-to-air missile system. This missile system was developed by Russia’s Almaz Central Design Bureau in the 1990s. This missile system has been in service in Russia since 2007. This missile system also has the ability to topple America’s most advanced fighter jet F-35.
This defense system can also target aircraft and cruise and ballistic missiles and ground targets. The missile system can carry up to three missiles simultaneously, and each stage consists of 72 missiles, which accurately target 36 targets. Can simultaneously destroy up to 36 nuclear-capable missiles.