India sends 100 officers to Russia to train S-400

India is sending over a hundred of its officers to Russia for training in working with the S-400 air defense system.

New Delhi absolutely does not intend to abandon the purchase of Russian S-400 air defense systems, despite local media reports. So, on the eve of the day it became known that India is sending more than a hundred of its officers and pilots to Russia at the end of this month for training in working with the S-400 Triumph complexes, which should begin to enter service with India in the near future.

“Despite the threat of US sanctions, India is moving forward with full steam on its plan to commission the advanced S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems from Russia. In anticipation of deliveries, which will begin in September-October, a large number of Indian Air Force officers will leave for Russia later this month. An initial group of nearly 100 officers and pilots will travel to Russia in the last week of January for training in the operation and maintenance of the S-400 systems. The second Indian Air Force team will follow suit in a few months. ", - quotes the words of the Indian Defense Ministry edition “Times of India».

One of the reasons for India's purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense systems is the presence of nuclear weapons in Pakistan and China, and if the PRC has a fairly large number of air defense / missile defense systems, then India practically does not have modern air and missile defense systems.

It is assumed that the training period for the Indian military will last for 2,5-3 months.