To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

×
Open menu Search

India strengthens air defence network with S-400

25th February 2022 - 02:00 GMT | by Rahul Bedi in Delhi

RSS

India is currently setting up its first S-400 battery 300km north of Delhi, near the borders with Pakistan and China. (Rosoboronexport)

The S-400 will play a key role in India's national air defence network, but it fears American sanctions, especially as Russia agitates against Ukraine.

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has deployed the first of five Russian S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems at one of its bases in northern Punjab, close to the Pakistan border.

Military sources said the installation of the S-400 system, which began arriving by sea and air in late 2021, is scheduled for imminent completion jointly by Russian and Indian technicians. It will undergo 'acceptance' trials before becoming a part of India's multi-layered air defence network.

From the IAF base some 300km north of Delhi, the S-400 battery would be able to 'monitor' Pakistani military aerial activity to its

Already have an account? Log in

Want to keep reading this article?

Read this Article

Get access to this article with a Free Basic Account

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 1 free story per week
  • Personalised news alerts
  • Daily and weekly newsletters
  • Free magazine subscription to all our titles
  • Downloadable equipment data handbooks
  • Distribution rights (Corporate only)
Create account

Unlimited Access

Access to all our premium news as a Premium News 365 Member. Corporate subscriptions available.

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 14-day free trial (cancel at any time)
  • Unlimited access to all published premium news
  • 10-year news archive access
  • Downloadable equipment data handbooks
  • Distribution rights (Corporate only)
Start your free trial
Rahul Bedi

Author

Rahul Bedi


Rahul Bedi is a New Delhi-based journalist reporting for over 30 years on strategic, military, and security …

Read full bio

Share to

Linkedin