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What is the proportion of Russian weapons in the Indian army? .. New Delhi and Moscow sign new military agreements


Indian Defense Minister Rajnat Singh and Russia’s Sergei Shoigu, New Delhi, December 6, 2021

Indian Defense Minister Rajnat Singh announced that India and Russia have signed a set of agreements, protocols and contracts on arms and economic cooperation.

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Lavrov and Shoigu meet with their Indian counterparts in New Delhi

After his meeting with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Shoigu, Singh wrote on his Twitter page: “I am pleased that a set of agreements, contracts and protocols on firearms and military cooperation have been signed.”

The minister described the talks that took place on Monday in New Delhi as fruitful and meaningful.

He added: “Today in New Delhi, fruitful and meaningful bilateral discussions were held on issues of defense cooperation with Russian Defense Minister General Sergei Shoigu.”

The Minister also emphasized that India highly values ​​its special strategic partnership with Russia.

Russia and India are currently implementing a number of bilateral projects, including work on the BrahMos group, the joint production of the fifth-generation FGFA fighter, and the production of Su-30 fighters and T-90 tanks. In March 2019, the two countries opened a factory in the Indian city of Korva for the production of Kalashnikovs.

Experts’ information indicates that the Indian Navy is now equipped with Russian-made military equipment by 80%, and the Indian Air Force – by 70%. They say that during the period of military-technical cooperation between the two countries, Russia supplied India with military equipment worth more than 65 billion dollars.

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In October 2018, Moscow and New Delhi signed a contract to supply 5 sets of Russian S-400 missile systems worth more than $5 billion. Among the other military contracts of the two countries, the sale of 4 Russian military frigates and a large batch of “Igla” missile systems to India.

Source: RIA Novosti