In­dia set to pro­cure S-400 su­per­sonic air de­fence sys­tems from Rus­sia

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NEW DELHI: Days be­fore Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi meets Rus­sian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin in Moscow on De­cem­ber 24, the De­fence Ac­qui­si­tion Coun­cil (DAC) chaired by De­fence Min­is­ter Manohar Par­rikar is all set to clear on Thurs­day pro­cure­ment of five S-400 su­per­sonic air de­fence sys­tems from Rus­sia. Be­sides, the DAC will also clear a “Make in In­dia” plan to raise six reg­i­ments of Pinaka multi-bar­rel rocket launcher sys­tems (MRLS). The five S-400 sys­tems will cost around Rs40,000 crore, while the Pinaka sys­tems will cost an­other

Rs14,000 crore.


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