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05:09 PM, May 10, 2016
India To Induct Five Russian S-400 LRSAMs In 2017-22 Timeframe

The Defence Acquisition Council of India approved the purchase of five S-400 LRSAM system (Triumf Missile System) along with associated equipment and missiles from Russia.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri N Gokula Krishnan in Parliament today, Business Standard reported.

The cost of the deal has not been divulged but according to Sputnik, India is likely to pay approximately USD 6 billion for five S400 units. 

According to Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar, "The five firing units of the S-400 Long Range Surface to Air Missile system are planned for induction in Indian Air Force in the 13th plan period (2017-2022)."

S-400 has better performance parameters compared to S-300 on account of (i) maximum and minimum target engagement range, (ii) minimum target engagement altitude, (iii) maximum speed of target engaged, (iv) number of targets engaged simultaneously, (v) maximum radar cross-section of targets engaged, and (vi) deployment time. 

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