Govt approves purchase of Russian Missile Systems @ Rs 39,000 crore

The Modi Government has approved the acquisition of five advanced Russian S-400 Triumf defence missile systems at a cost of Rs 39,000 crore. The missile systems are capable of destroying incoming hostile aircrafts, stealth fighters, missiles and drones at ranges of up to 400 km.

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The decision was taken by the Manohar Parrikar-led defence acquisitions council (DAC). The move came just ahead of PM Narendra Modi’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on December 24.

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