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India orders USD 14.5 bn in arms from Russia

Military cooperation between the two countries is growing

Dmitry Shugayev, head of the federal service for Russian technical-military cooperation, said today, September 4, that India has ordered Russia a total of USD 14.5 billion in weapons and other military equipment. The director added: "It is an impressive figure, it is a real breakthrough. Military cooperation between Moscow and New Delhi is fundamental. After-sales maintenance remains an important aspect of the agreement".

Shugayev recalled that last year, although India was under pressure from the United States, important contracts were signed for the supply of S-400 systems, frigates of the 11356 project and a large batch of ammunition for Air Force, Navy and ground forces (see AVIONEWS).

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