The purchase of important military equipment such as Russia`s S-400 S-400 S-400 missile system would be considered a “significant transaction” and could impose tough U.S. sanctions, the Trump administration said today, as India considers buying air defense systems. In December 2008, during a visit by the Russian President to New Delhi, Russia and India signed an agreement on the construction of civilian nuclear reactors in India.  Traditionally, the strategic partnership between Indo-Russia consists of five main components: politics, defence, civil nuclear, counter-terrorism cooperation and space.  These five main elements were highlighted in a speech in Russia by former Indian Foreign Minister Ranyan Mathai.  In recent years, however, a sixth economic component has grown in importance, with both countries aiming to reach $30 billion by 2025 in bilateral trade of about $9.4 billion in 2017.  To achieve this goal, the two countries want to develop a free trade agreement.    Bilateral trade between the two countries increased by more than 24% in 2012.  Even though Russia has begun delivering the S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft missile to China, negotiations on the sale of the multi-barrel system with a range of 40 to 400 km to India are at an “advanced stage” and should not be rushed, a senior Russian official said. Here is a list of today`s most important defence stories. U.S.
sanctions would not be an obstacle to indorused defense agreements, and New Delhi and Moscow could soon sign agreements on Kalashnikov frigates and assault rifles, Russian Ambassador to India Nikolay Kurachchev said Thursday. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis today called on Congress to urgently grant India an exemption from national security and said that imposing sanctions on India as part of a new law for the purchase of the S-400 anti-aircraft missile system from Russia would only hit the United States. India and Russia signed 16 agreements in several sectors after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin met on the sidelines of a BRICS summit in Goa, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin. India wants to consolidate bilateral military relations and explore new avenues of defence cooperation. Relations with India have certainly been and will be one of our country`s top foreign policy priorities. Our mutual friendships are filled with sympathy, trust and openness. And we must say openly that they have never been overshadowed by disagreements or conflicts. This understanding – it is indeed the common heritage of our peoples.
It is appreciated and appreciated in our country, Russia and India. And we are rightly proud of the close and close relations between our countries. Indian media reported that India and Russia are moving closer to reaching a final agreement on the sharing of defence logistics and that it should be concluded by the end of 2020. For several decades, the Soviet Union was a major supplier of defence equipment, and this role was inherited from the Russian Federation. Russia 68%, the United States 14% and Israel 7.2% are the main arms suppliers for India (2012-2016), and India and Russia have deepened their makeup in Indian defense manufacturing cooperation, signing agreements for the construction of marine frigates, ka-226T twin-engine supply helicopters (joint venture (JV) 60 in Russia and 140 in India), brahmos cruise missiles (JV with 50.5% India and 49.5% Russia) (Dec. 2017 update).  A cooperation agreement between India and Russia was signed in December 1988, which led to the sale of a large number of defence equipment to India and the emergence of countries as development partners as opposed to purely buyer-seller relationships, including joint venture projects for the development and production of the fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) and Multirole Transport Aircraft (MTA).