India to Locally Produce S-400 Components

India to Locally Produce S-400 Components

India and Russia are embarking on a unique collaboration, establishing a joint venture to manufacture and maintain S-400 components within India's borders. Indian companies are strategically partnering with Almaz-Antey, the manufacturer of the S-400 Triumf long-range air defence system from Russia, to establish a joint venture in India for S-400 component production and maintenance. 

The Times of India and Sputnik dailies reported that the main aim of this collaboration is to significantly enhance and improve the S-400 air defence system in India. They also plan to produce critical components for these systems locally, a development that promises to bolster India's defense capabilities. 

Previously, in 2019, Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov said plans to manufacture S-400 spare parts in India. India purchased the Russian-made S-400 missile system in early 2015 for US$5.43 billion. This move angered the United States, which threatened to impose sanctions on countries that buy military equipment from Russia. 

However, unlike Turkiye, which was subjected to CAATSA sanctions for purchasing the S-400 system from Russia, India has not received any sanctions. Even though U.S. officials deny the claims, American defence companies exhibit F-35 in India.