India is considering an option to push Russia to boost the delivery of the S-400 air defense missile system, Defense Ministry sources said on condition of anonymity. It is believed that Moscow plans to delay the shipment until December 2021 due to the spread of the virus.
According to Sputnik, the June 22, 2020, acceleration of the delivery of $ 5.4 billion worth of missile systems to India, which had already paid so much last year. The advance is expected to be discussed during India's Defense Minister Rajnath Singh's bilateral meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu.
On his departure to Moscow for the Victory Day parade on June 24, the Indian defense minister said his visit was an opportunity to further strengthen India's strategic and defense partnership – Russia.
The Indian government's decision to send the defense minister to attend the 75th Moscow Day parade comes after India's plan to buy 33 fighter jets, including the Su-30MKI. Twenty-two MiG-29s and 21 MiG-29s were from Russia under emergency and border control clashes between India and China in Ladakh in the far north of the country. Update: October