According to a senior Russian official, Russia has begun delivering S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to India. Dmitry Shugaev, Director of Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC), told Sputnik news that the supplies are proceeding according to schedule.
Despite the Trump administration’s warning that proceeding with the transaction could result in US sanctions, India struck a $5 billion deal with Russia in October 2018 to buy five S-400 air defense missile systems. In 2019, India paid Russia the first installment of roughly $800 million for the missile systems. Russia’s most advanced long-range surface-to-air missile defense system is known as the S-400.