India Deployed First Squadron of S-400 missile system in Punjab Sector.
As a significant improvement to the nation’s air defense capabilities in a substantial boost to its air defense capabilities, it will significantly increase its air defense capabilities.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is currently deploying the first unit equipped with the S-400 air missile defense technology within the Punjab sector.
“The first squadron is being deployed in the Punjab sector. The batteries of the first squadron would be capable of taking care of aerial threats from both Pakistan and China,” government sources said to ANI.
India purchased the S-400 air defense system in a contract worth about the sum of Rs 35,000 crore.
Five squadrons will be sent to India to tackle threats to airspace from as far as 400 kilometers. The first squadron delivery is scheduled to be complete at the end of this year.
The equipment is being shipped to India via air and maritime routes.
The Air Force would start focusing on the Eastern borders and provide the necessary resources to train personnel inside the country once the first squadron deploys.
Officers and personnel have been trained in Russia on the system.
Moreover, air defense systems would provide India an advantage over the South Asian skies as they will knock away enemy aircraft and cruise missiles from a 400km distance.
The S-400 missile defense system comes with four missiles that can engage aircraft’s missiles, ballistic missiles, and AWACS planes with ranges of 400 km 250 km, medium-range 120 km, and the shorter-range of 40 kilometers.