India and Russia to reach 5 billion arms purchase agreement and India have complained that Russia is not timely delivery
Data Figure: Russian Mi-17 utility helicopters
Global Times special correspondent Li Qiuheng reports, October 15, according to Reuters news, the Indian defense official said, India and Russia reached 15, two military agreements, a one is a 10-year arms purchase agreement, the amount involved at least 50 billion dollars.
reported that the Indian Defense Minister AK Antony and Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov in Moscow to reach the agreement.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visit to Russia later this year, will formally sign the 10-year agreement, which includes $ 1 billion purchase 80 Russian Mi-17 helicopters, in addition to Su graduated Iraqi fighters mounted on the Brahmos (Brahmos) missile contract.
another agreement on Russian-made defense equipment is after-sales support.
India’s increasingly close relations with the United States, in particular, to sign a civil nuclear agreement, that Russia uneasy. India is seeking to contact more countries to help them achieve the modernization of military equipment, it is mainly old Russian-made weapons and fighters.
India have complained that the Russian defense equipment delivery is not timely, resulting in cost overruns and the impact of military planning.
analysts believe that the 10-year arms agreement will help to bridge the differences between the two countries.
India over the next five years to spend $ 30 billion to buy advanced weapons and attack aircraft.
Mehta retired general of India (Ashok Mehta), said: “This agreement will certainly help relations between the two countries, while Russia needs to market the other hand, India’s security strategy is required to repair the bilateral relations. “