S-400 Defense system deals, why America oppose to this deal ?

Russia's S-400 very dangerous, hope to resolve issue with India: US.

    India s-400 defense system deals news

    S-400 air defense system, history, features, significant for india and important for India. 

    The suspense about the S-400 Air Defense System deal between India and Russia continues.  A senior US diplomat on Wednesday called the Russian-made S-400 air defense system "dangerous".  At the same time, he expressed hope that America will try to resolve this issue through dialogue with India.  US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said after her meetings with Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval that the final decision on possible sanctions on the S-400 deal would be taken by President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
    According to the English newspaper Hindustan Times, Wendy Sherman said, 'We think this is dangerous and is not in anyone's security interest.  We have a strong partnership with India.  We will try to resolve it through dialogue.  We hope that some way will definitely come out.

    S-400 to be delivered this year in India. 

     Russian Ambassador Nikolay Kudashev said last month that his country would deliver the first batch of S-400 defense systems to India by October under a $5.4 billion deal.  He had said that there is no problem with the timeline for delivery of the system.  Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal VR Choudhary also told reporters on Tuesday that the first batch of S-400 systems are expected to arrive by the end of this year.

    Why is America opposing this deal?

    It is known that India is the largest arms buyer country in the world.  India has procured 12% of arms of the total global imports during the last 5 years.  India has bought 62% of its total arms imports from Russia in the last 5 years, the same thing America does not like.  America wants India to buy weapons not from Russia but from it.  This is the reason why the US is opposing the S-400 Triumph anti-missile system deal between India and Russia.  America wants India to buy America's THAAD system.
       Apart from this, the reason for opposition is that the  S-400 is believed to be a collision of America's "Thad" anti-missile system.  Experts also believe that the S-400 system can break into America's sensitive military technology.
        In summary, it can be said that this deal made by India with Russia is very important for the balance of power in South Asia.  India desperately needs an air defense system that can respond to nuclear strikes on two fronts.

    Significance of S-400 Defense Missile System to India;

       As mentioned above, China has acquired this defense system from Russia.  India is looking to buy long-range missile systems to strengthen its air defense system along the nearly 4000-km long Indo-China border.
    With the S-400 Triumph Anti-Missile System, India will get an armor that can thwart any missile attack.  With this system, the nuclear attack on India can also be answered.  That is, this defense system will act as a shield for India from nuclear capable ballistic missiles of China and Pakistan.  Even this system will be able to track the aircraft flying in the border of Pakistan.

    Why the suspense over the deal?

     From Wendy Sherman's statement, it seems that America has gone a little soft on this deal.  The previous Trump administration threatened to ban the deal under the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).  The US has already imposed sanctions on China and Turkey under CAATSA for military deals with Russia.  The Indian side has said that it is determined to go ahead with the S-400 deal in view of its national security interests and plans to build an air defense for major cities such as New Delhi and Mumbai.


    What is S-400 Missile Defense System?

     The S-400 missile system is capable of destroying missiles within a range of 400 km and fifth generation fighter aircraft as well.  The S-400 defense system will act as a kind of missile shield, which will protect India from nuclear-capable ballistic missiles of Pakistan and China.  It is said that this system can fire 72 missiles at a time.  Also, it is capable of taking down America's most advanced fighter jet F-35.

    The history of S-400 Air Defense system. 

    Efforts by Russia to develop the S-300 air defense missile system have been going on since the time of the Cold War between Russia and the US.  At this time Russia was afraid of nuclear attack from America, so Russia developed the S-300 air defense missile system.
       The S-300 was initially developed to protect against incoming cruise missiles and aircraft for attack, but later versions can intercept ballistic missiles as well.  The S-300 defense missile system was deployed in the Soviet Union in the 1970s to protect major industrial complexes, cities and other strategic assets.  Russia has developed its advanced version, which has been in service since 2007 and is considered one of the best systems in the world.
        Russian forces have deployed at least half a dozen S-400 regiments, at least two of them to protect Moscow.  Apart from this, Russia has also deployed S-400 capable of surface-to-air strikes in Syria.
        About the state-of-the-art air defense missile system S-400 'Triumf';

     Russia has also started supplying the S-400 system to China and has entered into agreements to sell it to Turkey and India.  The S-400 is currently the world's most advanced air defense missile system that can simultaneously detect and eliminate multiple attack objects such as all types of aircraft, missiles and drones up to a range of 400 km.

     S-400;  The features of the air defense missile system are as follows:-

    1. S-400 system is an improved version of S-300.
    2. The S-400 can hit targets at an altitude of about 10,000 feet (30 km).
    3. It takes only 5 to 10 minutes to deploy.
    4. This defense system is capable of shooting down 36 missiles simultaneously.
    5. In this system, three missiles can be fired simultaneously and each stage consists of 72 missiles.
     6. S-400 is considered to be the world's most capable surface-to-air missile system.
    7. This system is so advanced that 400 kms.  Can destroy incoming missiles and fifth generation fighter aircraft.  It also has the ability to down America's most advanced fighter jets F-35, F-16 and F-22.
    8. The S-400 system can also target cruise and ballistic missiles and ground targets, including aircraft.
    9. The maximum speed of the missile system is up to 4.8 kilometers per second, while in its latest version it can attack at hypersonic speed.

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