Dmitry Shugayev, the director of Russia’s Military and Technical Cooperation Agency, stated that India continues to be a significant defense partner of Russia.
Despite the unprecedented pressure India is experiencing from Western nations due to the US. led by Russia’s special operations in Ukraine, Shugayev claims that India has ordered more than $10 billion worth of arms and military hardware from Russia.
Approximately 20% of Moscow’s current orders come from India, which is currently the largest purchaser of Russian armaments worldwide.
While Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged for dialogue and diplomacy to end the crisis, which is now in its 12th month, New Delhi did not expressly condemn Russia’s military campaign in Ukraine.
Mr. Shugayev added that some Southeast Asian nations as well as India are interested in purchasing Russian armaments.
The S-400 Triumf missile defense system, short-range surface-to-air missile systems like Osa, Pechora, or Strela, as well as Su-30 fighter aircraft, MiG-29 helicopters, and drones are thus of particular interest to Asian clients.
The implementation of the defense order is given high priority in the special military operation, therefore the Russian official claims that the nation can modify the timeline for its arms shipments.