Do people not see the emerging Russia-China strategic
alliance? At the height of the cold war, would you have bought a crucial system from NATO? https://thediplomat.com/2018/01/russia- ... -to-china/
Russia has begun delivery of an unknown number of S-400 Triumf advanced interceptor-based Air Defense Systems (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) to China under a 2014 government-to-government contract, an unnamed source in the Russian military-industrial complex told TASS news agency on January 18.
“The implementation of the contract has begun, the first shipment has been sent to China,” the source said. Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation confirmed the beginning of the shipments in January noting that part of the S-400 equipment had been damaged during transport and returned to Russia.
China and Russia concluded a deal for the procurement of four to six S-400 units in November 2014, making Beijing the S-400s first international customer. The contract value is estimated at around $3 billion. The contract specifically precludes technology transfers and licensed production of Russia’s most advanced long-range surface-to-air missile defense system.
If India buys this system, it would be a great betrayal of security.
People need to stop doing Rus Raksha and get a dose of reality. Russia is a $1T economy, it is engaged in an open war with Western powers. China is its natural strategic ally
and Russian behavior displays that reality in odles.