New Delhi: India has decided to deploy the Russian-made S-400 missile defense system by next month to protect itself from Pakistani and Chinese threats. This information has been given by the Pentagon, the headquarters of the US Department of Defense. One of its top intelligence officials has told that in view of the threat from Pakistan and China, India intends to deploy the S-400 missile system by June 2022 to protect its country.
He has said that India is engaged in extensive military modernization which includes strategic nuclear forces including Air Force, Army and Navy. Lieutenant General Scott Barrier, the director of the US Defense Intelligence Agency, has informed the members of the US Parliamentarian's Armed Services Committee in this regard. He said that India has started getting S-400 missile defense system from Russia since December last year.
Let us inform that by October 2021, the Indian Army was considering the purchase of advanced surveillance systems to protect its land and sea frontiers and to enhance cyber capabilities. Barrier said that, "India received the initial shipment of Russian S-400 missile system in December and India is planning to operate the system by June 2022 in view of threats from Pakistan and China."