Washington: The US has expressed its “concern” over the delivery of S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile systems from Russia to India but it remains undecided on how to deal with the transaction, a senior Pentagon official said.
The S-400 is known as Russia’s most advanced long-range surface-to-air missile defence system.
Though there is no official comment by the Indian Air Force on the deliveries, Russia’s Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) Dmitry Shugaev told Sputnik news agency last week that the deliveries of the missiles are going on as planned.
“We’ve been very clear with our Indian partners about our concern over this system,” Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby said at a press briefing on Monday in reply to a question on to what extent the defence department is concerned about India receiving the first S-400s.
It is learnt that deliveries of some components of the missile systems have started and all key parts are yet…