India wants Russia to speed up the delivery schedule of the advanced S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile systems, which can detect, track and destroy hostile strategic bombers, jets, spy planes, missiles and drones at a range of 380km, after having now paid the first installment of around 6,000 crores for them.

The faster delivery of the five squadrons of S-400, under the $5.43 billion (Rs 40,000 crore) deal inked in October 2018, will be discussed in the 19thIndia-Russia intergovernmental commission on military and military-technical cooperation (IRIGC-M&MTC) to be held in Moscow on Wednesday, said sources.
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India’s lease of an Akula-1 nuclear-powered attack submarine under the over $3 billion (Rs 21,000 crore) deal inked in March this year as well as a reciprocal military logistics pact will also be among the issues to figure in the delegation-level talks, which will be co-chaired by the defence minister Rajnath Singh and his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu.

(With inputs from sources)