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In another setback to China, Russia suspends deliveries of S-400 missiles

Russia's suspension of S-400 missiles to China comes after Moscow had earlier accused Beijing of spying, despite the two countries enjoying considerably good relations over the years

Russian S-400 air defence mobile missile launching systems. All that remains is to decide whether the deal should be signed when PM Narendra Modi meets President Vladimir Putin later this year. Photo: Reuters
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In 2018, China received the first batch of S-400 missile, a military diplomatic source told Russia's TASS news agency.

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Russia has announced suspending delivering S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to China and said the resumption of further deliveries is yet to be ascertained.
Citing Chinese newspaper Sohu, UAWire reported, "This time, Russia announced the postponement of the delivery of missiles for the Chinese S-400 system. To a certain extent, we can say that it is for the sake of China. Getting a gun is not as easy as signing an invoice after receiving a weapon."
"They say that the work on delivering these weapons is quite complicated. While China has to send personnel for training, Russia also needs to send a lot

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First Published: Jul 27 2020 | 10:33 AM IST

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