Why Is India Buying More Russian Air-to-Air Missiles?
The National Interest -

Michael Peck


Bad news?

Why is India ordering $700 million worth of missiles from Russia?

One reason may be humiliation over Pakistan using long-range air-to-air missiles to shoot down an Indian fighter last February. Yet the purchase comes amid reports that of problems with Russian missiles.

“Close to 300 short-range air-to-air missiles, the R-73, and 400 medium-range air-to-air guided missiles, the RVV-AE, also known as the R-77, have been ordered,” according to Indian newspaper...

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