India firm on S-400 deal amid US pressure,

S-400 is one of most advanced air defence systems in the world capable of tracking over 100 flying objects and striking hostile targets up to 400 km in range.

Foreign Minister S Jaishankar told his US counterpart Mike Pompeo on June 26 that India will go by its national interest on the S-400 missile defence deal with Russia.

The two sides, however, agreed to work their way through the contentious pact among other prickly issues, including trade, to take bilateral ties to new levels.

The development comes at a time when the US is pressurising India to drop the S-400 Triumf deal with Russia. The S-400 competes with US’ Patriot and Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) missile systems.Läs artikel