India intends to buy Russian cruise missiles "Caliber" with the latest high-precision guidance system and the ability to destroy ground targets. On Thursday, September 1, according to "Izvestia", citing a source in diplomatic circles.
According to the publication, the official Delhi has such weapons, but in the "anti-performance", and now wishes to acquire the modification, successfully employed by Russia against terrorists in Syria. The newspaper said that India is interested in rockets, in fact, are the same, that is, with high-precision guidance system, however, the range in the export version, in accordance with international agreements, reduced to 300 kilometers.
As the newspaper writes, experts do not exclude that India will continue to be able itself to increase the range of "Caliber". And the appearance of her latest models of these missiles will give an additional impetus to the military-industrial complex of the country.
The newspaper said that the Indian side has prepared the relevant proposals, they will be transmitted formally during the visit of President Vladimir Putin, scheduled for October.
15-16 Oct in the state of Goa will host the BRICS summit under India's presidency, as well as a bilateral summit Russia and India.
16 August it became known that Moscow and new Delhi have made considerable progress in the negotiations on the modernization of the air-superiority of su-30 fighter of the Indian air force, which will be cost India 7-8 billion dollars. The upgraded vehicles will get new avionics, radar, modern weapons. Also reduced their radar signature. The operation was carried out by the Indian company HAL. Multifunctional su-30MKI manufactured at the Irkutsk aviation plant of the Irkut Corporation, was originally developed at the request of India on the basis of the su-30MK.
In early August, the media reported that an agreement was reached on Russia's sale to India of three frigates of project 11356 (according to Western classification — class frigates "Admiral Grigorovich") destined for the Russian black sea fleet.
19 August, the Russian black sea fleet ships "Serpukhov" and "Green Vale" from the area of the firing positions in the Eastern part of the Mediterranean sea released three missiles "Caliber" on positions of grouping "Dzhabhat EN-Nusra" (banned in Russia) in Syria. The result was a destroyed command post and base of insurgents near the village of Dar-Tease, and plant for the production of mortar ammunition and a large stock of weapons in the province of Aleppo.
Cruise missiles 3M14 complex "Caliber" was first used in combat on 7 October 2015 in Syria. They have a range of 2,600 kilometers and is able to follow at the extremely low altitudes with terrain following.