- Apr 2, 2019
Wrong parallel...The first two Regiments of S-400s are planned to be deployed around Delhi and most likely nuke facilities like Trombay. The remainder which would be inducted not before 2024/25 one of which would probably be deployed in Ladakh, which is pure conjecture at this stage.
As an aside, being a strategic weapon, the S-400 Regiment that China has received from Russia has been deployed around Beijing (and not Tibet as some have stated) under op control of PLA's 5th Air Defence Division. The second Regiment in the pipeline will be deployed around Shanghai to cover its financial hubs along the Eastern coast and the SCS which is far more strategically sound than deploying them in the TAR .
S-400 have limited ballistic missile Defence ability..it can't be compared with true strategic Ballistic missile defence shield like AAD, PAD OR THAAD.. S-400 comes with 4-5 type of missiles with limited bmd capabilities.. it has 250 km 48N6 nd 120 km 9M96E2 missile specially meant for air defence against aircrafts nd cruise missiles
It can be deployed in 5 minutes to support it's true tactical use...
For strategic Ballistic defence missile we will have AAD nd PAD.. for national capital protection against cruise missile we will have NASAMS-2
For use about S-400.. read comments of ex-IAF chief B.S Dhanoa... It will be used by IAF under integrated air command and control system (IACCS) which would be in effect by 2021-22...