While the Narendra Modi government remains tightlipped about the entire project, officials with direct knowledge of the matter have told Hindustan Times that all five units will be deployed in depth areas to tackle the threat from China.
All the five units of the S-400 system, which can take down a hostile aircraft or missile at a range between 40km and 400km, are expected to be operational by next year.
The S-400 system was purchased from Russia through a $5-billion deal signed in October 2018.
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