India and Russia are expected to sign a pact on 15th October for the delivery of an advanced air defence system to Delhi, according to sources. The S-400 missiles are Moscow's most enlightened aircraft defence system. Yuri Ushakov (Russian Diplomat) said the pact would be signed at a summit in Goa where Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India is hosting a Brics summit in Goa this weekend involving Russia, Brazil, South Africa and China. An pact on the delivery of S-400 'Triumph' anti-missile defence systems and other deals will be signed as a result of the talks.

The S-400 surface to air missiles have been positioned in Syria, where Russian forces have been operating in support of the Government of President Bashar Al-Assad. India and Russia were close knit during the Cold War, but recent the relationships are becoming more complex.

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