The Indian Air Force (IAF) has declared that Russia cannot provide the necessary defense equipment it promised due to the conflict in Ukraine.

The Indian Air Force has confirmed that New Delhi is concerned that the Russian incursion into Ukraine in February 2022 may disrupt military equipment deliveries from India’s primary supplier.

For decades, India has relied upon Russia (and the Soviet Union before it) as its primary source of arms and defense supplies.

India has invested billions in arms imports, with Russia accounting for approximately $17.29 billion from 2001-2011 alone, as indicated by the SIPRI Arms Transfer Database.