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Naira Badalian

Suren Papikyan refuses to comment on possible purchase of weapons  from India

Suren Papikyan refuses to comment on possible purchase of weapons  from India

ArmInfo.There is always a threat of war, Defense Minister Suren Papikyan told reporters on December 1 in parliament.

When asked by a journalist about how likely the risk of a resumption  of war is, Papikyan replied: "There is always such a risk."

Answering a question about the purchase of KONKURS - M ATGM from  India, Suren Papikyan stated that he "would not comment on  confidential information."

Earlier, at the end of September, the Indian The Economic Times  newspaper reported on India's forthcoming deliveries of a large batch  of weapons to Armenia. "India has signed a large order for the export  of missiles, rockets and ammunition to Armenia, as this country is  involved in a protracted border conflict with neighboring  Azerbaijan," the newspaper writes, indicating that the agreement was  reached at the level of the governments of the two countries. The  cost of the contracts was not disclosed, however, according to the  publication, in the coming months, Indian weapons worth more than 20  billion rupees (equivalent to more than $250 million) will be  supplied to Armenia. According to the source, the order includes the  first ever export of the indigenous Pinaka multi-barreled rocket  launchers already in service with the Indian Army, as well as  anti-tank missiles and munitions. It was noted that "this is not the  first time that weapons systems have been exported to Armenia. In  2020 In 2020, India exported to country four Swathi radars at a cost  of about 3.5 billion rupees (about $44 million).

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