Indian defence minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday that ongoing contracts signed with Russia in the past few years will be maintained and in some cases expedited.
The minister's comments came after he discussed a range of issues with the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov and several high ranking officials on the first day of a three day official visit to Moscow.
"My discussions with the Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov were very positive and productive. I have been assured that ongoing contracts will be maintained and not just maintained, in a number of cases will be taken forward in a shorter time," Rajnath Singh, India's leading senior defence official, said after the meeting.
The minister who is "fully satisfied with the discussions" emphasised that all the proposals forwarded by the Indian side have "received a positive response from the Russian side".
In February, Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov announced the start of production of the S-400 air defence missile systems for India.
In 2018, India and Russia signed a $5.43 billion contract for the purchase of five S-400 missile defence systems, despite US threats to slap sanctions on any country that buys from Russia’s defence sector under the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).
India and Russia have signed defence contracts worth over $12 billion including for a Talwar class frigate, a submarine, naval helicopters and very short range air defence systems.
Kumar added that he is looking forward to participating in the 75th Victory Parade on Wednesday where a large Indian contingent will also be taking part.