New Delhi: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Russia, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Thursday approved a deal to buy Russian S-400 missile systems, defence ministry sources here said.
India will be buying five units of the missile system.
The sources said negotiations for the deal will be done during the prime minister's visit, and a preliminary agreement is expected at that time.
The DAC meeting was chaired by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.
Modi will be in Russia on a state visit from December 23 to 25.