Worry for India as US warns of curbs over Russian arms
NEW DELHI: In a clear warning to partners and allies, the US has said major defence purchases from Russia would attract sanctions under CAATSA, a move that may have implications for India which continues to be a significant buyer of Russian weapon systems.
Briefing journalists, US assistant secretary for political-military affairs in the State Department, R Clarke Cooper, said, “We would caution other US partners against making major purchases of Russian defence equipment in future that would also put them at risk of sanctions.”
The US imposed sanctions on NATO ally Turkey this week for its purchase of the Russian S-400 missile interceptor systems. India expects delivery of S-400 missile interceptors by next summer and there is widespread apprehension about CAATSA (Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act) being applied to India and its impact on bilateral ties. India continues to source weapon systems from Russia and does not intend to change it substantively.
He attempted to clarify that sanctions were not targeted at the country, but at Russia. “This step should send a clear message globally: CAATSA is designed to impose costs on Russia in response to its malicious cyber activities, its unacceptable behaviour in Ukraine, and other malign activities worldwide.”
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India needs to look at its own national security. USA's own record of protecting its alleys is dismal. US is known of making mess in a country in the name protecting it, then leaving it midway in mess.
India must never put all their eggs in one basket. The USA is famous for reneging on promises and walking out midway of a crisis situation, the crisis which they bring about in the first place. The latest example is Afganistan, and then again, the Taliban is a USA creation anyway.
I wrote multiple times if Biden/Democrats comes to power, they would arm-twist India because Democrats are Muslim and China friendly govt.
Tiger Of Punjab
India must not worried about usa
Biden and India hater Harris started showing their colours already......Soon America will be Chinese colony.....History repeats itself....Well played China...India on the other hand should continue its arms deal with Russia. No change in plans be done....America is a backstabber
Make in India is the only solution.
Can't agree with you more but Indians only talk. After talking BIG for 70 years and 6 years under Feku, Indians can's make a simple rife with bullets.
India need not to worry, USA needs India more than India needs them. India is more than capable to deal with it's enemies on its own.
India will never have the same kind of guts as Turkey; buying Russian S-400 and tell US sanctions go to hell. Indians are aye aye sir sl ves.
I think this matter is very simple, do what is best for India. Forget about the threat.
If the Americans are unreasonable, let us also be by stop importing from them..They should know that they are pushing us more to Russia like in 1971..
Trump's last few weeks in office would be the most dangerous for the World
Unfortunately India took place of Pakistan, now India is doing same job as before Pakistan was doing for America. Now because of Modi go nment we become colony of America, now 90% India foreign policies under the American influence. India lost lot of respect because of uneducated PM and unrealistic Godi media. This go nment didn't do anything just blaming Pakistan
Americans are no fools, they know who is an ally (India) and who was an ally (Turkey).
Feku bow in front of Biden before it is too late!!
US is selling weapons to India, not given anything free of cost.
Russia is our friend in need and time tested.
Can't believe on US
USA cannot dictate INDIA. We will look to our national need as they are looking to their national need.
Feku has no guts. He has stopped purchase of crude oil from Iran after warning from American. Now he will once again bow down to the American and act like a cheap cheer leader for American President.
Dont buy from US. Keep them at an arms length. They are fair weather friends only. They want to monopolize the weapons business.