Thursday, October 21, 2021
Home World US Warns India Against S-400 Missiles Purchase From Russia: Report

US Warns India Against S-400 Missiles Purchase From Russia: Report

- Advertisement -

Washington: A month after the imposing sanctions on Turkey for purchasing S-400 air defence systems from Russia, the United States on Friday warned India it is unlikely to get a waiver on its planned acquisition of the same equipment, said reports.

The US’ warning significantly raises the risk of similar sanctions on India as well if it goes ahead with the purchase of S-400 missiles, suggest experts.

The Donald Trump administration has been asking India to scrap the mega $5.5 billion deal for five air defence systems and avoid a diplomatic crisis between the two countries.

It maintains that India does not have a wide waiver from a US law that aims to deter countries from purchasing Russian military hardware.

According to some experts, the position of the US on India’s deal with Russia is unlikely to change even under the Biden administration that takes over next week as it has promised even tougher approach towards Kremlin.

Meanwhile, India has iterated that it needs the long-range surface-to-air missiles to counter the threat from China amid a standoff at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh.

Reacting to the report, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said, “India and the US have a comprehensive global strategic partnership. India has a special and privileged strategic partnership with Russia.”

In a dig at the US warning, he added, “India has always pursued an independent foreign policy. This also applies to our defence acquisitions and supplies which are guided by our national security interests.”

It should be noted that the United States imposed sanctions on Turkey last month for its acquisition of the Russian air defence systems under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
Stay Connected
16,985FansLike
2,458FollowersFollow
61,453SubscribersSubscribe
Must Read

Actor Ananya Panday’s Home Raided, Laptop & Phone Seized

Mumbai: Bollywood actress Ananya Panday's Mumbai residence was raided today by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). Add to it, her laptop and mobile phone...
- Advertisement -

When Sarcasm Takes Over

Kolkata: Memes and jokes are rampant and on Aryan Khan's drug ruckus, here we go .. *NCB* to *ARYAN KHAN* *NCB* : What is your name? *ARYAN*...

One Billion Covid Vaccinations For India

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a thumbs up to healthcare workers at Delhi's RML Hospital today morning as India crossed one...

SRK Visits Son Aryan In Jail

Mumbai: Actor Shah Rukh Khan came to Mumbai's Arthur Road jail today to meet his son Aryan Khan for the first time after he...
Related News

Actor Ananya Panday’s Home Raided, Laptop & Phone Seized

Mumbai: Bollywood actress Ananya Panday's Mumbai residence was raided today by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). Add to it, her laptop and mobile phone...

When Sarcasm Takes Over

Kolkata: Memes and jokes are rampant and on Aryan Khan's drug ruckus, here we go .. *NCB* to *ARYAN KHAN* *NCB* : What is your name? *ARYAN*...

One Billion Covid Vaccinations For India

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a thumbs up to healthcare workers at Delhi's RML Hospital today morning as India crossed one...

SRK Visits Son Aryan In Jail

Mumbai: Actor Shah Rukh Khan came to Mumbai's Arthur Road jail today to meet his son Aryan Khan for the first time after he...

Trailer Of Dybbuk Unveiled

Mumbai: Prime Video today unveiled an intriguing trailer of its anticipated horror-thriller movie Dybbuk - The Curse is Real, all set to release on...
- Advertisement -

81 COMMENTS

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here