The USA has applied its Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) legislation against countries like China and Turkey for buying advanced Russian-made defensive weapons.
The Pentagon Chief had urged New Delhi to avoid purchasing S-400 weaponry from Russia if it hoped to escape American sanctions.
The US regime will certainly impose CAATSA sanction against India as the first batch of S-400 air missile defense system is expected to be delivered in November this year, claims former cabinet minister and senior parliamentarian Subramanian Swamy.
In March of this year, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III had urged Indian leaders to avoid buying Russian defense equipment, including S-400’s, if the country wants to prevent the risk of sanctions.
Last month, India’s ambassador to Russia D.B. Venkatesh Varma, reiterated that New Delhi would implement the contract considering specific defense and national security needs.
In October 2018, India signed a $5.43 billion deal with Russia for five S-400 Triumf regiments despite objections from the USA.
The US regime imposed sanctions on Turkey in December 2020 following the delivery of first batch of S-400’s from Russia. The US claims that the S-400’s threaten its F-35 fighter jets and NATO’s broader defense systems.
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