New Delhi, January 13
The US has expressed its dilemma over imposing sanctions on India for the purchase of Russia’s S-400 missile defense systems.
Controversy over Russian missile system
The administration clarified that it is discouraging India from going ahead with the acquisition of Russian equipment. James O’Brien, American officer
“I think we have to see what the balance is… The administration made it clear that it is discouraging India from going ahead with the acquisition of Russian equipment. The important geo-strategic especially with ties with China There are ideas,” said US President Joe Biden’s nominee James O’Brien as coordinator for the sanctions policy on America’s Opponents Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).
O’Brien James, speaking before the US Senate, said, “It is difficult to compare the two situations – a NATO ally (Turkey) that is breaking legacy and India, a partner of growing importance but a legacy relationship with Russia. “
Turkey, India and China have purchased S-400 missile systems, but only Turkish and Chinese companies have been approved under CAATSA, a US domestic law introduced during the Trump era. Till now no action has been taken against India. ,