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Why Is the US Saying India Could Face Sanctions for Buying Russian S-400 Missile Systems? | The Wire - Jan. 20, 2021 |

US unlikely to impose CAATSA sanctions on India for S-400, but other Russian deals won't be easy

Sources told ThePrint that President Joe Biden's administration is unlikely to approve India's purchase of Russian S-400 air defense systems under the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).

The $5.43 billion S-400 `Triumph' missile system deal will make headlines during the visit of the Russian President to India. Vladimir Putin on 6 December During this he will hold summit talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

PM Narendra Modi with US President Joe Biden during their bilateral meeting in Washington on 24 September 2021

The India-Russia annual summit will also see the foreign and defense ministers of the two countries come together for the first time this year as they plan to give a special tag to the relationship, as New Delhi has done with its quad. Partners (USA, Japan and Australia).

The two sides are expected to sign a 10-year military technical agreement. The mutual exchange of logistics agreement is also ready for Washington to sign all the red rags.

While the US has not made public its stance on how the US will treat India on CAATSA with respect to the S-400, the Biden administration has asked New Delhi during diplomatic interactions to give the President a waiver. "willing" to. For the S-400 deal as a one-time exception "only" for India, the source said.

Passed in August 2017, CAATSA provides for sanctions by the US against countries doing business with Moscow.

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Dec 7th, 2021 at 11:27:59 AM EST

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