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US Worries India Buying Russia’s S-400 Weapon System

India’s plans to buy S-400 weapon system from Russia could affect Indo-US ties. The two sides are working on maneuvring around the- Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), which mandates the US President to impose sanctions against entities dealing with Russian defence establishment.

India’s plans to buy S-400 weapon system from Russia could affect Indo-US military ties. According to a report in Economic Times, the United States has expressed concerns over the purchase of S-400 air defence system from Russia.

Citing Mac Thornberry, chairman of US House Armed Services Committee, a report said that the concerns have been conveyed to different levels in the Indian establishment.

Citing committee members, the report said that purchasing the Russian system would make it difficult for the US to share sensitive technology with India. The US officials have reportedly asked India to “reconsider” its decision to acquire S-400.

It may be noted that India has concluded the Rs 40,000 crore deal with Russia to procure S-400 air defence system.A PTI report suggested that India and Russia are working on finding a solution to evade legal provisions in US law which imposes sanctions on countries and entities transacting with Russian defence establishments.

The two sides are working on maneuvring around the- Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), which mandates the US President to act against entities dealing with Russian defence establishment.”The negotiations for the missile deal have been concluded. The financial component has been finalised,” PTI quoted a source as saying.

The announcement of the deal is likely to take place in October during an annual summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India has been keen on procuring the missile defence system to guard the 4000 odd km border along China.

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