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India-Russia S-400 Deal A Matter Of Concern: US

India’s plan to buy S-400 Weapon Indo-Us military ties. 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.

He also said these concerns were separate from any sanctions and legislation that the US has imposed on Russia.

India, Russia have closed Rs 40,000 crore deal for missile defence system. The deal announce before an annual summit between PM Modi and Russian President Putin in October and after the Modi informal talks with Putin the issue has been understood.

S-400 is known by Russia’s most advanced long-range surface-to-air missile defence system. The S-400 is an upgraded version of the S-300 systems.

The US has expressed its displeasure over the purchase of S-400 ballistic missile shield from Russia by India. The Trump Administration is concerned that the purchase of the S-400 ballistic missile from Russia can effect the mutual military cooperation between India and the US.

Last month, the Trump administration had cleared the export of armed, unmanned drones to close strategic partners such as India. According to Mr Thornberry, “This is one of the areas where the acquisition of the Russian anti-aircraft system will make the acquisition of that technology somewhat more difficult.”

Earlier this year, the United States had passed the Prevention Act Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) against Russia on the charge of joining the US election process.


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