U.S. wants India out of S-400 deal

U.S. wants India out of S-400 deal

US-India-Russia, S-400

News:

  1. The state department of U.S. has warned India against the violation of Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanction Act or CAATSA.

Important Facts:

  1. About Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanction Act or CAATSA.
  • Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanction Act was enacted in August 2017.
  • The Act empowers the U.S. to impose a sanction on the countries that have significant defence cooperation with Russia, Iran and North Korea.
  • CAATSA aims to counter the aggression by Iran, Russia and North Korea through punitive measures.
  1. India is planning to buy five S-400 Triumf air defence systems for around $4.5 billion from Russia.
  2. The US has initially signalled waiver for India but their instance seems to be changed now.
  3. The US said that they tried to find a way so that defence preparedness of India won’t be impacted.
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