White House: we will offer India more modern technologies
According to the interlocutor, of course, the Indian authorities will make procurement decisions based on their own interests, but the US administration is pleased with the fact that “more and more American technologies appear in the list from which to choose.”
In addition, the source added, US diplomats are discussing with New Delhi the issue of anti-Russian sanctions within the framework of the CAATSA law (according to which restrictions may be imposed against third countries for the purchase of Russian weapons).
The representative of the White House confirmed that every defense deal between India and Russia will be viewed through the prism of this particular law, that is, as a reason for the imposition of sanctions.
The day before, an assistant to the head of the Pentagon on APR affairs expressed concern over India’s intention to buy C-400 anti-aircraft systems in the Russian Federation. He also threatened New Delhi with sanctions, stating that India’s military ties with Russia should remain in the past.
Recall that the Russian Federation and India are the largest partners in the field of military-technical cooperation: more than 70% weapons and military equipment of the Armed Forces of India - Russian (Soviet) production. Every year, Russian defense companies supply the country with various weapons worth billions of dollars.
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