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In India: For the purchase of the S-400, the US can "force" France to restrict the supply of weapons for the Rafale fighters

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In India: For the purchase of the S-400, the US can "force" France to restrict the supply of weapons for the Rafale fighters

In the US Congress, a report has been issued, which considers a contract for the supply of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft systems to India. This report was prepared by CRS, the Congressional Research Service, which includes representatives from both the Republican and Democratic parties.


The report stated that it was "expressing concern that India has contracted Russian air defense systems."

It is noted that in accordance with the CAATSA package, the United States can impose sanctions against India immediately after the arrival of the first S-400 air defense systems from Russia to this country. Sanctions, in particular, may affect the defense sector of India - for example, restrictions may be imposed on the supply of components to India for a particular technique.

In India itself, where the report raised concerns, an option is also being considered such as a possible restriction of supplies. weapons for the Rafale fighters purchased from France. This version has the right to life, since the mentioned report considers the possibility of "limiting India's partnership with various arms suppliers." It was also suggested that here, too, the United States may declare "the incompatibility of operating equipment created in Russia with equipment created in NATO countries."

In other words, the United States is already ready not only to impose its own sanctions, but also to block the possibility of transactions in relations with third countries - France, for example. According to India, the United States can simply force it to restrict the sale of weapons for combat aircraft.

If such restrictive measures are introduced, then the French Rafale fighters delivered to India may be unarmed. For India, this is a significant blow, since the country's Air Force places a high stake on the Rafali.

In the Indian press, commenting on the American threats, they write that "the report of the Congressional Research Service is not an official report on behalf of all American parliamentarians."

From the materials of the Indian media:

These reports are prepared by independent experts and then passed on to legislators so that they can make informed decisions.

The Indian media expresses the hope that the United States will not impose sanctions from the CAATSA package against India over the S-400. However, earlier in the same India, it was reasonably stated that if Washington imposed sanctions even against Turkey, a NATO country, then "why do we (in India) believe that they will not be imposed against us?"
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  1. rocket757
    rocket757 5 January 2021 08: 40
    +5
    The report states “expressions of concern over the fact that India has contracted Russian air defense systems

    In striped concern, in India too, CLASS !!!
    How many anxious people are in the world, it turns out!
    1. oleg-gr
      oleg-gr 5 January 2021 10: 10
      +6
      A holy place is never empty. Heh, the guardians will sell weapons, others will. And the Indians will begin to think better with their heads. Who is more profitable to do business with. Where it is worse for some, it is always better for others.
      1. loki565
        loki565 5 January 2021 10: 15
        +5
        But why do they need such complexes, they would better shoot stones in the old fashioned way)))
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 5 January 2021 10: 30
          +3
          This is, of course, a very specific conflict .... nobody wants to cross the line of no return.
      2. Machito
        Machito 5 January 2021 10: 17
        +12
        The purchase of the S-400 is the most important criterion for the country's independence. Only independent countries can afford to buy these air defense systems and secure a peaceful sky from the American democratic aggressors.
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 5 January 2021 10: 32
          +1
          Quote: Bearded
          The purchase of the S-400 is the most important criterion for the country's independence.

          Everything is much more complicated, the purchase of such Russian weapons is rather the result of many efforts made earlier.
          1. Machito
            Machito 5 January 2021 10: 48
            +8
            Quote: rocket757
            Quote: Bearded
            The purchase of the S-400 is the most important criterion for the country's independence.

            Everything is much more complicated, the purchase of such Russian weapons is rather the result of many efforts made earlier.

            I agree with you. To buy the S-400, you need to have a strong modern armed forces, a developed economy, political will, etc. The S-400 is a defensive system that strengthens independence from the United States.
            1. rocket757
              rocket757 5 January 2021 14: 35
              +3
              Quote: Bearded
              To buy the S-400, you need to have a strong modern armed forces,

              Well, yes, this is only for all sorts of strange experts, lonely anti-aircraft systems walk alone and become an easy target for anyone / whatever ... as normal, they are built into the DEPLOYED SYSTEM, which are the modern Armed Forces of any normal country.
          2. avg
            avg 5 January 2021 12: 01
            +8
            Quote: rocket757
            Everything is much more complicated, the purchase of such Russian weapons is rather the result of many efforts made earlier.

            All their Armed Forces are the result of many joint efforts of the USSR (RF) and India made earlier. And this cooperation has never let India down, but the current multi-vector throwing is already bearing fruit, threatening to undermine sovereignty and combat capability at the most inopportune moment. Let the Indians think, not only have they been raised with money, technologies are not transferred, but they will also get a master's kick.
            1. rocket757
              rocket757 5 January 2021 14: 37
              +1
              Quote: avg
              many joint efforts of the USSR (RF)

              Russia is not the USSR. Many positions are lost through fault ... in short, lost. It will be difficult to restore.
      3. rocket757
        rocket757 5 January 2021 10: 28
        +2
        It is difficult to predict exactly what will happen.
        But yes, minke whales can impose restrictions on allies. All the same, their technologies are intertwined, they are overbought by minke whales wherever possible.
        1. Grandfather
          Grandfather 5 January 2021 10: 57
          +2
          so funny to look at this fuss ... all so "independent" .. in diapers.
    2. Nikolay1987
      Nikolay1987 5 January 2021 11: 53
      0
      Quote: rocket757
      The report states “expressions of concern over the fact that India has contracted Russian air defense systems

      In striped concern, in India too, CLASS !!!
      How many anxious people are in the world, it turns out!

      2We are "just as concerned hi
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 5 January 2021 14: 30
        0
        Quote: Nikolay1987
        2We are "just as concerned

        Fine!!! A big, fun company is gathering!
  2. loki565
    loki565 5 January 2021 08: 48
    +6
    We need to hint to them that Pakistan is also interested in this complex)))
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 5 January 2021 09: 04
      +1
      Pakistan can also tighten the nuts.
      1. Profiler
        Profiler 5 January 2021 09: 24
        +5
        Quote: loki565
        We need to hint to them that Pakistan is also interested in this complex)))


        Quote: Zaurbek
        Pakistan can also tighten the nuts.


        There, on the other hand, there is another influential and very powerful "wrench" - the Chinese yes
        1. Zaurbek
          Zaurbek 5 January 2021 09: 27
          +1
          And he will buy Chinese complexes ...
          1. Profiler
            Profiler 5 January 2021 09: 29
            +2
            Quote: Zaurbek
            And he will buy Chinese complexes ...

            Not a fact, since it is a bargaining chip. Given the influence of the PRC, bargaining tripartite.
            1. Zaurbek
              Zaurbek 5 January 2021 09: 32
              +1
              Pakistan, by the way, did not financially master the purchase of new Super Cobras and F16. The Americans canceled their subsidies and set the full price.
      2. loki565
        loki565 5 January 2021 10: 07
        +4
        No, they have long been at odds with the United States and have completely changed the vector to China.
  3. askort154
    askort154 5 January 2021 09: 03
    +9
    The US advertises the S-400 well, unlike some shouting in the media that the S-400 is not at all what Russia is voicing.
    1. XXXIII
      XXXIII 5 January 2021 10: 23
      +2
      Quote: askort154
      The US advertises the S-400 well, unlike some shouting in the media that the S-400 is not at all what Russia is voicing.

      Yes, international PR is a hundred points. It's how they get numb when they find out that someone is choosing the S-400 for purchase.))
    2. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 5 January 2021 10: 28
      +2
      One drawback - the buyer of the С300-400 is a country with a developed economy and finance. And such, one way or another tied to the United States and it is easy for them to tighten the screws. And a large% of clients of these air defense systems are eliminated.
  4. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 5 January 2021 09: 03
    +3
    They are betting on Rafale .... but on С400 they don't? Interesting. Well, they have a big head, let them think.
    1. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U 5 January 2021 09: 08
      0
      Quote: Zaurbek
      They are betting on Rafale .... but on С400 they don't?

      All the same, air defense is primarily defense, and defense cannot be won.
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 5 January 2021 09: 16
        +3
        Yes, but this is the "last" line of defense ..... India has a bunch of Chemical Industries and densely populated cities.
  5. Pechkin
    Pechkin 5 January 2021 09: 06
    +9
    Congressmen of the United States, be firm already. How long can you tolerate the supply of weapons from Russia to India, impose sanctions on India in full. For the contract for the purchase of AH-64 Apache, for the F-18 for aircraft carriers, for everything related to the C-17 Globemaster III and make the French not sell Rafale, etc. so they can see what a reliable trading partner you are.
    Russian military-industrial complex.
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 5 January 2021 10: 30
      +1
      The problem is everyone can see. And no one can do anything. Elites are comfortable with interaction and do not want to quarrel and step on their pockets. India is now being tempted by the transfer of American companies from China.
  6. Ross xnumx
    Ross xnumx 5 January 2021 09: 41
    +6
    In India: For the purchase of the S-400, the US can "force" France to restrict the supply of weapons for the Rafale fighters

    Judging by the excitement around the S-400, raised by the United States, it becomes obvious that the capabilities of the complex to shoot down F-22, F-35 and other "invisible" are high, and it is easier to be convinced of this only after the acquisition ... yes
    1. Pechkin
      Pechkin 5 January 2021 09: 56
      +7
      There are two options: they really care about the military efficiency of the S-400 Triumph, or they simply don't want to pour money into our military-industrial complex (the price of one Triumph division is about $ 500 million).
      1. XXXIII
        XXXIII 5 January 2021 10: 44
        +3
        Quote: Pechkin
        There are two options: they really care about the military efficiency of the S-400 Triumph, or they simply don't want to pour money into our military-industrial complex (the price of one Triumph division is about $ 500 million).

        They are worried about this and that, they understand that the Russian military-industrial complex is doing air defense which shoot down their planes and shoot them down to the S-400. Well, money is in second place, as you indicated. Imposing sanctions against the Russian military-industrial complex is an indicator of the effectiveness of the military-industrial complex, for the United States this is the last word.))
        The brainchild of Lockheed U-2 was not a cornmaker at the time.
        During the first U-2 overflights of the territory of the USSR and the detection of the effects of radiation on it from ground-based radars, the CIA launched the Project Rainbow program, aimed at reducing the RCS of the U-2 aircraft. Although the results of the program were generally assessed as unsatisfactory (due to the low weight efficiency of RPMs of that period), such materials were used to a limited extent on the Lockheed U-2. The purpose of using RPM was twofold - to reduce the RCS of the aircraft in a specific frequency range of the radar, and to isolate the operation of numerous onboard antenna devices in order to avoid mutual interference.

        The U-2 reconnaissance aircraft was considered invulnerable until May 1, 1960, when, during a regular flight over the Soviet Union, this aircraft was shot down by a surface-to-air missile of the S-75 air defense system of the 2 nd division of the 57th anti-aircraft missile brigade under the command of Major M Voronova
  7. Dmitry Makarov
    Dmitry Makarov 5 January 2021 10: 11
    +1
    What, the Russians don't have missiles?
    It is possible to integrate Russian missiles on the Rafale, at the same time we will get acquainted with French technologies.
    1. Rusticolus
      Rusticolus 5 January 2021 11: 54
      +1
      It would be better if the Indians terminated the contract for incomplete Rafals and demanded that the French return all the money, and even with interest, for unfulfilled obligations. And you can already buy Sushki on them.
    2. nks
      nks 5 January 2021 15: 26
      +1
      Quote: Dmitry Makarov
      It is possible to integrate Russian missiles on the Rafale

      In reality, while the opposite is happening - on MKI integrate fr URVV MICA
      https://www.indiastrategic.in/2020/08/24/su-30-mki-destroys-aerial-target-using-mica-missile/
      Actually, MBDA has already delivered a large package of TSA in the summer (ahead of schedule at the request of India, when the situation at the border became tense)

      And so the Indian press writes about everything ... for every taste :)
  8. Ros 56
    Ros 56 5 January 2021 10: 18
    +3
    The lesson will be for the dancers, take Russian air defense systems, take Russian planes and there will be no problems.
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  10. Pandiurin
    Pandiurin 5 January 2021 10: 57
    0
    Along the US mistral, the French were coerced with both a carrot and a carrot.
    The shipyard that built the helicopter carriers seems to have placed an order for a mega large passenger liner. What can they give Rafal?

    It seems that they just want to scare the Indians ...

    Again, if India wants air defense,
    then what should they do, buy it from the Chinese?
  11. boris epstein
    boris epstein 5 January 2021 14: 06
    +2
    Yes, unfortunately Macron was not General de Gaulle. Thoth would have immediately sent and done as needed to France, not the United States.
  12. datura23
    datura23 5 January 2021 14: 24
    0
    to force the French? they will run their pants themselves and show the figurine, and the Indians will
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  14. sanchoys
    sanchoys 5 January 2021 21: 27
    0
    Indians will know how to contact * reliable partners * in the face of the French and the French. This is a lesson for them for the future. Let them compare the facts of how they worked with Russia and the French. s without soap ... they will crawl if they don't like something ...
  15. Kostya N
    Kostya N 7 January 2021 05: 10
    0
    India can buy them from Turkey. First, do the stuffing, see what the heads in the US say. And those will have to either close their eyes, or threaten again. Then Turkey was generally on horseback - they have already used, studied. Here, on one injection, you can have a lot.