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"We have always pursued an independent policy": the Indian Foreign Ministry answered the question about the threats from the United States for the purchase of the S-400 air defense system

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"We have always pursued an independent policy": the Indian Foreign Ministry answered the question about the threats from the United States for the purchase of the S-400 air defense system

Indian journalists asked the country's Foreign Ministry to comment on the situation related to the US threats to impose sanctions against India for the acquisition of the S-400 air defense system from Russia. It's about American threats.


Recall that India has already contracted these anti-aircraft missile systems, and a report was issued in the US Congress, which speaks of the possibility of applying the CAATSA sanctions package against New Delhi, if the complexes appear on Indian territory. CAATSA is an American law on sanctions for military-technical cooperation with Moscow.

Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava said during the briefing:

India and the United States have a global strategic partnership. And India and Russia have a privileged strategic partnership. We have always pursued an independent foreign policy based on our interests. This also applies to our defense procurement. All of them are carried out in the interests of Indian national security.

According to an Indian Foreign Ministry official, India is committed to a constructive dialogue with the United States:

Such dialogue cannot be helped by sanctions or threats of sanctions.

The statement is very diplomatic, but India itself notes that this is a signal from the country's Foreign Ministry to Washington that India is ready to defend its national interests.

Also cited as an example is a measure from 2019, which was a response to the United States to exclude India from the list of countries receiving benefits from the American GSP (Generalized System of Preferences). This then led to the imposition of duties on a number of Indian goods, including medicines. India responded by imposing trade duties on three dozen US goods. This led to the fact that American companies were missing almost half a billion dollars.

For reference: India is one of the ten largest trade partners of the United States. Trade turnover in 2018-2019 exceeded $ 140 billion. Any friction between these countries can lead to large-scale economic losses for some and for others.
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  1. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 9 January 2021 08: 00
    +3
    A donkey with gold is good at breaking through this independent policy.
    1. Victor_B
      Victor_B 9 January 2021 08: 02
      +4
      And it punches regularly ...
      Example - Rafali!
      They were forwarded by the French with localization right into the dupa!
      And the price is much higher than our Su-30.
      1. Lech from Android.
        Lech from Android. 9 January 2021 08: 16
        +4
        The French are cunning, they have entered into a contract with the Indians so that any unwanted actions of the Indians will cost a pretty penny for India .. The penalties will cost more than the contract itself ... Here is a crook.
        1. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 9 January 2021 09: 52
          +2
          Quote: Lech from Android.
          Here is a crook.

          Remember, remember the comedy with "Mistrals". The French - they are such Dartanyans ... That the hand itself reaches to the right side ... Where the machine gun hangs.
    2. 41st region
      41st region 9 January 2021 10: 26
      0
      Yes.
      Philip N2 Amintovich said for the millennium. smile
    3. Yang yangov
      Yang yangov 9 January 2021 11: 29
      +12
      I think this deal will show (if it takes place) how independent you are in your decisions.
  2. bessmertniy
    bessmertniy 9 January 2021 08: 03
    +6
    Soon the United States will completely fence itself off from the outside world with its sanctions. And then the American economy will really come to a kirdyk, which is long overdue with their huge national debt. hi
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 9 January 2021 09: 57
      +5
      Quote: bessmertniy
      Soon the United States will completely fence itself off from the outside world with its sanctions.

      Is there someone else in the world left, against whom they did not impose sanctions? They jump ... "Hedgehog against the whole world" ....
      1. Starover_Z
        Starover_Z 9 January 2021 11: 26
        +1
        Quote: Zoldat_A
        Is there someone else in the world left, against whom they did not impose sanctions?

        There are also such - Small Britons, their ancestors. But even those listen to "tips" from overseas.
        The idea for Brexit probably came from there, to shake the Euro!
  3. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 9 January 2021 08: 29
    +3
    "We have always pursued an independent policy"
    This is what cannot be taken away from the Indians, so it is independence, there are five out of five!
  4. Soko
    Soko 9 January 2021 10: 31
    +16
    We have always pursued an independent policy

    Their policy is not so much independent as flexible. If possible.
    1. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 9 January 2021 11: 23
      +1
      So they dance also, tried to repeat their dance, dislocated sewing vertebrae, knee joints crunched like corn sticks. Ancient people what and their culture and politics are flexible.