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"Will fall under sanctions": the US Senator urged the head of the Pentagon to dissuade India from buying the S-400 air defense system

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India's deal to acquire the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile system should come under US sanctions under CAATSA. This was stated by US Senator Robert Menendez on the eve of the visit to India by the head of the Pentagon Lloyd Austin.


The senator sent a letter to the US Secretary of Defense urging Austin to raise the issue of India's acquisition of the S-400 during an official visit to the country. Menendez insists on canceling the deal with Russia, and Austin should persuade the Indian government to break the deal with Russia, threatening to limit India's ability to purchase US military technology.

(...) However, if India decides to proceed with the purchase of the S-400, then this act will clearly constitute a significant, and therefore sanctioned, transaction with the Russian defense sector, according to section 231 CAATSA

- the senator's letter says.

Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin intends to visit India this week to discuss further prospects for military cooperation between the United States and India.

Note that the United States has repeatedly tried to dissuade New Delhi from purchasing the Russian S-400 air defense system, but the Indian military does not intend to abandon the anti-aircraft system. Washington warned that if the treaty was implemented, India would fall under US sanctions against states that acquire modern weapons systems and military equipment from Russia, in accordance with the CAATSA (Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions) law.
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  1. Mitroha
    Mitroha 18 March 2021 15: 16
    +9
    Completely flayed. And after such statements, he:
    "Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin intends to visit India this week to discuss further prospects for US-Indian military cooperation."
    Not afraid that they will drown in the Ganges, so to speak, preventively?
    1. military_cat
      military_cat 18 March 2021 15: 23
      +2
      Whoever throws sanctions on himself falls under such sanctions.
      1. nnm
        nnm 18 March 2021 15: 36
        +10
        Quite right, colleague! As soon as the Stars and Stripes colossus gives the slightest slack, then all of his "allies" such as Poland, Ukraine, the Baltic States, India will so grab his throat, proving to the new owner (China, for example) their necessity that the stripes will fly in one direction, and stars to another.
        And the cracks in this colossus are already visible to the naked eye.
      2. dvina71
        dvina71 18 March 2021 15: 49
        +4
        Quote: military_cat
        then he throws sanctions, he himself comes under such sanctions.

        Well, what's wrong? Sanctions on India, and American arms manufacturers are deprived of the market ..
        1. bayard
          bayard 18 March 2021 19: 47
          +1
          Quote: dvina71
          Sanctions on India, and American arms manufacturers are deprived of the market ..

          These sanctions can only lead to the fact that India will buy even more weapons from those who are not concerned about sanctions. It is the threat of sanctions for the S-400 that has already led to the fact that India orders the same carrier-based fighters from us. And the modernization of the Su-30. And used MiG-29s to make up for the lack of squadrons. And the MiG-35 will most likely also be purchased. And they look at the Su-57 again with lust.
          And it is right .
          And the United States is a problematic partner, with quirks.
  2. Emil Azeri
    Emil Azeri 18 March 2021 15: 17
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    And rightly so.
    USA / Pakistan - Go ahead.
    Put pressure on India, and on the business of those from whom they are going to buy the S-400.
    1. Mitroha
      Mitroha 18 March 2021 15: 26
      +5
      Yes .... Without your command, they somehow did not dare fool
    2. Orange bigg
      Orange bigg 18 March 2021 15: 35
      +2
      Quote: Emil Azeri
      And rightly so.
      USA / Pakistan - Go ahead.
      To crush them, and the business of those from whom they are going to buy the S-400.


      Have you got it wrong? The US has India, not Pakistan, as its main ally in Asia. The latter is an ally of China, a strategic rival of the United States.
      ... After the US occupation of Afghanistan, the Afghan Taliban continued to fight, relying on areas not controlled by the government in Pakistan. And Pakistan has been India's main regional adversary since its founding. Islamic separatists and terrorists are fighting against India, relying on Pakistan. The fight against "Islamic terrorism" objectively brought the interests of the United States and India closer together.

      A new stage of bilateral military cooperation followed in 2016 with the conclusion of the Logistics Memorandum of Cooperation (LEMOA). Negotiations on LEMOA took almost ten years, and reaching this agreement in a sense meant overcoming the mutual trust deficit. As a result, in 2016, the United States identified India as its “major defense partner” with the aim of raising the level of cooperation with it to the level of the closest allies and partners of the United States.

      LEMOA allows the US and Indian military to resupply from each other's bases and gain access to supplies, spare parts and services from each other's ground facilities, air bases and ports, which can then be reimbursed with reciprocal logistics services.

      This agreement allowed the joint use of national facilities for the repair or resupply of vehicles - ships and aircraft. Under the agreement of 2016, American warships began refueling in Indian ports and undergoing repairs there.


      ... In 2020, military cooperation between the United States and India was complemented by an agreement on the exchange of military and intelligence data. The new agreement coincided in time with another escalation of the India-China border dispute in Tibet. As a result of a border incident that lasted for about a month in June, about three dozen Indian and Chinese troops were killed. Against the backdrop of the aftermath of these events, India deliberately and demonstratively deepened its military relationship with the United States - this time in the area of ​​intelligence.


      ... As part of the BECA, the United States began supplying India with information about the Chinese PLA's deployment on the Indian border.


      BECA has enabled India to gain real-time access to US geospatial intelligence, which improves the accuracy of automated systems and weapons such as missiles and armed drones. Through the exchange of information on maps and satellite imagery, India gains access to topographic and aeronautical data, as well as to advanced products that aid in navigation and targeting. Collaboration in topography enhances the ballistic missile launch capabilities of Indian nuclear weapons.

      BECA will provide Indian military systems with high quality GPS for real-time navigation to accurately engage enemy targets. The geospatial data provided by the Americans under the agreement will give all Indian missiles, as one Indian media put it, a "killer advantage" in targeting.


      ... after the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, the Americans can give priority to military cooperation with India and reduce that with Pakistan as punishment for this Islamic country for covert support of "Islamic terrorism". The Americans point to the Pakistani factor as one of the reasons for the failure of their long-term Afghan campaign.

      Pakistan, which is striving for a military balance in the region, may have to look for other partners to strengthen its strategic potential. It is obvious that this is already China. Improvement of Pakistan's relations with Iran is also possible for the same reason. Earlier, the Pakistani leadership warned about its neutrality in the event of a military conflict between the United States and Iran.

      https://eadaily.com/ru/news/2020/12/24/indiya-chem-tesnee-soyuz-s-ssha-tem-vyshe-risk-okruzheniya-kitaem-i-pakistanom
  3. Orange bigg
    Orange bigg 18 March 2021 15: 18
    +7
    "Will fall under sanctions": the US Senator urged the head of the Pentagon to dissuade India from buying the S-400 air defense system

    Yes, more sanctions. All countries, and immediately more desirable. Absolutely goofy. They tell who and what to buy.

    1. VORON538
      VORON538 18 March 2021 15: 22
      +8
      This is an American business hi
      Who does not want to buy American goods will be punished
      And some people dare to claim that the American regime is the best thing that mankind has seen? what
  4. Doccor18
    Doccor18 18 March 2021 15: 21
    +2
    I would not be surprised if the Indians were squeezed out. They, with their multi-vector nature, will soon finish badly ...
    1. Andrei Nikolaevich
      Andrei Nikolaevich 18 March 2021 17: 02
      0
      Let the Indians give a banana to this Defense Minister and send it back home.
  5. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 18 March 2021 15: 26
    +1
    so let's see if the dancers have something that prevents them from dancing ... or is it already a herd of political eunuchs ... you cannot cover the calls from China and Pakistan with the patriots ... here working weapons are needed ...
  6. rocket757
    rocket757 18 March 2021 15: 41
    0
    "Will fall under sanctions": the US Senator urged the head of the Pentagon to dissuade India from buying the S-400 air defense system

    The question is, of course, interesting ... boom to look at the development of events.
  7. Ros 56
    Ros 56 18 March 2021 15: 42
    +3
    And these striped idiots then blather something about healthy competition? America is falling in all respects, and even more so in terms of intelligence.
  8. rusich
    rusich 18 March 2021 16: 08
    0
    This exceptional nation has become completely frightened. India realizes that the S-400 is far superior to the creepy Patriots
  9. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 18 March 2021 16: 27
    0
    Must be punished, of course
  10. 1536
    1536 18 March 2021 16: 47
    +1
    The United States understands that 10 years will pass, and perhaps less, and their "exclusivity" and "leadership" will melt like morning fog. Moreover, against them themselves will be sanctioned by everyone who, even in the slightest degree, will be able to do so. Therefore, today the states need to do so to prevent this. How? The first way is war, the second is the destruction of competitors. Even the British did not allow themselves such a thing at the time. The Americans will not fight. Trusses by nature, they will lose too much if they enter into an open military confrontation with Russia. This means that the second option will be promoted. And here all means are good. Unfortunately, we do not understand that there is no such crime that capitalism is capable of for 300% of the profit. We believe, we are sentimental, we DO NOT finish off the vanquished, we are gullible, we protect our children from real life, finally. However, American capitalism is capable of everything even for 100%, and maybe even less.
  11. Basarev
    Basarev 18 March 2021 16: 47
    -2
    I would very much like to see India come under sanctions. It would be better - an absolute embargo like the Cuban or North Korean. India is now developing at an alarming rate and it would be better to cut it off on takeoff, not to allow it to grow into a second China. India must be poor and backward.
    1. Flooding
      Flooding 18 March 2021 17: 06
      +1
      Skllko should there be centers of power in your ideal world?
      1. Basarev
        Basarev 18 March 2021 17: 18
        -1
        It would be enough to have three superpowers, one of them must certainly be Russia, such is the planetary triumvirate. But, as we know, triumvirates are always unstable and always move to dualism, so even better - a bipolar world, again one of the superpowers should be Russia. But, as we know, all development tends towards monopoly, so the most likely option is a unipolar world, with a truly insurmountable gap between the ruling superpower and the rest of the world. And here the best option, I see a union of ten regions: USA, Canada; old Europe, Russia; Australia, New Zealand; Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Israel - are united in an extremely tight alliance, I call it the Northern Ring - and rule the rest of the world in the interests of all states of the alliance, such is the world colonial empire, where the metropolises do not squabble among themselves, but work together for a common good.
        1. Flooding
          Flooding 18 March 2021 17: 43
          +2
          Quote: Basarev
          It would be enough to have three superpowers, one of them must certainly be Russia, such is the planetary triumvirate

          Very good. Symptoms are favorable.
          In just five days. After all, as recently as March 13, you wrote
          Quote: Basarev
          You still have to go for it. Russia does not pull economically on the third center of power. Following the policy of the possible, without mriy about greatness, Russia can only join a superpower, surrender without a trace

          Which of the Basarevs can you trust?
          Today or Saturday?
          1. Basarev
            Basarev 18 March 2021 17: 58
            -3
            Another thing is that a superpower will have to sweat. On Saturday, I painted only one of the options: something like post-war Germany and Japan, China under Xiaoping - they all preferred to sell themselves with giblets in order to gain strength after parasitizing on the western grub. So Germany achieved peacefully what she could not do in two wars: she became the leader of Europe. China is climbing into the superpowers ... And there is another way: absolute mobilization, all available resources to be thrown into building a new economic base for a further breakthrough, such is the eternal cold morning of the empire. But neither of these two paths fit into the current half-hearted throws. It's just ridiculous: the Kremlin men threaten the West - but at the same time they keep all their capital and families in the West, they talk about technology - and they are expanding trade in raw materials in every possible way, rubbing in about the Western digital concentration camp - and at the same time they are in every possible way to be friends with China, where the social rating, and they themselves are zealous in suppressing freedoms on the Internet.
    2. Sergey Obraztsov
      Sergey Obraztsov 18 March 2021 17: 33
      0
      To the level of China, even 10 years ago, the Indians are still 10 years old. They have neither industry nor technology to compensate for this gap in a reasonable time frame. And given that the Russian Federation and the Indians have been cooperating very closely for years ... I don’t even know when the USSR began to love them there. In general, I do not support your radical views. They are stupidly American. Do you offer to bustle in the same way?
      1. Basarev
        Basarev 18 March 2021 17: 38
        -2
        That's exactly what the Indians are far from China. While far away. But if we take into account their population (sufficient for a self-sufficient economy) and the pace taken, China's absolute advantage will melt like smoke right before our eyes. Do you, for example, know about the Indian moon rover? But it exists and is about to be launched quite seriously. Rumor has it that India has already bypassed Russia in space. So it’s about time to worry about Indian napolis. And if India is not thrown back now, into a pre-colonial society with rituals and sacrifices, then it may be too late. China was overlooked. There is no desire to repeat this mistake again.
  12. Sergey Obraztsov
    Sergey Obraztsov 18 March 2021 17: 29
    0
    Yes, the Americans have little guts to impose sanctions on India. Lose at least a "non-enemy" in the fight against China? Stupid and stupid. And the Hindus are proud people, they will send them to the foot erotic.
    I don’t think the US does not understand this. So these are empty attempts to take on fright.
  13. Wedmak
    Wedmak 18 March 2021 17: 46
    +1
    threatening to limit India's ability to purchase US military technology.

    You might think they sold a lot of their technologies to India ...
  14. cniza
    cniza 18 March 2021 17: 50
    +3
    threatening to limit India's ability to purchase US military technology.


    This is called competition, in the heads of the US leadership ...
  15. Vlad Pervovich
    Vlad Pervovich 18 March 2021 23: 02
    0
    Quote: Ros 56
    And these striped idiots then blather something about healthy competition? America is falling in all respects, and even more so in terms of intelligence.

    Duc .. they have a button from the printing press in their hands sad