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US Senator - to the head of the Pentagon: During your visit to India, you need to put an end to the issue of the contract for the S-400 air defense system

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It became known that US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, on the eve of his visit to New Delhi, received a letter from Senator Bob Menendez (heads the Foreign Relations Committee), which indicates the need to "put an end" in the dialogue with India on its contract for purchase of Russian weapons. First of all, we are talking about the contract, which was concluded by India and Russia and which provides for supplies from the Russian Federation in the interests of the Indian armed forces of the S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems.


Lloyd Austin plans to meet with Defense Minister Rajnat Singh and other government officials during his visit to India.

From a letter from Menendez, the content of which has already been "leaked", clearly for the purpose that India could also get to know him:

Should India nevertheless decide to proceed with its purchase of the S-400, this act would clearly constitute a significant and therefore sanctionable deal with the Russian defense sector under section 231 CAATSA. It will also limit India's ability to work with the United States to develop and procure sensitive military technology. I expect you to clarify all these issues in conversations with your Indian colleagues and put an end to it.

The letter goes on to say that the head of the Pentagon, when visiting India, "can raise issues of democracy and human rights during the conversation."

From the letter:

It should be pointed out that the United States recognizes partnership based on democratic values, while the Indian government deviates from these values.

These statements by Senator Menendez were published in the Indian press. At the same time, it should be noted that the senator actually calls on the Minister of Defense to make threats against India - they say, if they supply S-400 from Russia, then the United States will begin to exaggerate the familiar theme of destabilization - "the protection of democracy and human rights."

Indian officials have not yet reacted to the contents of this letter.
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  1. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 19 March 2021 11: 41
    +11
    As it resembles the behavior of gangsters gopstopnikov from our 90s.
    So the United States has not recovered from its gangster habits.
    1. dSK
      dSK 19 March 2021 12: 00
      0
      If a military bloc "Russia - China" is born and the two Buddhist countries China and India cease to clash - this will be a real "counterbalance" to the United States with its monster NATO ...
      1. vic02
        vic02 19 March 2021 12: 38
        0
        Hardly. China has a friendship with Pakistan and a border dispute with India.
    2. figwam
      figwam 19 March 2021 12: 02
      +3
      Quote: Lech from Android.
      USA and have not recovered from their gangster habits

      As they were gangsters, they remained, they only wore jackets.
      1. Andrey Yuryevich
        Andrey Yuryevich 19 March 2021 12: 04
        +1
        US Senator - to the head of the Pentagon: During your visit to India, you need to put an end to the issue of the contract for the S-400 air defense system
        again the old trick: Colt to the head?
    3. Pravodel
      Pravodel 19 March 2021 12: 06
      +1
      I wonder if some Tumba-Yumba tribe in Africa suddenly wants to buy the S-400 too, and will they also convince him or will they start bombing right away?
      There is another option: they will send the head of the tribe a box of glass beads in exchange for the S-400. Beads shine better in the sun compared to S-400.
    4. Flooding
      Flooding 19 March 2021 12: 15
      +1
      Quote: Lech from Android.
      So the United States has not recovered from its gangster habits.

      no bandit voluntarily is capable of this
      except in exceptional cases like that described by Victor Hugo
      treatment is possible only on a compulsory basis
    5. Pandiurin
      Pandiurin 19 March 2021 12: 21
      +2
      Quote: Lech from Android.
      As it resembles the behavior of gangsters gopstopnikov from our 90s.
      So the United States has not recovered from its gangster habits.


      Formally, one person is going to negotiate from the United States and he has not voiced his position in advance.
      Tryndezh was raised by the one who does not go to negotiations.
      The Hindus would probably need to ask the US for questions to be raised by their delegation.
      If there is something about human rights in India or the purchase of weapons in third countries, then say that the coronavirus and the meeting should be postponed for an indefinite period of time, and at the same time the United States needs to thoughtfully work on the issues.

      But the Indians will not do that, they are escalating with Pakistan and China, they need weapons.

      So the Americans will come and will carry the Indians with their faces on human rights, WTS with Russia, etc.
    6. Thrifty
      Thrifty 19 March 2021 12: 54
      +1
      When will they begin to be sent en masse to the child-making organ? All over the world the Yankees have grown prettier! !! am
    7. Ugochaves
      Ugochaves 19 March 2021 15: 08
      0
      This "nation" has ingrained this trait in itself from the very beginning, and as they matured, this habit became their essence. And now you can't even etch it out with "dust" ...
    8. keeper03
      keeper03 19 March 2021 17: 53
      0
      Impose sanctions on the FSA first and deny the entry of the Minister of Defense to India! yes That's in the bag! fellow
  2. rocket757
    rocket757 19 March 2021 11: 46
    +3
    US Senator - to the head of the Pentagon: During your visit to India, you need to put an end to the issue of the contract for the S-400 air defense system
    Well, well, what kind of guys are sharp, Dots only have time to put! True, for some reason, it turns out an ellipsis, which everyone interprets in their own way!
    1. cniza
      cniza 19 March 2021 12: 43
      +4
      The patience of many states is already running out. really looking forward to the moment. when everyone starts sending the US on a "long-distance" trip ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 19 March 2021 13: 12
        +2
        In addition to the patience shown, it is also necessary to carry out appropriate actions !!! There are many of them who, on someone else's hump, want to enter everywhere and always ...
        1. cniza
          cniza 19 March 2021 16: 54
          +3
          It seems to me that the United States is starting to get nervous, and therefore makes rude things towards everyone and everything ...
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 19 March 2021 17: 43
            +1
            With minke whales, everything is not ... one-layer.
            There is a striking force of destruction, sly offices and an old watered asset, which in fact will not be able to drive into a bottle the gin that they helped to gain strength!
            In short, fun times are coming / coming !!!
            1. cniza
              cniza 19 March 2021 21: 06
              +2
              If they walked through the forest, they would not touch us, as if everything was peaceful and calm ...
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 19 March 2021 22: 58
                +1
                It seems that we will not see peace.
  3. Polite Moose
    Polite Moose 19 March 2021 11: 47
    +10
    During your visit to India, you need to put an end to the issue of the contract for the S-400 air defense system

    With the Indians ?! Point ?! In the contract ?! In one visit ?! Come on...
  4. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 19 March 2021 11: 52
    +2
    Welcome to Indian Bollywood, but get off the Turkish rake first. lol
  5. iouris
    iouris 19 March 2021 11: 53
    +2
    Let's continue playing in the political sandbox: "Dot, dot, comma, minus - the face is a curve!" Ha ha ha ..
  6. APASUS
    APASUS 19 March 2021 11: 56
    +2
    It should be pointed out that the United States recognizes partnership based on democratic values, while the Indian government deviates from these values.

    Cool ! They do not even mask their desire of the Americans to interfere in the internal affairs of another country.
  7. Runoway
    Runoway 19 March 2021 11: 59
    0
    And what will the Indians cover their ass from the pseudo-fifth generation J-20, the Americans did not say ??
    By the way, the confrontation between Patriot vs J-20 would be very useful, because the journalistic mud will pour from the Chinese towards the American air defense, the visibility of the j-20 can always be justified by the presence of a lens as Jews
  8. shubin
    shubin 19 March 2021 12: 13
    +1
    Naive, this senator has probably not watched Indian films. One visit, period, but what about dancing? laughing
    1. Pereira
      Pereira 19 March 2021 12: 24
      +1
      And I would have watched the US Secretary of Defense dance.
  9. Pereira
    Pereira 19 March 2021 12: 23
    0
    If values ​​are not denominated in dollars, they are undemocratic.
  10. Petrik66
    Petrik66 19 March 2021 12: 29
    +1
    they are tired of everyone, for the Yankes it will all end badly. The Turks have sent, to run into the Indian message to ........ Gomesh will be well, very disappointing.
  11. GoraN
    GoraN 19 March 2021 12: 34
    +1
    Indian dances will begin now
  12. cniza
    cniza 19 March 2021 12: 42
    +2
    These statements by Senator Menendez were published in the Indian press. At the same time, it should be noted that the senator actually calls on the Minister of Defense to make threats against India - they say, if they supply S-400 from Russia, then the United States will begin to exaggerate the familiar theme of destabilization - "the protection of democracy and human rights."


    How did they get all of them ...
  13. Bykov.
    Bykov. 19 March 2021 13: 54
    +1
    That's right, the point must be put. They would just shut their mouths in their Senate and that's it.
  14. igorra
    igorra 19 March 2021 14: 22
    +1
    American diplomacy has slipped into harsh courtyard notions - hey kid, you come up to that fraer, tell him not to get into trouble with the guys from the other yard, otherwise ... Lavrov, for a conversation with the West, probably prepares a gopnik in a sports suit "Abibas" in his deputies, with the skill of squatting.
  15. Cockroach Zee
    Cockroach Zee 19 March 2021 16: 23
    +1
    The hegemon raged. Apparently things are really bad.
  16. Dainis
    Dainis 20 March 2021 01: 18
    0
    S-400 what a modern hybrid warrior turned out to be