December 3, 2021
Russia starts missile supplies to India despite US sanctions risk

Russia starts missile supplies to India despite US sanctions risk

MOSCOW — Russia has began supplying India with S-400 air protection missile programs, Russian information businesses reported on Sunday citing Dmitry Shugayev, the pinnacle of the Russian navy cooperation company.  

The supplies put India at risk of sanctions from america underneath a 2017 US regulation aimed toward deterring international locations from shopping for Russian navy {hardware}.  

“The first supplies have already been started,” Interfax cited Mr. Shugayev as saying on Sunday at an aerospace commerce present in Dubai.  

He stated that the primary unit of an S-400 programs will arrive in India by the top of this yr.  

The $5.5 billion deal for 5 long-range surface-to-air missile programs, which India says it wants to counter a risk from China, was signed in 2018.  

India faces a variety of monetary sanctions from america underneath Countering America’s Adversaries By Sanctions Act (CAATSA), which names Russia an adversary alongside North Korea and Iran for its actions in opposition to Ukraine, interference within the US 2016 elections and assist to Syria.  

New Delhi stated it has a strategic partnership with each america and Russia whereas Washington advised India it was unlikely to get a waiver from CAATSA.  

Final yr america imposed sanctions citing CAATSA on NATO ally Turkey for buying S-400 missiles from Russia. The sanctions focused the primary Turkish protection procurement and improvement physique Presidency of Defence Industries.  

Washington additionally eliminated Turkey from a F-35 stealth fighter jet program, probably the most superior plane within the US arsenal, utilized by NATO members and different US allies.  

Russia stated it had supplied Turkey its assist in creating superior fighter jets however no settlement has been reached to this point.  

“We are still at a stage of negotiations on this project,” RIA new company quoted Mr. Shugayev as saying on Sunday. — Reuters



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