US envoy warns India on S-400 deal with Russia, says New Delhi needs to take ‘tough decisions’

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    US envoy cautions India on S-400 handle Russia, states New Delhi requires to take ‘tough choices’

    The US envoy likewise alerted New Delhi that it would have to select in between a tradeoff and modern United States military hardware.


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    Abhishek Sharma

    Updated: Jan 6, 2021, 08: 37 AM IST

    After an US Congress report, the United States Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster has talked about the defence relations of India-Russia. In such a way, he has warned India that relations with Russia can affect its relations with the United States. Nevertheless, Juster has also made it clear that the United States does not act versus sanctions against friends.

    Previously, the report of Congressional Research Service (CRS), the independent research arm of the US Congress, stated that the US might impose sanctions versus India for acquiring the S-400 air defence system from Russia.

    According to a Hindustan Times report, Juster said that India will have to take hard choices to purchase military hardware. In an occasion arranged by the Observer Research Study Foundation, Juster said that we do not act against pals under the ‘Counting America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act’ (CAATSA). He also alerted New Delhi that it would need to select in between a tradeoff and high-tech US military hardware.

    Speaking on CAATSA sanctions, he said that they are not created to harm pals. They are utilized for certain countries. There are some larger problems which can impact the defence relations of India and America in future and therefore, India will need to take hard decisions, he said. Referring to Indo-Russian relations, the US ambassador stated that India’s technique had its limits, but now it would have to take some hard decisions. Offering an example, he stated that ignoring one to get near to the other has its downsides.

    Kenneth Juster suggested that buying military devices from Russia might impact India-US defence relations. He said that India needs to decide just how much it means to get the most sophisticated technology. The choice on ‘trade-off’ is to be taken by the Government of India only and on the basis of this, future relations will be identified. Juster further stated that America remains in favour of reinforcing its relations with India, making defence deals with it, however the current scenario resembles closing an open door.

    Previously, the CRS report alerted that due to the S-400 deal, the United States could enforce sanctions on India under the law governing restrictions. Nevertheless, the CRS report is not a main report of the United States Congress. It is prepared for MPs by independent experts so that after comprehending everything, they take decisions.

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