India Calls Washington's Bluff, Will Buy Russia's S-400 Despite Empty Sanctions Threat | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


India Calls Washington's Bluff, Will Buy Russia's S-400 Despite Empty Sanctions Threat

India will press ahead with the procurement of five regiments of Russian-made S-400 Triumf advanced Air Defense Systems (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) intended for service in the Indian military notwithstanding U.S. sanctions, Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said at a recent press conference.

Speaking to the press on June 5, the defense minister emphasized the close defense ties between India and Russia. “In all our engagements with the U.S., we have clearly explained how India and Russia’s defense cooperation has been going on for a long time and that it is a time-tested relationship,” Sitharaman said. “We have mentioned that CAATSA cannot impact the India-Russia defense cooperation.”

The United States passed the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) against Russia in August 2017 for reportedly influencing and manipulating the 2016 presidential election process. Core provisions of the CAATSA, including sanctions on Russian business entities and senior Russian political and business figures, came into effect in January 2018.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is the US government going to do, declare war on India for having gone ahead with a purchase of a Russian defensive system far superior to anything the US military industrial complex could have provided to them?!?

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