Russia to supply India with 5 S-400 systems, defying Washington sanctions

India signed a $5.43 billion deal to purchase five advanced S-400 surface-to-air missile systems from Russia, defying threats of potential sanctions from Washington.

The deal was finalized after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in New Delhi.

The advanced air defense system can defend against different kinds of cruise and ballistic missiles. China was the first foreign nation to purchase S-400 systems.

With its S-400 purchase, India now risks being sanctioned under Washington’s Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), which targets countries that purchase arms from Russia.

During a joint media conference after their meeting, Putin said that Russia would work with India to boost bilateral cooperation in the United Nations, Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and G20.

The Russian leader also said both nations would coordinate counter-terrorism efforts. Modi noted that both countries support a multipolar world.

The two leaders also signed a deal on space cooperation. Modi said during the joint press conference that he hoped Russia would help India develop its space program. The Indian leader recently announced that he aims to send astronauts into space by 2022.

Putin stated during the press conference that they had discussed regional security issues, including counter-terrorism efforts in Syria, as well as the status of the Iran nuclear deal.

Modi hailed his country’s close ties to Moscow, saying that Russia has always “stood shoulder-to-shoulder with India in the energy sector and our goals.”

Think your friends would be interested? Share this story!

Source Article from https://www.rt.com/news/440391-russia-india-s400-signed/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Related Posts
‘Looting is the price of freedom!’ Washington has conveniently forgotten its cynical advice to post-invasion Iraq

Just yesterday Washington DC was the cock of the walk, sufficiently drunk on power to Read more

Trump is the only person in Washington who wants India and China to reconcile. Here’s why his plan won’t work

As India and China engage in another round of their decades-old border dispute in the Read more

America is Drowning in Problems: Washington is Picking Another Fight With China

Washington is picking yet another fight with China. On top of the trade war we Read more

Washington’s New Anti-China Strategy, by Thierry Meyssan

In violation of his administration’s health regulations, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Israel on Read more

Hits: 9

You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply


The maximum upload file size: 100 MB.
You can upload: image, audio, video, document, spreadsheet, interactive, other.
Links to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other services inserted in the comment text will be automatically embedded.

*

Powered by WordPress | Designed by: Premium WordPress Themes | Thanks to Themes Gallery, Bromoney and Wordpress Themes