Article taken from: www.chinadailyhk.com
DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP) NEW DELHI – The United States has told India it is unlikely to get a waiver on its planned acquisition of Russian S-400 air defense systems, raising the risk of sanctions similar to those imposed on Turkey for buying that equipment, people aware of the matter said. This also applies to our defense acquisitions and supplies which are guided by our national security interests. […] ALSO READ: Russian S-400 missile delivery to India to begin by end-2021 “We have not made any waiver determinations with respect to Indian transactions with Russia,” the spokesperson told Reuters. […] US officials believe there is still time for Delhi to reconsider, and that the punitive measures would only kick in if the deal with the Russians was “consummated.” Washington has told New Delhi that if India acquires the S-400 it would affect how its systems interact with US military equipment that India now has and would jeopardize future arms transfers such as high-end fighter planes and armed drones, according to the people aware of the matter.
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