The U.S. has called on India to choose American air defense systems over Russian ones

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India needs to choose whether it will buy American or Russian air defense systems, said Alice Wells, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs.

When asked whether India could be sanctioned, Welles replied that the relevant U.S. law “On Countering America’s Enemies through Sanctions” (CAATSA) “is a foreign policy priority for Congress”. U.S. lawmakers, she said, are “seriously concerned” that Russia will benefit from military supplies.

H.G. Wells stressed that the issue of sanctions “has not been lifted,” but suggested that “the main focus” should be on the fact that the U.S. “uses systems of the highest technological level.

India, according to Welles, “will not be able to combine and combine,” but will have to “make a strategic choice of technologies and platforms. According to Welles, the U.S. “offers the best technology and platforms.

Recall that the first batch of air defense systems С-400 “Triumph” will be delivered to India by the end of 2021 according to schedule.

In September 2019, U.S. air defense systems could not protect Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities from drone attacks.

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