India-US looking for ways to work through S-400 missile deal with Russia


India and US will be looking at working through ‘ways’ on the S-400 missile deal with Russia, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday. Washington had aired concerns about the deal that was signed during the 19th India-Russia Annual Bilateral Summit in New Delhi on October 5 in 2018 and threatened to invoke its stringent Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) sanctions.

“When I think about the two issues (trade and S400), I think of them as real opportunities; things that I know we can work together and will provide a foundation for a relationship (between the two countries),” Pompeo said at a joint press conference with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. India, on the other, said

India is only the second country to ink a USD 5.43 billion deal with Moscow for the purchase of long-range surface to air missile defence system, after China.  Read More

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