Policy Dive: Sanctions Force India To Do US-Russia Balancing Act


The American sanctions against Russia to punish Moscow for its interference in the 2016 US presidential elections have remained a subject of intense debate in India over the past several months.

With the Indian armed forces being heavily dependent on Russian military equipment, spares and after-sales support, discussions in New Delhi have revolved around how the tough legislation passed by the US could hit India’s defence preparedness and what can be done to evade it. The US passed the Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) earlier this year, imposing new penalties on Russia, Iran and North Korea.

Issues related to CAATSA are likely to be on the agenda of the upcoming 2+2 dialogue between the defence and foreign ministers of India and the US in early September. Read More

You may also read!

Pentagon Says China Military ‘likely Training For Strikes’ On US Targets

China's military has expanded its bomber operations in recent years while "likely training for strikes" against the United States

Read More...

Encounter Underway In J-K’s Kupwara And Bandipora

An encounter is underway between security forces and terrorists in Karalgund area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district on

Read More...

Nepal To Join BIMSTEC Military Exercise In India Next Month

Nepal will join the first ever military exercise of the countries in the BIMSTEC, or Bay of Bengal Initiative

Read More...

Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu