Amid the reports of India’s intention to purchase Russian S-400 missile systems, the United States reminded its allies of the threat of sanctions under the Counteracting opponents of the United States through sanctions Act (CAATSA), TASS reports with reference to a representative of the US National Security Council.
According to him, Washington urges partners to avoid transactions that may fall under the CAATSA. He added that the S-400 “fall under section 231 of the act” - new or qualitative upgrades in capability.
“Our recent action to sanction a Chinese government entity for an S-400 delivery underscores the seriousness of our resolve on this issue,“ the representative of US National Security Council stressed.
On October 5th, the Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed a contract for the supply of Russian anti-aircraft missile systems S-400. Earlier it was reported that the systems should arrive in India within the next five years. It was indicated that the country will procure the system for $5.43 billion dollars.
The S-400 is a Russian long-range and medium-range anti-aircraft missile system intended for the destruction of all modern and future aerospace attacks.