PressTV-US urges India to buy American missiles, not Russian

The United States is urging India to reconsider its plan to purchase advanced missiles from Russia and instead switch to American systems, touting the “strategic importance” of the relationship between Washington and New Delhi.

 “If we want to see that continue and I think both we and our Indian friends want to do that, then it’s incumbent on us to give them the best case and hopefully that will engender a willingness on the part of the Indian government to think about our systems as they go forward in their procurement,” Tina Kaidanow, principal deputy assistant secretary of the State Department’s Political-Military Affairs Bureau, told reporters, according to Defense One.

India and Russia reportedly concluded price negotiations for procurement of five regiments of Russian-made S-400 advanced air defense systems last month.

The final contract is expected to be signed during a summit meeting between Indian Prime Minister…

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