The United States has threatened India with sanctions over New Delhi’s decision to buy the S-400 air defense missile system from Russia.
The Trump administration issued the warning on Friday, saying that buying such an advanced system would be considered as a “significant transaction” and that there could be “implications”.
This comes one day after President Donald Trump signed an executive order, allowing the imposition of sanctions on countries and foreign entities as well as individuals that violate the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).
Washington imposed sanctions on China for recently purchasing Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets and the S-400 surface-to-air missile system, according to a senior US administration official, who talked to reporters during a conference call.
The CAATSA that imposed sanctions on Iran, North Korea and Russia, has also the potential to affect India’s defense…