S 400 India Delivery Update: Russia Starts Supplying S 400 Air Defense Systems To India Amid US CAATSA Sanctions Threats
- Russia begins delivery of S-400 missile defense system called modern Brahmastra to India
- This was announced by the Director of the Federal Service for Military Technical Cooperation of Russia at the Dubai Air Show.
- Shugaev said that the supply of S-400 systems to India has started and it is running on time.
Amidst tensions with China, Russia has started the delivery of the S-400 missile defense system, called the modern Brahmastra, to India. Dmitry Shugaev, director of Russia’s Federal Service for Military Technical Cooperation, announced this at the Dubai Air Show. Shugaev said that the supply of S-400 systems to India has started and it is running on time. Earlier, the US had said that if India takes delivery of this most advanced Russian defense system, then it may have to face KATA sanctions.
Before India, this defense system has joined the army of Turkey and China. Not only this, China has also deployed it in Tibet in view of the tension in Ladakh. India and Russia signed an agreement to supply the S-400 in 2018. Earlier in August, Alexander Mikheev, head of Russia’s state-owned arms company Rosoboronexport, told Sputnik News that 7 more countries in Africa and West Asia are in talks to take up this defense system.
India under threat of US CATA sanctions
With the supply of the S-400, India is now under threat of US CATA sanctions. Meanwhile, the demand is increasing in America that this ban should not be imposed on India. While US reports have revealed that India’s dependence on Russian weapons and equipment has declined significantly, the Indian military cannot function effectively without Russian-supplied equipment. The latest report of the Congressional Research Service (CRS) states that India’s dependence on Russian weapons systems will continue in the near future.
This report comes ahead of the Biden administration’s important decision in which the Biden administration will have to limit India’s purchase of military weapons from Russia. The independent body CRS, in its report ‘Russian Arms Sales and Defense Industry’, said, “Many analysts in India and outside conclude that the Indian military cannot operate effectively without Russian equipment and that in the near future, Russian weapons systems will be under attack.” Its dependence will continue.
Know what is America’s CATA ban, how much trouble
The CRS said that India’s plan to buy the S-400, a Russian-made air defense system operating since 2016, could be blocked by the US under Section 231 of the America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). Under this law, the US urges all its allies and partners to immediately stop any kind of military transaction with Russia, failing which these countries will face the punitive CAATSA created by America to oppose their rivals. may have to.
This big fear is haunting America with the S-400 system
America wants India to buy its air defense system Patriot in place of S-400. According to experts, the American system does not stand anywhere in front of the S-400. This is the reason why the Modi government of India had bluntly told America that it will not back down from buying this system and will go ahead with its deal with Russia. Due to this stand of India, the threat of US CATA sanctions is now looming. US President Joe Biden has described Russia as America’s biggest enemy and has opposed Turkey’s purchase of S-400, which is a member of NATO.
In fact, America fears that through the S-400, Russia may know the secrets related to American weapons. Vipin Narang, professor of political science at MIT, says the fact that even NATO member Turkey could not escape US sanctions shows how concerned the US is about the S-400. It’s probably not just garbage. India’s insistence on taking the S-400 could force the Biden administration to impose sanctions against India.
Know what is Russia’s S-400 Defense System
It is an air defense missile system, which can shoot down enemy aircraft from the sky. The S-400 is considered to be Russia’s most advanced long range surface-to-air missile defense system. It is capable of shooting down enemy cruise, aircraft and ballistic missiles. This system is an upgraded version of Russia’s S-300. The missile system, developed by Almaz-Antey, has been in service in Russia since 2007. It is capable of doing 36 strikes in a single round.
Russia starts delivery of S-400 system to India
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