India warns to suspend payments to the US for ordered military equipment
NEW DELHI, (BM) – India has options and is ready to take counter-measures if the US imposes sanctions on it for purchasing Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
Defense News quotes a statement from Dhruva Jaishankar, an associate at the Observer Research Foundation (India), saying that if sanctions were imposed on India, the US military industry would receive a tangible blow.
The Indian analyst explains that imposing sanctions on Washington against Delhi will immediately cast doubt on the need to carry out military transactions between the US and India, which have already been concluded or are in the final stages.
It is a very wide range of military equipment that India is ready to receive from the United States. This includes not only the delivery of Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk multipurpose helicopters and General Guard Atomics Sea Guardian drones, but also possibly the modified F-16 Fighting Falcon and F / A-18 Hornet fighter jets.
In addition, Americans must understand that another consequence of imposing sanctions will be the erosion of confidence in them by a nuclear power, which is also the largest country in South Asia.
Earlier, Indian Foreign Minister Subramaniam Jaishankar said during a speech in the country’s parliament that other countries should respect India’s decision to buy S-400 systems from Russia.
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