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And the Turks will really appreciate that, it will do wonders for USA-Turkey relations!

I too think that USA will make an exception for India.. but, it will diminish USA's ability to pursue that policy if they do. So, will USA have to drop the CAATSA .. has to ..
I think India do not have much choice. They r impossible to buy Chinese arms. Russia arms are getting more and more obsolete. This left India with US arms of choice only.
 

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India doesn't need F-35. They have their own AMCA program.
Well, AMCA program will take quite long time, particularly with their Tejas MK2 program going on. I dont believe they are doing AMCA and Tejas MK2 in parallel, they need to use their best engineers in both program in order to make both program successful, so it means that they need to do it one by one. I would say just wait for Tejas MK2 program completion first before we talk about AMCA.
 

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Exaggerated title by Reuters.
US has not denied anything. If you read the article, only thing it states is that a decision on waiver will entirely be upto Biden and his national security council..
Its ANI actually....


Will you please share complete article? Here it is what I found...


Exclusive: India's friction with U.S. rises over planned purchase of Russian S-400 defence systems
By Sanjeev Miglani
4 MIN READ

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The United States has told India it is unlikely to get a waiver on its planned acquisition of Russian S-400 air defence systems, raising the risk of sanctions similar to those imposed on Turkey for buying that equipment, people aware of the matter said.



FILE PHOTO: An armed soldier stands guard outside India's Defence Ministry building in New Delhi, India, February 27, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis/File Photo


The Trump administration has been telling the Indians to drop the $5.5 billion deal for five missile systems and avoid a diplomatic crisis, saying New Delhi did not have a wide waiver from a 2017 U.S. law aimed at deterring countries from buying Russian military hardware.

That position is unlikely to change under the Biden administration that takes over next week and that has promised an even tougher U.S. approach towards Russia, the people aware of the discussions told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity.

India says it needs the long-range surface-to-air missiles to counter the threat from China. India and China have been locked in a face-off on the disputed Himalayan border since April, the most serious in decades.

New Delhi has also affirmed its right to choose its defence supplies, potentially setting up an early point of friction with the new U.S. administration.

“India and the U.S. have a comprehensive global strategic partnership. India has a special and privileged strategic partnership with Russia,” foreign ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava said about the proposed S-400 purchase.


“India has always pursued an independent foreign policy. This also applies to our defence acquisitions and supplies which are guided by our national security interests.”

The United States imposed sanctions on Turkey last month for its acquisition of the Russian air defence systems under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA)

A U.S. embassy spokesperson in Delhi said the United States was aware of reports of India’s planned purchase of the S-400s, but noted there had been no deliveries yet.

“We urge all of our allies and partners to forgo transactions with Russia that risk triggering sanctions under the CAATSA. CAATSA does not have any blanket or country-specific waiver provision.”
“We have not made any waiver determinations with respect to Indian transactions with Russia,” the spokesperson told Reuters.




There was no immediate comment from Russian officials. Moscow has previously said that the sanctions imposed on Turkey were illegitimate and showed arrogance toward international law.

INITIAL PAYMENT IN 2019
India made an initial payment of $800 million in 2019 toward the Russian deal and the first set of missile batteries are expected towards the end of this year.
Russia has traditionally been India’s main weapons supplier but in recent decades the Indian government has turned to the United States and Israel for new planes and drones.
U.S. officials believe there is still time for Delhi to reconsider, and that the punitive measures would only kick in if the deal with the Russians was “consummated.”

Washington has told New Delhi that if India acquires the S-400 it would affect how its systems interact with U.S. military equipment that India now has and would jeopardise future arms transfers such as high-end fighter planes and armed drones, according to the people aware of the matter.
“There is a narrow chance India can avoid sanctions, presuming the S-400 purchase is completed. At the moment, it’s a good bet that sanctions will be applied against India,” Richard Rossow, a specialist at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, said.
But the outcome could depend on how India-U.S. defence cooperation progresses, he said, adding that India had been working with Washington on security in Asia more than ever before and this could be a mitigating factor.

 

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India was way weaker economically and militarily in 90s ... still India didnt let anyone dictate ...
from where are you getting hope that India will accept wishes of a foreign nation when India is ruled by
a nationalist Govt. like Modi...
pretty sure USA in case applies CAASTA although a very thin chance as India is increasing buying stuff from USA..
just in case it applies thr is absolutely no impact on India... only visible one could be Tejas engines but India has already enough store of those engines to last a decade or more before Indian alternative comes to picture or well we could just buy from France...
You obviously have no idea what ur talking about, so better refrain from trolling. In 90s india had to suck up to USSR to get its stuff. Now you are seen as american ally and russians see it. America will arm twist india more than russians ever did, u guys will know soon. Yeah ofcourse modi will always make it look like win for india and dumb indians will dance. You also seem one among them and is futile to expect any sane discussion so kindly dont waste my time.
 

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Poor abdul... thr was no USSR in 90s... haha
USSR/russia, isnt it obvious? Well i guess thats all a person with cowpiss as a favorite drink can come up with. Abdul? Is that the term u rats use to mock a muslim in india? Well it actually means banda or man, too stupid to even mock properly.
Can @mods plz remove these pests?
 

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USSR/russia, isnt it obvious? Well i guess thats all a person with cowpiss as a favorite drink can come up with. Abdul? Is that the term u rats use to mock a muslim in india? Well it actually means banda or man, too stupid to even mock properly.
Can @mods plz remove these pests?
Why I will mock u... just dont wanted to say TNT lol...
Anyway russia was not much a player after USSR collapsed
 

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Can’t blame the USA 100% though!!! S-400 is no simple machine!!! It’s an active and intelligent learner of electronic signatures of the stuffs in its vicinity over a long range. And, this info can be readily shared with China......
 

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India started purchasing 404 from late 90s for Tejas ... thr are many public deals and some not so piblic deal...
Over 50 Tejas are manufactured... 20 are SP 30 are prototyp and LSPs...

So I expect over 100 engines already with India and 100 more are ordered recently
I havent seen a report they are delivered
So either you have one or you dont..i hoped you will share the news of delivery ..

Unlike pakistan there is no place for sepculation. Nothing is secret in india
 

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understandable, you being a Pakistani that's the only way you know to think - slave to USA slave to KSA now slave to China! but other countries relate differently.
Hang on a minute..........................

1962
You went BEGGING to the USA, UK and other western countries, your imperialist masters you hate so much, they gave you massive amounts of Military aid within weeks. You did not have the GUTS to take on China on your own.

!971
You went BEGGING to the Soviet Union, with which you signed a military pack, because you did not have the GUTS to attack a country many times smaller then yourself.

2001
You spent a year fully deployed on the border with hundreds of thousands of troops, killed nearly 2000 of your own soldiers in the process, BEGGED America to tell Pakistan to back down, and in the end you went back into your cave, because you did not have the GUTS to attack.

2019
After having thrown few bombs in Pakistan, in the dead of night, killing few trees, you secretly BEGGED America to tell Pakistan not to attack, despite the pressure, Pakistan whooped your backside, and you didn't have the GUTS to do anything about it.

You have BEGGED and BORROWED so much through your history, and, now pretend you are some sort of a soupapower, what an ungrateful nation, PURE ARROGANCE.

This just from the Americans, whilst you were against them, they still pitied you, talk about BEGGERS, rest of the world also gave you so much charity, BUNCH OF BEGGERS and SLAVES.

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