The United States is still avoiding talking about the introduction of sanctions against New Delhi. But at the same time, Washington again warned India against buying the S-400 air defense system..
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken spoke about this in an interview with the Times of India..
An American senior official did not approve, that Washington is going to impose sanctions on India for acquiring S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems from Russia.
We will enforce our laws, but we shared our concerns with India about this
– Blinken stated.
The likelihood of imposing US sanctions against New Delhi is high, after all, Russian equipment should arrive in India this year. On the other hand, Washington is in no hurry to apply tough pressure, after all, this South Asian country is considered one of the world's largest importers of arms.
apparently, therefore Blinken answered questions from the press very evasively, stated, don't jump to conclusions. Instead, he suggests to wait and see, how events will develop.
The Russian-Indian contract for the supply of five S-400 complexes was signed in 2018 year during the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to India. Since then, Washington has regularly expressed its dissatisfaction with the deal.. India previously stated, that we do not intend to give up the purchase, adding, that the country needs the S-400, including for protection from the Chinese threat.