Amid the do and dont’s of what buying weapons system will entail as repurcussions from United States, India finally may have some light at the end of tunnel.
This as the US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has sought waivers from sanctions on some countries making a transition from their military dependence on Russia.
This is being done as part of assertion that it will allow them to build closer security ties with America and strengthen US’ allies in key regions.
However, Mattis’ statement did not mention India.
But even then it is hoped that India cannot be kept out if such a waiver does come about.
The waivers are being sought from the punitive Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions ACT or CAATSA.
Though the act targets Russia, it is having its unintended consequences on India, which is planning to buy five S-400 Triumf air defence systems for around USD 4.5 billion from Russia which US officials say could be considered as a significant military purchase.>