Politico: Austin hints India’s purchase of Russian missile system could trigger sanctions
But the Pentagon chief said New Delhi has not yet acquired the S-400.
NEW DELHI — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin hinted during a visit to New Delhi on Saturday that India’s planned purchase of an advanced Russian missile system could trigger U.S. sanctions, but left room for New Delhi to back away from the deal.
“We certainly urge all our allies and partners to move away from Russian equipment … and really avoid any kind of acquisitions that would trigger sanctions on our behalf,” Austin said in response to a question from a reporter about India’s plan to acquire the S-400.
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More News On U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's Visit To India
Austin Says Discussed With India Its Planned Purchase of Russian Air Defence Systems — US News and World Report/Reuters
U.S. Defense Secretary Urges India To Avoid Buying Russian Military Equipment — RFE
Pentagon Chief Says India Should Forgo Buying Russia's S-400s to Avoid US Sanctions — Sputnik
U.S. defense secretary to India: Steer clear of Russian defense systems — AxiosOriginal Article
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