WASHINGTON: India’s re-elected government and its new foreign minister S Jaishankar will have tricky trade and defence strategy issues to navigate with the United States despite continued uptick in relations, following the Trump administration’s give-no-quarter approach to ties with even its best allies and partners. On top of the list is India’s decision to go ahead with purchase of the S-400 missile defence system from Russia, a call a senior administration official told reporters on Thursday would have serious implications for ties between the two countries. The official, who previewed ties with the returning dispensation in New Delhi is a broadly positive light, also said it is all but inevitable that India would lose access to preferential trade terms under the latter’s Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) programme that gives tariff breaks to less developed countries. But it is India’s purchase of S-400, Russia’s most advanced long-range surface-to-air missile defence system, that Washington is trying to ward off for a variety of reasons. They range from whittling down New Delhi’s dependence on Moscow and selling more of American arms, to fears that its own systems may be compromised or shown up if India locks into the Russian system. Acknowledging that… Read full this story
- Erdogan: Turkey needs Russia's S-400 missile defence system
- US hits Chinese unit with sanctions for buying Russian jets, missiles
- Russia to send newer missile defence systems to Syria after fatal plane incident
- Turkey to receive Russian S-400 missiles in 2019
- Countries That Might Fall Victim to US Sanctions for Buying Russian S-400s
- India Agreed to Buy S-400 Despite US Sanctions Threat
- Russia and India 'set to sign $5bn S-400 missile deal'
- Russia Hopes to Sign S-400 Missile Contract with India in October
- India Signs $5Bln Deal to Buy Russia's S-400 Missile System, Despite U.S. Pressure
- Erdogan: Turkey doesn’t need anyone’s permission to buy Russian S-400s
US cautions Modi government against buying Russian S-400 missile defence system have 312 words, post on timesofindia.indiatimes.com at May 31, 2019. This is cached page on GameMax. If you want remove this page, please contact us.