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India is arming the Russian “S-400”, despite the risks of US sanctions

Russian news agencies reported today, Sunday, quoting Dmitry Shugayev, head of the Russian Federal Service for Military Cooperation, that Moscow has started supplying India with S-400 air defense systems. Sanctions from the United States under a US law issued in 2017, aimed at dissuading countries from buying Russian military equipment.

Shugayev was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying today, Sunday, at the Dubai Airshow: “The first shipments have already begun.” . He said that the first unit of the “S-400” systems will arrive in India by the end of this year.

India is arming the Russian “S-400”, despite the risks of US sanctions

Dmitry Shugayev, head of the Russian Federal Service for Military Cooperation (archive)

India concluded a deal worth $5.5 billion in 2018 to buy five long-range surface-to-air missile systems, which it says it needs to counter threats from China. Sanctions” which considers Russia, along with North Korea and Iran, as an adversary due to its actions against Ukraine, interference in the 2016 US elections and aiding Bashar al-Assad. Washington has told India that it is unlikely to get exemption from the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.

Turkey’s acquisition of the Russian S-400 missile system in 2019 led to a major crisis with the United States. Its reactors are still continuing today, and Washington has expelled Ankara from its fighter-manufacturing program

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