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India: The contract for the S-400 air defense system is being successfully implemented


Neither Russia nor India has recognized the bilateral sanctions imposed on them by the United States, as they remain instruments of unfair and illegal competition. The contract for the supply of S-400 air defense systems to India is being successfully implemented.

According to the Indian publication The Economic Times, this was announced yesterday by the Russian ambassador to India Nikolai Kudashev.

He said that India and Russia are committed to meeting deadlines and other contractual obligations. The ambassador fears that the United States will impose sanctions against New Delhi over the acquisition of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems.

We, together with India, do not recognize such sanctions, because they become instruments of pressure, unfair and illegal competition and even blackmail. - said Kudashev.

According to the ambassador, this position was discussed in the conversation by the foreign ministers of both countries. Kudashev also said that in the world order there should be no illegal sanctions, unilateral approaches, double standards and outside interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states.

The plans are to begin deliveries of the S-400 air defense system at the end of this year.

According to the head of the Pentagon Lloyd Austin, while on a visit to New Delhi last month, there were no discussions with Indian Defense Minister Rajnat Singh regarding possible sanctions against India due to a deal to purchase Russian air defense systems, because there has not yet been a supply of air defense systems. S-400.

At the same time, the head of the US Department of Defense called on all partners and allies of the Pentagon to refrain from purchasing weapons in Russia, because they can cause the imposition of sanctions from the CAATSA package.

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