US Committing Harakiri By Sending ‘DARK HINTS’ To Delhi Over Purchase Of Russian S – 400S
India’s move to procure military equipment from Russia has not gone down well with the US, which has repeatedly warned Delhi that it might be sanctioned if it goes on with the purchase of S-400s. This is going to be a very costly mistake for the United States of America in the long run.
Subramanian Swamy, a parliamentarian from India’s ruling party BJP, has even suggested that the United States has been sending “dark hints” over New Delhi’s purchase of the S-400 missile system from Russia. In a tweet on Wednesday, Swamy said that though all eyes are on the pandemic, there is a need to watch out for “national threats brewing”.
Swamy suggested that the recent incident of a US Navy warship entering India’s Exclusive Economic Zone waters without prior permission, as well as US placing India on the currency manipulator list are among those “dark hints” that Washington has been giving out to Delhi.
The BJP leader has also suggested that there’s a third hint, too, as he commented on information about the Biden administration sidestepping a question on a US ban on exports of raw materials needed to produce COVID vaccines at the Serum Institute of India.
Swamy has highlighted the trouble brewing in the US-India relationship after Delhi finalised the purchase of S-400s. India signed a $5.5 billion deal for five regiments of the S-400 system in 2018 though the defence system is yet to be delivered.
The defence deal has sparked indignation in the US with the Chair of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Bob Menendez, recently calling India’s planned purchase a “matter of concern”.
Well even Indians are equally agitated over the American political attitude. It is a matter of grave concern for us Indians, to see a “ friendly “ country behaving like this. Our firm suggestion to the US Administration and the US politicians is that they must refrain from threatening India, otherwise it will prove very costly to them.
The US has maintained that under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), India’s purchase of the S-400s will “clearly constitute a significant, and therefore sanctionable, transaction with the Russian defence sector”.
Americans seem to have forgotten that their sanction over our nuclear testing could achieve nothing !! rather it propelled India as a reckonable player in the World Arena.
Despite these threats, New Delhi has so far publicly resisted American pressure…..Its time to tell the Yanks that the Asian Century has started and now China and India will constitute the two of the three points of the World Triangle.