The United States has showed serious concerns about India’s plans to buy the S-400 air defence system from Russia as it will inhibit ability of militaries from the two nations to operate together.
This was stated by the US House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry while talking to economic times in New Delhi, India.
Thornberry talking about the gravity of concern said that any country that acquires the system will complicate the ability of interoperability with us forces.
Members of the powerful us house armed services committee, who are India, has said. Concerns about India’s potential purchase of the S-400 have been conveyed to different levels of the government and the Russian system would also make it difficult for the US to share sensitive technology in the future.
Making it clear that the question of the S-400 purchase was beyond sanctions planned against Russia, Thornberry said that he hoped India will ‘take it’s time’ and carefully consider acquiring the system. India is on the path to acquire the air defence system from Russia for an estimated Rs 39,000 crore, with the deal to be signed by October.
US committee members linked the transfer of high-end technology for the Indian fighter aircraft production plan to the S-400 too.