Will go by national interest India tells US on Russia deal

first_imgNew Delhi: India on Wednesday told the US that it will go by its national interest while dealing with other countries, including with sanctions-hit Russia from whom New Delhi is procuring S-400 missile defence systems. This was conveyed by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to his American counterpart Mike Pompeo during an extensive bilateral meeting in New Delhi. Also Read – Chinmayanand case: Woman tells Supreme Court she wants to stay in Delhi Advertise With Us In a joint press interaction, Pompeo said India is an important partner of the US and that the bilateral ties were reaching new heights. While answering a question on the issue of sanctions under the US’s Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) which may also impact India’s procurement of the S-400 systems from Moscow, Jaishankar said India has relationships with several countries. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us “We have many relationships…they have a history. We will do what is in our national interest and part of that strategic partnership is the ability of each country to comprehend and appreciate the national interest of the other,” Jaishankar said. Noting that India-US strategic partnership was based on deep and broad convergence, Jaishankar said discussions with Pompeo were held on key issues including energy and trade as well as on the situation in Afghanistan and the Indo-Pacific region.last_img

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