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Ukraine crisis: Russia-India defence sales face looming sanctions

Given the outrage in western capital cities over Russia's invasion of Ukraine, any waiver to India over the S-400 appears highly unlikely

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Ajai Shukla New Delhi
With Russia facing increasing waves of economic and financial sanctions imposed by western democracies, countries such as India, which are dependent on Moscow for a large percentage of their defence equipment, are facing hard choices.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, describing President Joe Biden’s meeting with G7 leaders on Thursday, promised “devastating packages of sanctions” on Russia.

Amongst the measures announced by the White House are “Sweeping restrictions on Russia’s military to strike a blow to Putin’s military and strategic ambitions.”

“Exports of nearly all US items and items produced in foreign countries using certain US-origin software, technology or

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First Published: Feb 25 2022 | 7:28 PM IST

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