India and Russia inked the $5 billion dollar S-400 air missile defence system deal despite warning of sanctions on India by the US. Now , U S President Donald Trump has said that India “will soon find out” about his decision on the punitive CAATSA sanctions will be .
Under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act or CAATSA sanctions, which was amended early this year, only Trump has the authority for the presidential waiver to India on weapons deal with sanctions-hit Russia.
India last week inked a $5 billion deal to purchase S-400 Triumf air defence system from Moscow. The mega-deal was sealed in New Delhi during the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin for the annual summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Asked about the agreement between India and Russia, Trump while interacting with reporters in the Oval Office of the White House, said, “India will find out. Aren’t they?”