Revealed: Why India and the US could lock horns as Modi buys Russian missiles

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The US President was charmed by Mr Modi as the two bounced nationalist ideas off each other during their first meeting after entered the White House. Saluting India’s rapid growth, he said that Washington would work together more deeply with New Delhi. However, recent concerns over security and trade have thrown the once-strong relationship into disarray.

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The two populist leaders met this weekend at the G20 summit on Osaka to discuss two main issues; trade and security.

India’s decision to purchase S-400 missiles from Russia – as opposed to buying US Patriot missiles – has put Washington on high alert.

The administration is concerned that their F-35 stealth fighters would be open to Russian subterfuge – and the S-400 missiles wouldn’t be compatible with NATO systems.

Referring to a 2017 law that sanctions other countries for buying Russian weapons, a US official said last week: “With respect to the S-400, we’re urging all of our allies and partners, India included, to forgo transactions with Russia that risk triggering the CAATSA sanctions.

“This is a time we will be encouraging India to look at alternatives.”

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US panic was further exacerbated by Turkey’s defiance – President Erdogan appeared to strong arm into allowing Ankara to purchase the S-400 missiles without punishment.

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale, however, said the

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