(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) The Big Picture: Negotiating U.S. Sanctions

(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) The Big Picture: Negotiating U.S. Sanctions

Topic: Negotiating U.S. Sanctions


  • Prof. Harsh V. Pant, Head, (Strategic Studies, Observer Research Foundation)
  • Prabhu Dayal, (Former Ambassador)
  • K. P. Nayar, (Strategic Analyst)

Topic Description:

President Donald Trump on 10 October said that India "will soon find out" about his decision on the punitive CAATSA sanctions after India signed a USD 5 billion deal to purchase the much-vaunted S-400 air defence system from Russia. 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 USD 5 billion deal to purchase S-400 Triumf air defence system from Moscow. Amidst the suspense, Ambassador of Russia to India, Nikolay Kudashev, on Thursday said that US sanctions will not be a pressure on India-Russia defence deals and the two countries will further intensify their military cooperation and defence purchases in the coming days. On this edition of the big picture we will anlyse the game of chess between Russia, US and India.

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