‘Sooner than you think’: Trump vows swift reaction to India’s S-400 purchase from Russia
US President Donald Trump said India will soon “find out” what Washington prepared in response to its purchase of advanced Russian S-400 missile defense systems in defiance of America’s pressure, RT reports.
India and Russia signed a contract for Russia’s S-400 air defense system last Friday during President Vladimir Putin’s visit. The move makes India a target for US sanctions under the implemented Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATS).
Asked about US reaction to New Delhi’s defiance on Wednesday, Trump said it will come swiftly, but would not elaborate. “You’ll see. Sooner than you think,” he said.
India is the third foreign nation to purchase the state-of-art weapon system after China and Turkey.