CAATSA waiver not a free ticket, say U.S

Putin calls ex-spy Skripal a scumbag and traitor

"It is a public law [CAATSA]".

Putin and Modi, who appear to enjoy a personal rapport, are also likely to discuss a deal for four Krivak-class frigates worth $2 billion and 200 light utility Ka-226 helicopters pegged at $1 billion.

India is cautiously optimistic about the Trump administration granting a CATSA waiver on the basis of a positive three-hour-plus discussion between National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Secretary Defence James Mattis and US NSA John Bolton on September 14 in Washington.

Russian President Vladimir Putin will oversee the signing of a $5 billion-deal to supply Delhi with S-400 air defence systems.

American lawmakers, however, have allowed the possibility of a presidential waiver. US' stand effectively means that any country that engages in defence or intelligence sharing with Russian Federation could also be subject to sanctions.

Under the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act approved by Congress last July, President Trump has the power to impose sanctions on countries that procure military equipment from individual companies in Russia, Iran, and North Korea, including the S-400 maker. One is associated with attempts to create competitive advantages for its own products using political pressure (it is known that the United States offered its Patriot systems to India instead of S-400). "The waiver is narrow, meant to wean countries off Russian equipment and allow for things such as spare parts for previously-purchased equipment", the official said. The two sides are expected to hold talks on setting up a new payment mechanism independent of the U.S. controlled dollar trade. China has also perturbed India by loaning vast amounts of money to countries such as Sri Lanka where it has long held sway. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told reporters India was closing in on the deal to buy the air defence system from Russian Federation, with which it has long-standing military ties. India is also expected to ink the $5 billion S-400 Triumf deal with Moscow.

New Delhi also wants to show that its defence needs can not be subjected to the whims and fancies of another country. The S-400 Triumph air defence system integrates a multifunction radar, autonomous detection and targeting systems, anti-aircraft missile systems, launchers, and command and control centre. The current uncertainties in the oil market, especially about how many Iranian barrels will be lost to USA sanctions, will persist for at least another month until the market gets some clarity on the Iran sanctions, Novak noted.

But Russia remains India's main arms supplier, and a string of new deals with the Asian giant would be a major win for Moscow - and a big snub to the US.

He will also interact with a group of talented children and address an India-Russia business meet.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top India deports Rohingya Muslims, drawing United Nations ire
Oct 05, 2018 - 07:11
The interim plea, seeking urgent measures to stop the proposed deportation of seven Rohingya, was filed on a pending PIL. More than 700,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh after an army crackdown in Myanmar a year ago.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Yale roommate says Kavanaugh lied under oath about drinking and yearbook
Oct 04, 2018 - 10:57
The incident reportedly occurred at a bar called Demery's. "'I don't remember, '" Trump said at the rally Tuesday in Southaven. Within moments, another Kavanaugh friend, Yale basketball star Chris Dudley , was involved, Ludington said .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kyle Freeland to start for Colorado in National League Wild Card Game
Oct 04, 2018 - 10:56
We will see you Tuesday night. "Any time we play the Cubs, it's a hostile environment, especially in Wrigley Field ". Regardless of the outcome in Game 163 for the Brewers, make sure you take the time and enjoy the ride.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford over Kavanaugh allegations
Oct 04, 2018 - 08:24
Flake and Collins are among five senators who have not publicly said how they will vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set up a procedural vote for as early as Friday on the Kavanaugh nomination.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top End divisions or put Brexit at risk, Britain's May tells party
Oct 04, 2018 - 07:38
It will be a system that looks across the globe and attracts the people with the skills we need, she said. After a grueling few days in which her plan for Brexit was repeatedly attacked by euroskeptics, Mrs.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Oil slips as Saudi raises output towards record
Oct 04, 2018 - 07:01
Brent crude oil futures LCOc1 were trading at $85.85 per barrel at 0104 GMT, down 44 cents, or 0.5 percent, from their last close. USA weekly Midwest refinery utilization rates dropped to 78.9 percent, their lowest since October 2015, according to the data.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Quiz: Name The Shocking Liverpool Side That Drew With Napoli In 2010
Oct 04, 2018 - 06:55
Insigne leads the club with five goals this season, while Mertens and Callejon have had slow starts combining for only two goals. Ancelotti added: "I said to my players 'just enjoy yourselves, the Champions League doesn't happen every day so just have fun".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'A Scary Time for Young Men.' President Trump Decries Sexual Assault Allegations
Oct 03, 2018 - 11:57
President Donald Trump should renominate Brett Kavanaugh if the Senate fails to confirm him for the Supreme Court this year, Sen. What's happening here has much more to do than even the appointment of a Supreme Court justice, it really does.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ancelotti wary of Liverpool threat after Dublin mauling
Oct 03, 2018 - 11:50
Brewster won the U17 World Cup with England previous year but a little-known fact is that he is also eligible to represent Turkey. Liverpool's midfield has been good up until now but the trio of Kante, Kovacic and Jorginho really bossed the Merseyside outfit.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top USA visas denied to same-sex partners of diplomats
Oct 03, 2018 - 10:47
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert declined to address the policy at her regular briefing with reporters Tuesday. The heterosexual partners of foreign diplomats and United Nations employees are also not eligible for USA visas.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Donald Trump: 'Scary time for young men' in US
Oct 03, 2018 - 09:30
Kavanaugh has also denied her accusations, as well as those of two other women, while accusing Democrats of a political "hit". Add Supreme Court as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Supreme Court news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Police reportedly questioned Kavanaugh after bar fight in 1985
Oct 02, 2018 - 15:41
The report said that the victim, Dom Cozzolino , "was bleeding from the right ear" and was treated at a hospital. At one point, they were sitting near a man who, they thought, resembled Ali Campbell, the lead singer of UB40.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Le’Veon Bell Expected To Return To Steelers In Week 7
Oct 02, 2018 - 14:24
You can't screw around and only get three or four yards, you've got to get chunk plays and get the score back to even. If any team used the transition tag on Bell next season, the tag number would be 120 percent of this season's salary.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Google's Project Stream lets gamers play straight through the Chrome browser
Oct 02, 2018 - 14:18
But it admitted there were technical challenges involved in streaming graphically rich content via a browser. Apparently, Google feels confident enough now to start testing the waters with the new streaming service.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cardi B To Surrender To Police Over NYC Strip Club Fight
Oct 02, 2018 - 13:36
Cardi will appear in court on October 29 for a "Best appearance ticket", which means she has to appear to pay a fine. Cardi B was in New York Saturday night performing at the 2018 Global Citizen Concert in Central Park's Great Lawn.