The US State Department has said that India will not get a blanket waiver on its purchase of S-400 missiles from Russia. The statement comes after reports suggested India will receive a blanket waiver. The US official insisted that there is no country-specific blanket waiver for such a major defence purchase instead there will be a “case-by-case analysis” on the sanctions mandated under the US legislation.
The statement also suggested that sanctions under countering America’s adversaries through the sanctions act known as Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) could be applied. CAATSA imposes sanctions on nations engaging in “significant transactions” defined as any purchase above $15 million with the Russian state-owned defense industry.