India will send a high level technical team to the US to understand Washington’s concerns regarding country’s cooperation with Russia in defense sector, reported The Economic Times.
According to the report, US is extremely concerned about how India is planning to secure and operate both US and Russian weapons at the same time. The US is particularly concerned about its weapons being exposed to Russia’s sophisticated S-400 air defense system, said the report.
While no direct comments were available of the concerned parties in the report, it is expected that the team whose visit precedes the 2+2 dialogue, will try to address concerns of the US, added the report.
As per the report, this is particularly important as India is expecting a US waiver under the new CAATSA (Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act) to purchase S-400 from Russia.
The development comes as India has started slowly to shed its dependence towards Moscow in the defense sector. This in turn has led to higher co-operation with west, particularly the US.