According to the news in the Indian press, US Defense Secretary Austin and Indian Defense Secretary Rajnath Singh met in New Delhi, India’s capital.
Austin said in response to a question about India’s process of procuring S-400 air defense systems, “We urge all of our allies and partners to stay away from Russian equipment. Our partners should avoid the supply of equipment that could lead to sanctions.” said.
Indicating that they are aware that India is interested in purchasing the system, Austin said, “They haven’t acquired the S-400 system yet, so there is no reason to have sanctions on the table. used the expression.
Austin noted that India is an increasingly important partner in the rapidly changing international dynamics.
Austin and Singh reported that they agreed on defense cooperation, intelligence sharing and logistics between the two countries.