India’s decision to buy ballistic missiles from Russia could hamper relations with USA.


India is set to buy Russian S-400 ballistic missile shield from Russia and this has led to downfall in the relationship between India and America.

 In an exclusive interview to NDTV, William Thornberry, the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said, “The acquisition of this technology will limit, I am afraid, the degree with which the United States will feel comfortable in bringing additional technology into whatever country we are talking about.”

India’s decision to go ahead with a Rs 40,000 crore-deal with Russia for S-400 batteries could lead to the US not selling the Predator drones to India which could have been very effectively used in operations against terrorist.

This deal could lead to the US sanctioning further military deals with India. India has good relations with both Russia and US, however it is Russia who has most of the arms imported in the Indian army.