'Necessary to help deter China': US House votes for India sanctions waiver over Russian S-400 missile deal
Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act provides for punitive actions by the US government against any country engaged in transactions with Russian defence and intelligence.
'Have not decided on sanctions or waivers to India under CATSAA', says US on New Delhi buying S-400 missile defence system from Russia
CAATSA is a tough US law that authorises the administration to impose sanctions on countries that purchase major defence hardware from Russia.
Pentagon shows understanding of India's UN vote; tries to pacify US lawmakers about New Delhi's position on Russia
India, a non-permanent member of the powerful United Nations Security Council for a two-year term ending December this year, has repeatedly abstained on resolutions against Russia.
The US administration is required under domestic law, CAATSA to impose sanctions on any country that has significant transactions with Iran, North Korea or Russia.
CAATSA is a tough US law which authorises the administration to impose sanctions on countries that purchase major defence hardware from Russia.