As of October 2021, India's military was seeking to procure advanced surveillance systems to strengthen its land and sea borders and boost its offensive and defensive cyber capabilities.
The first unit of the missile system was fully delivered by December 2021 and operationalised
'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.
India is in the process of acquiring a batch of S-400 Triumf missile systems from 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.
At a media briefing, Russian Ambassador-designate Denis Alipov also referred to a bilateral mechanism to do business in national currencies.
The senator said that India is a vital ally in the competition against China, and thus, believes that the US should abstain from taking any actions that might drive India away.
The Indian Air Force said the process of deployment of the missile system has begun and it will take at least six more weeks to complete the deployment.
Sources confirmed that the contract for procurement of quantity 6,01,427 AK-203 assault rifles was finalized. This will be done through the Indo-Russia Rifles Pvt Ltd.
The Biden administration has not yet clarified whether it will impose sanctions on India under the provisions of the CAATSA for procuring the missile defence system.
A State Department official maintained the Biden Administration's suspense over the issue by telling reporters CAATSA does not have a blanket or country-specific waiver provision attached to it.
The director general of the Rosoboronexport said the company is in consultations with 'seven partners' on possible supplies of S-400 Triumf missile systems.
The development comes as both sides prepare for a visit to India by Russian President Vladimir Putin on December 6 for a bilateral summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
She said Washington had been quite public about any country that decided to use the S-400 missile systems from Russia.