US House approves CAATSA waiver for India
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The US House of Representatives passed an amendment, which approves an exemption to India against CAATSA sanctions.
This amendment was passed by voice vote.
This gives India an exemption to purchase S-400 missile defence systems from Russia under CAATSA sanctions.
America's relaxation is in the direction of countering China.
The amendment was passed during the floor consideration of the National Defence Authorization Act.
The CAATSA amendment was drafted and introduced by Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna.
The amendment seeks the Joe Biden administration to grant India exemptions under CAATSA to help deter aggressive countries like China.
What is CAATSA?
CAATSA stands for Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.
The law authorises the US administration to impose sanctions on countries that buy major defence equipment from Russia.
The US government is free to take punitive action under CAATSA against countries involved in transactions with the Russian defence and intelligence sectors.
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