Not in India’s interest to invest in Russian military equipment: US Defense Secretary

Describing India as an “invaluable ally” of the US, Wilson said it was “horrific” that the nation was choosing Russian weapons instead of American ones, PTI reported.

Responding to Wilson’s question as to what incentives the US could provide that would convince India to switch from Russian weapons, Austin said that as the owner of the best, most advanced weapon systems in the world, the US has what India has to offer. There were many options to do.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday that the US believed it came a day after will not be in the interest of India To accelerate its Russian imports of energy and other goods.

US Deputy National Security Adviser Dalip Singh, during a recent visit to Delhi, warned of the consequences for countries that actively try to bypass or withdraw sanctions imposed by the West on Russia.

Asked about Singh’s warning, Saki said on Monday, “What Duleep made clear to his counterparts during the visit was that we do not believe that there is a need to accelerate or increase imports of Russian energy and other goods.” It is in the interest of India.”

(With inputs from PTI.)