US rules out any waiver for India from sanctions

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US rules out any waiver for India from sanctions

The United States has ruled out any special waiver for India from its sanctions if it buys new weapons from Russia.      

Speaking at a forum in Washington, Pentagon Official Randall Schriver said prospect of India buying missile system is troubling for a lot of reasons and no waiver for it can be assured.                   

India intends to procure new systems from Russia, including its S-400 long-range, surface-to-air missile system.

Under current US rules, third countries could face sanctions if they transact with Russian defense or intelligence sectors.