Ryder said that and this is something that we continue to discuss with various partners and allies around the world. We’ll definitely be keeping an eye out if they choose to purchase these types of systems.
Pentagon spokesman Pat Ryder. (file photo)
The US Defense Department Pentagon has said that India is a big example among those countries which are choosing defense assistance from America. Pentagon spokesman Pat Ryder He also said that the US knows that some countries that buy Russian or Soviet-era weapons want to maintain relations with Moscow as well. He said at a press conference in Washington on Tuesday, there are many countries that are maintaining defense relations with Russia. Also, it is a sovereign decision for individual countries. Ryder was asked if there were any concerns about the US sharing with Russia information or technology shared with those countries.
To this he said that many of those countries have bought Russian-made or Soviet-era equipment in the past. For this reason they can maintain any kind of relationship. From a defense cooperation perspective, certainly from a US perspective, I think the defense assistance provided by the US is much more reliable in terms of induction capabilities.
India is a great example
Ryder said that and this is something that we continue to discuss with various partners and allies around the world. We’ll definitely be keeping an eye out if they choose to purchase these types of systems. India is a great example.
defense trade between india and usa
Defense trade between India and the US was almost negligible in 1997, today it is more than $20 billion. India has faced criticism from US Republican and Democrat lawmakers for abstaining from voting at the United Nations while refraining from condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Concern over purchase of S-400 missile
US officials have also expressed concern over India’s purchase of the S-400 missile system from Russia. Despite strong objections from the US and warnings of sanctions from the Joe Biden administration, India has refused to budge on its decision and is going ahead with the purchase of the missile defense system.