Diplomacy / Trump India Recommendation on Weapon Deals From Russia: If You Buy F-16 Fighter From Us

Trump: India signed an agreement with Russia to buy S-400 missile defense systems this month. Since then, the country has been hanging the sword of sanctions from the United States. Now Washington has unofficially suggested New Delhi to remove itself from this situation. The United States has said that if India favors purchasing an F-16 fighter aircraft from India, it can escape legal sanctions.

F-16 fighter aircraft do not want to buy India
According to the Indian Express newspaper report, the US had advised India to buy F-16 to avoid the ban.

India has not yet received the US from the US to buy F-16 aircraft. Actually, the F-16 has been serving Pakistani Air Force for the first three decades. In such a situation, India is not showing interest in buying F-16.

On the other side, the US says that the aircraft proposed to India is Advance Block-70 model from Block-50/52 of Pakistan. Apart from this, India has argued that F-16 fighter aircraft are not compatible with the indigenous BrahMos missile.

Trump wants to buy from Russia – then buy from us
According to US officials, President Donald Trump is saying to make India balance on both sides. They want India to have a better deal with Russia if it wants relaxation in sanctions.

US proposes F-16 and F-18 fighter to India

The US has offered India both the F-16 and the F-18 planes, but F-16’s technology will be easy for India to give Dana Trump administration. Shortly before, India issued Request for Information (RFI) to purchase 114 fighter aircraft. In this way, America wants to put pressure on India to buy F-16 aircraft.


Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman took part in the meeting of Defense Ministers of South-East Asian countries in Singapore on Friday. Here he meets his American counterpart James Matisse. There was a long conversation between the two S-400 deals.

Actually, under the US Catsa law, it is possible to ban countries that buy arms from their enemies. In this regard, India can also come under the purview of sanctions after buying arms from Russia. However, the United States does not want to be banned in haste until the payment of Russia to India.

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