India may avoid US sanctions on S-400 missile system purchase, President Biden's aide hints

India may avoid US sanctions on S-400 missile system purchase, President Biden's aide hints

Russia has started delivering the S-400 Missile Defense System to India. Due to which India is under threat of US sanctions. Many lawmakers in America are opposing this. The US can impose sanctions against India under the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act ( CAATSA ). However, only allies of President Joe Biden have spoken in defense of India. James O'Brien, who has been named as the coordinator of this sanctions policy, has insisted on striking a balance.

James O'Brien has been confirmed as the coordinator of the State Department. He was asked the question whether what America did to Turkey gives any warning or lesson regarding India (US Curbs on India). The US imposed sanctions on Turkey for its purchase of the S-400 missile system. To this O'Brien said, it is difficult to compare the two situations. Turkey has done this despite being an ally of NATO. Whereas India is a more important partner. But it also has old ties with Russia.

Referred to relations with China
James O'Brien said, 'The administration is preventing India from taking Russia's equipment, but there are geo-strategic reasons behind it, especially relations with China. So we have to see how the balance will be achieved. It is too early to say anything more in this matter. A top Republican Party MP also spoke in the matter. He also said that India should be given exemption in Katsa. MP Todd Young said that the administration of President Joe Biden should oppose any action that could take India away from the Quad. During the hearing on the confirmation of James O'Brien's name, Yang said that this is an important defense system for Indians.

Called India an essential ally
Young said, 'India is an important ally in our competition against China and therefore I believe that we should oppose any action that may take them away from us and the Quad. Is. Therefore, given our shared foreign policy interest, I strongly support the relaxation of the QATSA sanctions against India. As most of the people here know, Indians have a lot of heritage systems from past decades and for this they have to depend on the system of Russia. India wants to protect its land from Chinese incursions and prevent illegal interference by the Chinese Navy in the Indian Ocean.

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Tonga Volcano: 'Terrifying' scene captured in satellite pictures, see how giant volcano erupted under sea, panic for many countries

Tonga Volcano: 'Terrifying' scene captured in satellite pictures, see how giant volcano erupted under sea, panic for many countries

In the island country of Tonga ( Tonga Volcano ), the situation became worrying after a sudden volcanic eruption inside the sea on Saturday . The sound of volcanic eruption was heard in many neighboring countries. Videos and satellite pictures of this incident are being shared fiercely on social media since evening ( Volcano Eruption ) . In which a very dangerous scene can be seen. Whereas there is a video in which the beach area after the explosion is seen to be completely submerged in water. At the time of the incident, it seemed as if a bomb had exploded.

Ashes and small pebbles were raining everywhere, while the sky was covered in darkness. Smoke and gas were also seen coming out of the water (Tonga Volcano New Zealand). After the volcanic eruption, a tsunami warning was issued from nearby countries New Zealand, Fiji, Japan, Australia and Samoa to Alaska in the US, although the tsunami threat had started to subside by Sunday, but how much damage has been done to Tonga so far (Tonga Volcano is Located Where). It could not be estimated.

New Zealand will help soon
New Zealand has said that it is monitoring the situation closely. And as the water waves subside, the neighboring country will extend help to Tonga (Tonga Volcano Eruption Aash Cloud). Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that the capital of Tonga, Nuku'Olfa, had suffered a lot. But there is no news of any injury or death (Tonga Volcano Eruption Tsunami Warning). He has said this at a time when countries and humanitarian groups in the Pacific are trying to contact Tonga. Telephone and internet services were snapped here after the incident. Due to which about 105,000 people have been affected.

high plume of smoke was observed
Satellite images showed that plumes of smoke caused by the volcanic eruption were seen up to about 20 kilometers (12 mi) above sea level (Tonga Volcano Tsunami Advisory). Boats parked on the seashore were washed away in the water and people's houses were drowned. Residents were sent to higher places in time. Tsunamis occurred in Tonga, as well as tsunami waves were seen in Australia and Japan (Tonga Volcano Satellite Video). US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Twitter that he is 'deeply concerned for the people of Tonga due to the volcanic eruption and tsunami (Tonga Volcano Latest News). America is ready to provide assistance to its neighbors in the Pacific region.

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