- Deliveries of Russian military supplies to India have stopped due to payment issues that violate US sanctions.
- India has been unable to settle a $2 billion bill for weapons, and Russia has stopped supplying a pipeline of $10 billion worth of spare parts and two S-400 missile-defense system batteries.
- India is unable to settle the bill in US dollars due to concerns about secondary sanctions, while Russia remains unwilling to accept rupees due to exchange-rate volatility.
- Possible solutions include using euros and dirhams, the currencies used to pay for Indian imports of discounted Russian crude, or a mechanism for Russia to offset purchases of Indian imports against the price of the weapons.
- The Indian Air Force, which depends on a Russian fleet of fighters and helicopters, is among the worst hit from the disruption in supplies from Moscow.
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Russian Arms Sales to India Stall on Fears Over US Sanctions
Deliveries of Russian military supplies to India have stopped due to payment issues that violate US sanctions, causing a $2 billion bill for weapons to be stuck for about a year. Possible solutions include using euros and dirhams or a mechanism for Russia to offset purchases of Indian imports agains