US, India to 'sort out' sanctions waiver for S-400 purchase - Mattis
US and Indian officials in coming days will sort out all issues related to the United States possibly waiving sanctions against India for its purchase of Russian S-400 air defense systems, Secretary of Defense James Mattis said at the Pentagon, Sputnik reported.
"We'll sort out all those issues here today, and in the days ahead… we’ll work all this forward," Mattis told reporters on Monday when asked if he expects New Delhi to get a sanctions waiver over the S-400 purchase.
Mattis also noted that India has spent many years in non-aligned status despite drawing a lot of weapons from Russia. The defense secretary said he would discuss a number of issues with his Indian counterpart who is now visiting Washington, DC.