The nightmare that Washington experienced with Turkey’s purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense system is coming back to haunt it India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi confirmed at the Quad meeting on 26 September at the White House that his country has decided to buy Russian anti-ballistic missiles. New Delhi intends to protect itself from China without becoming a pawn of the United States.

In keeping with the "Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act" of 2017, Washington is expected to impose sanctions on India. However, its entire strategy in the Indo-Pacific is based on the creation of the Quad (USA, Australia, Japan, India) over which it bickered with France.