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US sanctions policy risks alienating India

After hitting New Delhi with Russia and Iran measures, Washington seeks to limit impact

| India
Washington should be mindful of India's heavy dependence on Iranian oil and Russian arms sales, exemplified by the INS Vikramaditya carrier adopted from Russia.   © Reuters

When the U.S. slaps a nation with punitive sanctions, it tries to prevent not only American companies from doing business with the target country but also those of other states. Inevitably, these extraterritorial effects hit some countries much harder than others -- as India has just found to its cost.

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