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Explain the key features and importance of CAATSA. Also discuss its implications to India.

Topic : Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.

4. Explain the key features and importance of CAATSA. Also discuss its implications to India. (250 words)

Reference: The Hindu 

Why the question:

The US has urged all its allies and partners to forgo transactions with Russia that risk triggering sanctions under the Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). Thus the question.

Key Demand of the question:

The question is straightforward; one must explain the key features and importance of CAATSA and discuss its implications to India.

Directive:

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start by discussing what CAATSA is.

Body:

Enacted in 2017, it is a US federal law that imposed sanctions on Iran, North Korea and Russia. It includes sanctions against countries that engage in significant transactions with Russia’s defence and intelligence sectors. The Act empowers the US President to impose at least five of the 12 listed sanctions on persons engaged in a “significant transaction” with Russian defence and intelligence sectors.

Discuss in detail the nuances associated with it. Explain in detail its implications upon India.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.