India will soon find out about my decision on Russia sanctions: Trump

U.S President Donald Trump has said that India would 'find out' soon if the punitive CAATSA sanctions apply to it over its USD 5 billion deal with Russia to purchase S-400 Triumf air defence system.

The Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act or CAATSA is a US federal law that imposed sanctions on Iran, North Korea and Russia.

In Russia's case, the act primarily deals with sanctions on Russian interests such as its oil and gas industry, defence and security sector, and financial institutions, in the backdrop of its military intervention in Ukraine and its alleged meddling in the 2016 US Presidential elections.

India last week inked a deal to purchase S-400 Triumf air defence system from Moscow.

The mega deal was sealed in New Delhi during the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin for the annual summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Asked about the agreement between India and Russia, Trump while interacting with reporters in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday, said: "India will find out. Aren't they?"

"India is going to find out, he said.

Asked when, he said, "You will see. Sooner than you think."

(Agencies)