Billions in Defense and Energy Deals Underpin Closer India-Russia Ties

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Goa, India, Oct. 15, 2016 (AP photo by Manish Swarup).
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Goa, India, Oct. 15, 2016 (AP photo by Manish Swarup).

Last month’s summit between India and Russia in Goa was held against the backdrop of New Delhi signing a logistics pact with the United States and Moscow conducting its first-ever joint military exercise with Pakistan. Perhaps to dispel the notion that the push-and-pull of geopolitics was straining the otherwise deeply rooted India-Russia relationship—this was the 17th annual summit—both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin chose to reiterate the “special and privileged” nature of ties. They matched their rhetoric by sealing a range of energy and defense deals that reflect their long-term strategic commitments, at a time when Russia’s […]

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