South Asia and Beyond

‘We Are Broadening The Russia-India Dialogue’

NEW DELHI: The Valdai Discussion Club has for the last 15 years served as a platform to discuss some of the world’s most pressing issues ranging from connectivity to development. India joined the club last year, the aim being to take the India-Russia bilateral dialogue into a broader discussion area where many other countries are present. StratNews Global spoke to Timofei Bordachev, programme director of the club, on the direction of India-Russia ties, and the challenge posed by China’s rise.

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