South Asia and Beyond

Russia-Ukraine War In Its Ninth Month: Impact On India’s Strategic Situation

NEW DELHI: On ‘Talking Point‘ from Moscow, Dr Nivedita Kapoor, Post-doctoral Fellow, International Laboratory on World Order Studies and the New Regionalism, Higher School of Economics (HSE) in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. Dr Kapoor discusses the situation nine months into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the battlefield position with winter ahead, a Moscow-installed official in the Kherson region indicating Russian troops might pull back from the west bank of the Dniepro river, with nearly 4.5 million people without electricity—Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accusing Russia of “energy terrorism”, President Vladimir Putin saying Russian strikes on Ukrainian infrastructure and a decision to initially freeze participation(now restored) in a Black Sea grain export programme were responses to a drone attack on Moscow’s fleet in Crimea, Moscow’s claims of Ukraine preparing to use a dirty bomb and fears of a nuclear escalation, NATO’s responses, The G 7 plan for Russian oil price caps, the Quad, the Russia-China equation, the impact on India’s strategic situation, and External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar’s visit to Moscow next week.


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