South Asia and Beyond

‘Strengthening Delhi-Moscow Ties In A Churning World’

NEW DELHI: On ‘Talking Point‘, Ambassador Kanwal Sibal, Former India Foreign Secretary and Ex-Envoy to Russia and Nandan Unnikrishnan, Distinguished Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation(ORF) in analysis with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi.

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The panellists discuss President Vladimir Putin making only his second visit abroad since the pandemic for the December 6 annual bilateral summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the first 2+2 meeting between the defence and foreign ministers of the two countries, delivery of the S-400 air defence missile systems, potential U.S. CAATSA sanctions, how the special privileged strategic partnership sits with India’s growing closeness to the U.S and continuing confrontation with China vis-a-vis Moscow’s bipolar relationship with Beijing and Washington, Ukraine, trade and energy ties, the Russian Far East and Arctic and deals that are expected including the Reciprocal Exchange of Logistics Agreement(RELOS).