India-Russia relations:

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  • July 16, 2020
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India-Russia relations:

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II – India and Russia ties; International Relations

In news:

Indian envoy to Russia said – 

  • India wants Russia to be more involved in the Indo-Pacific. (as India views Russia as a very important Pacific power)
  • Russia should look to its own interests in the region and that will create a mutual basis for cooperation and dialogue. 

Recent developments:

  • Indian and Russian investments in Vietnam’s oil and gas sector can be considered as one of the areas of cooperation. 
  • India wants Indo-Pacific region to be free and fair for everyone.
  • A stable Indo-­Pacific assumes particular importance for Russia too with the proposed energy bridge from Arctic to Vladivostok to Chennai.

Do you know?

  • There have been standoffs between China and Vietnam in the South China Sea due to overlapping claims close to the Indian oil blocks in Vietnam’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit India later this year which coincides with the 20th year of India-­Russia strategic partnership.

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