Comparing the US-Indian September 2+2 summit and the recent Putin-Modi high-level negotiations, Indian foreign policy analyst Amrita Dhillon emphasized the higher level of trust between Moscow and New Delhi. The analyst opined that India and Russia could soothe US-China economic and geopolitical contradictions.
The Russo-Indian top-level summit that took place on October 4-5 in New Delhi followed the 2+2 meeting between the top defense and diplomatic officials of India and the United States that was held on September 6.
The US-Indian meeting addressed a number of topics, including the purchase of the Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems, the Iran oil embargo and, most notably, longstanding military cooperation between New Delhi and Washington.
While the Trump administration is trying to win over the Indian leadership, mulling over potential waivers from US sanctions and use New Delhi as a bulwark against rising China, India continues to adhere to its sovereign foreign strategy and develop its longstanding partnership with Russia. Read More