India Intelligence Report
 

   Putin Wants “Quantum Jump” in Indo-Russian Ties

 

 

  • Vladimir Putin wants quantum change in Indo-Russian relations

  • Says relations with India is “friendly”

  • Highlights need for escalation in ties to keep pace with Chinese growth

Russian President Vladimir Putin said “It is essential to increase dramatically the volume of our trade and the level of investment [with India], our cooperation in the energy and other fields, including military-technical field.”

Speaking at a bi-annual meeting of Russian diplomats, Putin said Russia intended to strengthen relations with both India and China and described Russia’s relations with China as “all-embracing” and relations with India as “friendly.” Putin stressed the need to sustain the growth in Indo-Russian ties to keep pace with “dynamic development of China and its changing role in the region and the world.”

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