On October 13, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized a roundtable titled “Keeping ... ... of the Ukraine crisis: new phase and progressing strategic implications”. Discussion centred on the prospects of Russia – India relations, potential of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and current trends on international markets. Russian experts ...
... One could be how to avoid the weaponization of international finance or how to promote bilateral trade amongst members. Another area of interest is security. The SCO has traditionally focused on counterterrorism, an important issue for countries like Russia and India. The SCO should at least capture the benefits of some low hanging fruit. The SCO is relevant, and its future depends on how opportunities are used by its leaders.
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... take a side within each undermines its credibility and reliability within them, which she fears ultimately risks isolating it. The last paragraph concisely encapsulates her concerns.
Taking (Another) Turn to the East: Making Sense of Russia’s Stance in the Asia-Pacific
Dr. Rajagopalan writes that “India is the odd man out in all of these groups, whether it is in the Quad, BRICS or the SCO. In each, other key members have closer ties with each other than any of them do with India. This is potentially problematic because a friend to all will possibly not have any friends to depend upon when in danger.” With all due respect to this ...
Russia-India Summit: Is the Strategic Partnership Still Afloat?
Indian and Russian diplomats responsible for drafting the joint statement—the outcome document of the Modi-Putin summit on 6 December—missed hitting a century, but they scored big.
Comprising a record 99 paragraphs and entitled
India-Russia Partnership for Peace, Progress and Prosperity
, the astutely-crafted document mirrors all aspects of the ‘time-tested’ relationship and its reality, range, diversity and ambition. Buttressed by the signing of 28 bilateral agreements, the 21
The only way the relations between New Delhi and Islamabad can return to normal is within a broader international context. The same is true of Moscow — Kiev relations
India and Russia are two great powers on the Eurasian continent, and it is for a good reason that they both claim a proactive role in establishing a new order on the continent as well as globally. The two countries epitomize entire civilizations as each can rightly ...
On October 6, 2021, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF, India), and Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS, Iran) held a joint roundtable “Developments in Afghanistan ... ... Konarovsky, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation; Leading Research Fellow, Center for East Asia and SCO Studies, Institute of International Studies, MGIMO University; RIAC Member.
Session 2 focused on the implications of recent ...
... positive incentives for both sides to work together in trilateral or other multilateral formats. The alternative approach—trying to balance Beijing and New Delhi against the other—might give Moscow certain situational advantages, but it will not serve Russia's long-term interests.
Moscow could offer India and Beijing new opportunities for trilateral development projects in the Arctic region, in Central Asia or even in the Russian Far East. Agriculture and food processing might represent another area for trilateral cooperation. The three countries ...
... the priorities of the host nations. India’s participation in the International North-South Transport Corridor and Ashgabat Agreement, and development of Chabahar Port appear to be guided by these principles.
Challenges for India — Russia Strategic Partnership
Overall, India's presence in SCO can provide better triangular relations between India, Russia and China to address new security challenges meaningfully, enhance infrastructural development projects, and create a network of regional oil and gas pipelines for the larger benefit of ...
... top of the Russian Il-78 MKI in the contest for securing a $2 billion contract to supply 6 aircraft (later the results of the tender were canceled).
The landmark event for Russia-India partnership in energy sphere was the first shipment of LNG from Russia to India in June 2018. Moscow has finally entered Indian gas market and offered more attractive terms than LNG suppliers from the U.S. From Moscow’s perspective, this deal is a great opportunity to show that the international blockade imposed by Washington against Russian oil ...
... training grounds located in the Orenburg, Chelyabinsk, Kurgan, Astrakhan and Kemerovo regions, in Dagestan and the Altai Territory, as well as in the Caspian Sea. This exercise holds significance, especially, after the tensions prevailing between the two SCO members India and Pakistan. The maturity of the two countries should not be underestimated. For Russia, it is a diplomatic victory to be able to bring them together for the common purpose of countering international terrorism.
The International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) was also discussed. The focus has been given to electronic document ...