Narendra Modi calls Russia 'time tested friend'

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  1. pmaitra

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    Narendra Modi calls Russia 'time tested friend'

    Source: Narendra Modi calls Russia 'time tested friend' - The Times of India
     
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    Any specifics said or ideas how he would go about taking the relationship to a higher level?

    India and Russia seem to be drifting apart more and more. Something needed to rekindle the optimism in the partnership.
     
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    Won't Russia always put PRC's interests ahead of India? I mean all the sweet talk, aside, Modi must understand that.
     
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    I would expect Russia to put Russian interests first. Showing preference for an expansionist power that shares borders with you over a large market far from your sphere of influence doesnt seem preferable
     
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    Let's put this way: Russia always put Russia's interests ahead of India.
    Comparing to China, India did too less for Russia except weapons and sweet talk.
     
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    Yes, Russia grabbed more than 1 million square kilometres land from this "expansionist power" 120 years ago. This "expansionist power" just settled every inch of its border with Russia by official treaty in 1990s, which acknowledged Russia's ownership of that land.

    China may be Russia's great threat, but not now, not even in 30 years.

    As long as Americans are still staying in West Pacific, China doesn't have any spare capacity for any other direction.

    Chinese knows it, Russian knows it, American knows it, even India gov knows it.
     
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    we'll see how much the treaty written in the 1990s will be respected when China has the clear upperhand. The resentful tone of that they "grabbed" chinese land and that youll deal with america first should have them worried.
     
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    Russia and India will remain friends forever. Russian people and Indian people have a bond of trust and mutual respect for decades and that is not easy to erase . Just wait and see....I bet Russia and India relationship will be stronger and closer in years ahead. Some bonds do not break and one such bond is
    between these two people.
     

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