Russia’s Putin to land in India to boost military, energy ties

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Russian President, Vladimir Putin will arrive in India on Monday, for his second overseas trip since the pandemic, seeking to bolster military and energy ties with a traditional ally being courted by the United States.

Washington has set up the QUAD security dialogue with India, Japan, and Australia, raising concerns in Beijing and Moscow, in its efforts to address a rising China.

India was close to the Soviet Union during the Cold War, a relationship that has endured, with New Delhi calling it a special and privileged strategic partnership.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Putin at a virtual summit in September, “The friendship between India and Russia has stood the test of time.

“You have always been a great friend of India.”

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