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Russia identifies India and China as main allies in new foreign policy strategy | indian news

NEW DELHI: Russia has identified India and China as its main allies on the world stage, according to a new foreign policy strategy adopted by President Vladimir putin.
The new 42-page document highlighted ties with China and India, stressing the importance of “deepening ties and coordinating with friendly sovereign global centers of power and development located on the Eurasian continent.”
According to the document, Russia will continue to build a particularly privileged strategic partnership with India with a view to enhancing and expanding cooperation in all fields on a mutually beneficial basis and will place special emphasis on increasing the volume of bilateral trade, strengthening investment and technology. . ties, and ensuring their resistance to the destructive actions of hostile states and their alliances.
“In order to help adapt the world order to the realities of a multipolar world, Russia intends to make it a priority to enhance the capacity and international role of the BRICS interstate association, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. (SCO), the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the RIC (Russia, India, China) and other interstate associations and international organizations, as well as mechanisms with strong Russian participation”. the document says.
India and Russia are longtime partners and have shared close ties for decades.
Russia has been the largest arms supplier to India, accounting for almost 50% of the latter’s arms imports between 2016 and 2020.
Both China and India have also increased oil imports from sanctions-hit Russia amid the war in Ukraine.
India has maintained a neutral stance on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which marked its one-year anniversary on February 24. However, Prime Minister Narendra mode He has advocated for a peaceful resolution of the conflict through dialogue.
Last year, Prime Minister Modi told Putin that “the current era is not an era of war.”
(With contributions from agencies)

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