Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi greet each other warmly, during Putin’s visit to New Delhi last year. Photo: EPA-EFE
C. Uday Bhaskar
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C. Uday Bhaskar

Why India’s relationship with Russia is so special

  • With the Vladivostok agreements, India and Russia have deepened a relationship that dates back to the cold-war era. What makes it special is its kaleidoscopic polarity, with room to disagree on specific issues while staying the common strategic course

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi greet each other warmly, during Putin’s visit to New Delhi last year. Photo: EPA-EFE
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An Indian student with peace messages written on his hands takes part in a “Hiroshima Day” peace rally in Mumbai. Photo: EPA-EFE
Ankit Panda
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Ankit Panda

India’s rethink on ‘no first use’ nuclear policy won’t surprise China or Pakistan

  • Recent comments by India’s defence minister highlight the evolution of New Delhi’s thinking and the mutual scepticism between it and its two biggest rivals, writes Ankit Panda

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An Indian student with peace messages written on his hands takes part in a “Hiroshima Day” peace rally in Mumbai. Photo: EPA-EFE
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