Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, in April 2018. The informal summit drew a line under a damaging border dispute a year earlier and signalled an intention on both sides to work together. Photo: Xinhua
Abhijit Singh
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Abhijit Singh

India’s South China Sea policy has not changed. Now, as before, there’s no appetite to challenge China

  • India’s back-to-back moves to boost relations with Japan and Russia, particularly in security matters, appear to indicate it wants a bigger naval role in the contested South China Sea to counter a rising China. The reality is far different

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Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, in April 2018. The informal summit drew a line under a damaging border dispute a year earlier and signalled an intention on both sides to work together. Photo: Xinhua
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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
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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