US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, attends a press conference with India‘s foreign minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar following a bilateral meeting in London on May 3. Photo: AP US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, attends a press conference with India‘s foreign minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar following a bilateral meeting in London on May 3. Photo: AP
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, attends a press conference with India‘s foreign minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar following a bilateral meeting in London on May 3. Photo: AP
Danil Bochkov
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Danil Bochkov

How India’s shift to the West over China threatens relations with Russia and its strategic autonomy

  • India’s ties with Russia could become strained as New Delhi gets more involved in US-led initiatives, including G7 meetings and military exercises
  • Its neutrality towards Russia could gradually fade if this drift continues, locking it into the Western camp and limiting its autonomy

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, attends a press conference with India‘s foreign minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar following a bilateral meeting in London on May 3. Photo: AP US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, attends a press conference with India‘s foreign minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar following a bilateral meeting in London on May 3. Photo: AP
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, attends a press conference with India‘s foreign minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar following a bilateral meeting in London on May 3. Photo: AP
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Danil Bochkov

Danil Bochkov

Danil Bochkov is an expert at the Russian International Affairs Council. He gained his master of economics at MGIMO-University under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia and a bachelor's degree in foreign regional studies at the Institute of Business Studies (IBS-Moscow). He also has a master's degree in world economy from the University of international Business and Economics (UIBE, Beijing)