India and Russia have agreed to launch a maritime route that would partly go through the hotly contested waters of the South China Sea. Photo: EPA

India challenging China’s influence in the South China Sea with outreach to Russia and other regional powers, analysts say

  • India and Russia have agreed to launch a maritime route that would partly go through the hotly contested waters
  • Traditional security allies also could ramp up their military and technological collaboration
Topic |   China-India relations

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India and Russia have agreed to launch a maritime route that would partly go through the hotly contested waters of the South China Sea. Photo: EPA
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Vladivostok on Wednesday. Photo: AP

India’s Modi talks tigers, arms deals and ‘close’ friendships with Russia’s Putin at Far East forum

  • Russia’s president is also set to be joined by the prime ministers of Japan, Malaysia and Mongolia at the three-day economic summit
  • India is a key client for Russia’s arms industry and Moscow will be looking to make progress on new deals during the talks
Topic |   Narendra Modi

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Vladivostok on Wednesday. Photo: AP
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