Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: EPA Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: EPA
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: EPA

Why Russia’s getting involved in the China-India border dispute

  • Moscow is keen to regain its influence in South Asia, which has been on the wane since its invasion of Afghanistan and the fall of the Soviet Union
  • Vladimir Putin has a vision of a Russia-led ‘Greater Eurasia’ community of nations – and for this to work, it needs to play ball with both Beijing and Delhi

Topic |   China-India border dispute
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: EPA Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: EPA
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: EPA
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