Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet in Vladivostok in 2019. Photo: AP
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet in Vladivostok in 2019. Photo: AP

A message for US and China as India and Russia put two and two together

  • A meeting of the Indian and Russian foreign and defence ministers has a purpose beyond clearing up bilateral misunderstandings, experts say
  • New Delhi reminds US of its strategic autonomy and soothes Russian qualms about Quad. Moscow tells Beijing it will keep selling arms to China’s Himalayan rival

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet in Vladivostok in 2019. Photo: AP
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet in Vladivostok in 2019. Photo: AP
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