EurAsian Times: India may be disappointed in its long-time ally - Russia

The situation in Southeast Asia is increasingly tense, and this is especially true of the difficult relations between India and China. If border conflicts between the two countries turn into real war, New Delhi could see the icky sides of its old ally, Moscow. In this case, the United States can support India, and Russia - China. The EurAsian Times writes that India may be disappointed in its former “partner and friend”.

War could break out in two theaters of war - in the Himalayas (between India and the PRC) and in the South China Sea (between China and the US-led coalition of India, Australia, the United States and Japan - QUAD). Thus, India and China will probably fight on two fronts. But what position will Russia take?

Russia is skeptical about QUAD; it also initiated the cancellation of the Indo-Russian summit on December 23 for the first time in two decades. Probably, India, disillusioned with the Russian Federation, can become an ally of the USA, Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Russia, in turn, fears the establishment of a new geopolitical order with a particular emphasis on the United States, which "took" India from it after 70 years of friendship with that country. The Russian ambassador to New Delhi, Nikolai Kudashev, announced on December 22 of Russia's commitment to relations with Pakistan, noting that India had no cause for concern.

Unsurprisingly, the Kremlin will take into account the new geopolitical realities associated with the emergence of QUAD, which challenges both Russia and China, which serves to bring the two countries closer together. This is reflected, in particular, in the joint strategic airspace patrolling in the Asia-Pacific region, which should become a "routine". During one of these raids, four Chinese N-6K bombers and two Russian Tu-95s demonstrated their power in the Sea of ​​Japan and the East China Sea, without violating the airspace of other countries. According to the parties, these maneuvers were not directed against any state, but an obvious signal was addressed to the United States and its satellites, including India.

As part of the confrontation with the United States, Russia is increasingly cooperating with China, while New Delhi, in opposition to the Chinese, supports policies Washington.

Given this state of affairs, will Russia deliver to India the $ 400 billion S-5,43 missile systems promised to it next year to strengthen its borders? Time will tell.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 30 December 2020 15: 07
    All bullshit. Moscow has been friends with everyone for 30 years, and nothing: India - aircraft, China - aircraft engines, USA - Р180 and presidents.
    Everyone at the top is happy
    1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
      Alexndr p (Alexander) 30 December 2020 17: 04
      Are you sad?)

      We will marinate rocket engines, we will not produce airplanes either - why do we need working factories? Now the state defense order will be implemented for conservation.
      And engines should not be sold to China - let him buy in the USA, France, England and produce his own.

      Then Serega will be pleased. And sho, the engines will be full of bins
  2. Restless Sagittarius (Vladimir) 31 December 2020 11: 28
    India can hardly be called anyone's ally. She's on her own and on her mind. In addition, India is officially part of the British Commonwealth, and such a country can hardly be called an ally of the Russian Federation. As for arms purchases, India has always bought them not only from Russia (USSR) but also from the West. For example, India previously purchased Soviet MiG-29s, French Mirage-2000, British Jaguars. Today I bought a Su-30 in Russia and Rafali in France. India buys submarines from Russia and France.
  3. Ren_2 Offline Ren_2
    Ren_2 (rinat isyanguzhin) 31 December 2020 21: 20
    China is not an ally of Russia but an enemy. He is an ally of the VP but not Russia.
  4. Joker62 Offline Joker62
    Joker62 (Ivan) 31 December 2020 22: 02
    India, it's like gypsies, without bargaining, never give up their positions ... There is no need to be surprised, these are Indians, and with this it is said, like gypsies in the bazaar ...
    1. Max Winter Offline Max Winter
      Max Winter (Max Winter) 5 January 2021 22: 13
      It is believed that the Gypsies, as a derivative from the Indians, went ...
  5. Semyon Semyonov_2 (Semyon Semyonov) 1 January 2021 12: 00
    Russia will not fit in, and rightly so.
  6. Alexander Tsallagov 4 January 2021 13: 36
    And it is possible, if Russia acts in its own interests, and whose interests coincide with those of Russia, he is lucky.
  7. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 9 January 2021 12: 51
    Let them be disappointed. An example with rafals. They ripped off these gypsies French like sticky. And in the west there are worse wolves. Russia will still be remembered. With tears.