Why Russia won't choose between China and India


During the military-political crisis between China and India in Ladakh in the summer of 2020, many experts believed that Russia would accept one of the sides of the confrontation. However, this did not happen, and Moscow refrained from commenting on the situation in Ladakh. Why does the Kremlin not plan to make a choice between China and India?


Russia will not choose between India and China because it simply does not want to

- believes the head of the Carnegie Moscow Center Dmitry Trenin, quoted by The Print.

According to the expert, Russia looks at the processes taking place in the world differently. According to the country's authorities, the world should be multipolar and have several centers of power, and they should not be limited to Washington, Beijing or New Delhi. However, now the seeds of a new unipolarity are ripening, in which powerful China can begin to dictate its interests to the world.

Global trends speak in favor of China, which in seven years will bypass the United States and become the fifth the economy the world. A pandemic can speed up these processes. Over the past year, US GDP fell 4,4 percent, while China's rose 2 percent.

Against this background, as well as because of the sanctions imposed by Washington on Moscow and the uneasy relations between the United States and China, economic ties between the Russian Federation and the PRC naturally strengthen. Russia buys Chinese bonds, supplies China with weapons, energy, nuclear Technology, agricultural products. Meanwhile, the trade turnover between Russia and India is practically not growing.

At the same time, Putin is confident that he is in control of the situation and knows where, if necessary, to draw the line, while refraining from public choice between Beijing and New Delhi.
  • Used photos: kremlin.ru
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  1. amateur Offline amateur
    amateur (Victor) 1 February 2021 15: 10
    +3
    Global trends speak in favor of China, which in seven years will bypass the United States and become the fifth economy in the world.

    Why should the PRC's economy decline from 1-2 places to 7 in seven years?
  2. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 1 February 2021 15: 31
    -9
    Why Russia won't choose between China and India

    - Strange ... - and what's this ??? - Isn't it "choice" ???

    Russia buys Chinese bonds, supplies China with weapons, energy resources, nuclear technology, and agricultural products. Meanwhile, the trade turnover between Russia and India is practically not growing.

    - This is not only a choice, but also a direct complicity ...
    - Russia for its "hard-earned dollars" (and maybe even gold) ... acquires "Chinese bonds" ... - It's just awful !!!;
    - Delivers to China "weapons, energy resources, nuclear technology, agricultural products" ... - and in return receives trashy outdated Chinese technological lines for the processing and manufacture of all kinds of junk and products (chemical, food); which Russia itself is able to produce and produced during the Soviet era; as well as used construction equipment and Chinese auto transport, which Russia is also capable of producing itself; and also all kinds of Chinese junk, consumer goods of very dubious quality and "environmentally dirty" ... and so on ... so on ...
    - So still ... - China's economy did not grow, having such a free donor, who constantly and unlimitedly and practically free of charge infuses its precious resources into it; which are necessary for this gratuitous "donor state" itself ...
    - So the Indian economy and its standard of living would have grown significantly if Russia would also make similar "donor injections" into the Indian economy ...
    - So the "choice" of Russia is obvious ... - Russia is ready to simply bleed itself ... - if only to give everything to China ...
  3. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 1 February 2021 15: 34
    +1
    Interesting. Very interesting! Is the Carnegie Center neutral? If yes, then perhaps you can read their opuses.
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 1 February 2021 15: 52
    +1
    Again, some kind of anonymous misunderstanding. What is China's 5th place in 7 years?

    Experts are trumpeting about 1-2 places even now.
  5. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 3 February 2021 10: 07
    +2
    1. As Vladimir Putin said, the Russian Federation will not be friends against anyone and this principled position was clearly manifested in the Armenian-Azerbaijani war.
    2. Russia has traditional commercial interests with India, and there is no point in cutting them off by supporting the PRC.
    3. In addition to mutual commercial interests, China is linked by a common approach to the basic foundations of foreign policy.