Nikkei: Rapprochement between the United States and India worries Russia


Russia is gradually losing its influence on India, which is increasingly oriented towards the Americans and their allies, writes Nikkei Asia. The influence of the Russian Federation in this part of Eurasia is under threat.


The article argues that the Kremlin is concerned that its old South Asian partner has become too close to Washington, especially now that New Delhi is stepping up its own participation in the Quadripartite Security Dialogue, also known as Quad, an informal community that also includes Australia, Japan and USA. This community is increasingly referred to as the "Asian NATO".

According to experts, Russia likes to rely on relations with regional powers such as India to maintain room for maneuver and strengthen its position as a Eurasian power. Given that many years of defense, trade and diplomatic ties with India are threatened by new players, Moscow is worried about its own influence and its money.

- noted from the Nikkei Asia publication.

After decades policy Non-Aligned India seems to have begun to flirt with the idea of ​​an alliance with the United States. Among other things, New Delhi entered into a series of intelligence-sharing agreements with Washington, which gave Indians access to information from US military satellites. The agreement was reached at the end of October during the "two plus two" dialogue.

The reversal also affects lucrative arms deals. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, which tracks the global arms trade, the United States has become the second largest arms supplier to India over the past decade. This irritates Russia, which has been a major arms dealer for the Indian military for decades.

Warmer security ties between Washington and New Delhi are said to have been a response to Beijing's actions. Last June, Chinese and Indian forces clashed along the line of de facto control in the Himalayas. Twenty Indian soldiers were killed, and the PLA took up enemy positions in the highlands.

Although the conflict with China ended in a mutual disengagement of troops, Indian diplomats continue to advocate a closer relationship with the United States. Nevertheless, an alliance with the Americans, apparently, should not mean a complete break with Russia.

It is noted that the Quad community is important for India in terms of the balance of power in relations with China.
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 7 March 2021 09: 42
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    Meanwhile, the US is worried about India's rapprochement with Russia. But other publications are already writing about this.
  2. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 7 March 2021 10: 46
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    India will be in the Anglo-Saxon camp. She is already in it. So there can be no strategic alliance between Russia and India in principle. There will be some economic projects, but India is NOT Russia's ally.
  3. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
    Michael1950 (Michael) 7 March 2021 11: 13
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    Quite naturally, since Russia is doing all it can to be friends with China, with which India has a long-standing enmity, how else can India treat Russia ?! "The friend of my enemy is my enemy."
    1. Bakht Offline Bakht
      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 7 March 2021 11: 50
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      Regardless of who Russia is friends with, India is firmly attached to the former metropolis. And will ALWAYS be in the Anglo-Saxon camp. Russia is not friendly with China against India ..
    2. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 7 March 2021 22: 03
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      Quite naturally, since Russia is doing all it can to be friends with China, with which India has a long-standing enmity, how else can India treat Russia ?! "The friend of my enemy is my enemy."

      Russia does not offer friendship against anyone, but only equal and mutually beneficial cooperation. She's over the fight. Armenia and Azerbaijan are a vivid example. Iran and Israel, Turkey and Syria. There are many examples. It is possible to negotiate with everyone.
  4. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
    Michael1950 (Michael) 7 March 2021 11: 58
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    Quote: Bakht
    Russia is not friendly with China against India ..

    - Russia is friends with China against the Anglo-Saxon peace ... wink
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) 7 March 2021 12: 03
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      Michael1950, Is Israel afraid that Russia's relations with the United States could improve?
  5. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
    Michael1950 (Michael) 7 March 2021 12: 18
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    Quote: isofat
    Michael1950, Is Israel afraid that Russia's relations with the United States could improve?

    - Not afraid. He has no hope. Because now President Biden has come to power in the United States, whose son the Chinese gave a bribe of $ 1.5 billion. Now Biden, working out this bribe, instead of a real and extremely dangerous enemy for the United States - China, has highlighted and declared the number 1 enemy for the United States - Russia, which today does not threaten the United States in any way, and all the propagandistic whistle in the Russian media is aimed exclusively at domestic consumption, but in no case to frighten the United States ... Putin would do his best to make friends with America, but with This is unrealistic for the current US president - he will demonstrate hostility - in words, anyway. Biden's moronic actions only "play into the hands" of Russia - he closes his hydrocarbons - a jump in prices on world markets, rubbing their hands in the Kremlin ...
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) 7 March 2021 12: 29
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      Michael1950What I can say for sure is that there is a bazaar (market) somewhere in Israel and you are a frequent visitor.
    2. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 7 March 2021 22: 06
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      Now Biden, working out this bribe, instead of a real and extremely dangerous enemy for the United States - China, has highlighted and declared the number 1 enemy for the United States - Russia

      Grandpa Biden has officially declared China to be the ugliest.

      https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/NSC-1v2.pdf
  6. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
    Michael1950 (Michael) 7 March 2021 12: 51
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    Quote: isofat
    Michael1950What I can say for sure is that there is a bazaar (market) somewhere in Israel and you are a frequent visitor.

    -? "What did you want to say?" negative fool