11 May '18, 12pm

India cannot afford to lose Russia as an Ally

India cannot afford to lose Russia as an Ally

Not many in the audience were amused when Nikolay Kudashev, Russia’s ambassador to India, recently said at an event in New Delhi that Islamabad has taken serious measures to fight terrorism as well as has squeezed the flow of fund to terror outfits. He went on to say that the credibility of counter-terrorism measures by Pakistan was growing after it joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. “I believe in the old dictum that if two people agree on everything, one of them is unnecessary,” retired diplomat S K Lamba, who served as India’s envoy to both Pakistan and Russia and was chairing the event, quipped to convey the sentiment of many who gathered to listen to Kudashev. Days, when India and Russia agreed on almost all issues are indeed long gone. The erstwhile United Soviet Socialist Republic has been steadfastly supporting New Delhi on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir ...

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