“Russia saved us…” Jaishankar hails India-Russia ties downplays ‘Overdependence talk’

Dec 05, 2023

New Delhi, December 05 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar at the Eighth Global Technology Summit hailed India-Russia relations and praised ties between New Delhi and Moscow. He hailed India-Russia ties while he downplayed the overdependence in the India-Russia relationship. He said, “We have a relationship with Russia and it is not a relationship that happened in an instant. It is a relationship of close to 60 years. I see the problem defined in a way as though somewhere there’s some handicap that India has by having this relationship. But this relationship has saved us at times. Partly there is a lot of history and the force of that which has been a defining aspect of the India, Russia relationship. If you look at the Eurasian landmass, it makes sense that India and Russia would have strong relations because it is in accordance with the first principle of politics of your neighbor’s neighbor.”