India Ready To Strike Mega Defence Deals With Russia

Alexander M Kadakin, the Russian Ambassador in New Delhi, once described India as a "rich fiancé with many bridegrooms" while commenting on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's international balancing act. Kadakin believes that the main aim of PM Modi's foreign policy is not only to meet India's global aspirations, but also to make the South Asian nation an economic giant.

On the sidelines of recently concluded G-20 Summit in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou, the Indian premier held separate meetings with Chinese, Russian, American, Australian, Japanese, Turkish and Saudi leaders, thus, giving an impression that he was seeking all the big global powers' hands.

Upon his arrival in New Delhi, Modi hinted that India would soon sign major defence deals with its "old friend" Russia. The indication is surprising, as it has been made just a week after India allowed the US to use...

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