New Delhi: Russian Ambassador to India Denis Alibov has said that India-Russia relations have been affected by the war in Ukraine.
A discussion program was organized in Delhi to mark the 30th anniversary of the important bilateral agreement between India and Russia in 1993. Russian Ambassador to India Denis Alibov, who participated in this, said: “India-Russia relations have always been characterized by friendship, equality, trust and self-reliance.
Due to some transgressions in Europe last year (Ukraine’s attempt to join NATO) the bilateral relationship is not as coordinated as we would like. However, the relationship between the two countries is multifaceted and mutually beneficial.
The bilateral agreement signed in 1993 is the most important reason for the strengthening of India-Russia relations. It was through that agreement that bilateral policies took shape. This agreement is for bilateral communication at various levels; leading to the annual conference. Similarly, this agreement is responsible for setting up government committees and setting up parliamentary committees.
The bilateral trade relationship is very good. By 2022, trade between the two countries has reached an unprecedented level of $30 billion. The priority of both countries in space, science and technology continues to be pursued. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is coming to India to participate in the G20 summit to be held under the leadership of India on March 1 and 2.
The information that the US releases on defense cooperation with India is sometimes surprising. Because it would have said that the US is going to supply some special weapons with modern technology only to India. Actually, what’s special here isn’t the weapon; That’s the advertisement. America will advertise well. Russian defense weapons are equipped with modern technology. At the same time, Russia will see arms transfer and politics separately. Russia does not see the two together like the United States,” he said.