Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2016)
India and Russia as strategic partners in post-cold war era: A brief overview
Author(s): Wajahat Abdullah
Abstract: This paper attempts to highlight and trace various aspects of Indo-Russia relation since their evolution, including the major developments that have happened in this era. The focus has been on convergence of interest in post-cold war era. The changing equation in international politics due to the emergence of terrorism on a global scale, as also Islamic extremism, has provided opportunity for the two countries to come on a common platform. The problem of terrorism in Chechnya and Kashmir has been of great concern for Russia and India. The other areas where the interests of Russia and India converge are: striving for multipolar global order, strengthening democracy, technology and economic imperatives that have immense potential for joint ventures and cooperation. Thus, Indo-Russia relations are not only marked by the historical compulsions but also by the changed global realties that make it necessary to further strengthen the bilateral ties.