The India-Russia summit in 2011 was sandwiched chronologically between two events that received much greater exposure: the Gita scandal and the Russian protests. Is this a warning sign that Russia’s state-anointed xenophobia and nationalism could act as a dampener for the formerly solid Indo-Russian relationship?
This paper introduces the dilemma of both India and Russia, whose state-owned energy companies are forced to operate in a region where Chinese government corporations have been dominant.
The India-Russia relationship has seen much progress over the past year - 30 MoU's were signed, two Russian nuclear reactors were set up in India and visa regimes have been eased considerably. But will this be enough to lift the relationship from the benign neglect of the past?
This paper assesses the India-Russia relationship in today’s context and explains why it is time for the two countries to re-energise the bilateral