4 min read.Updated: 27 Sep 2016, 12:55 AM ISTKunal Singh
Russia's recent diplomatic mess in India happened because the bilateral relationship has hardly gone beyond defence
It is no exaggeration to state that Russia—previously, the Soviet Union—has been India’s most reliable partner post-Independence. But a gradual shift has been underway for the past few years. Russia’s decision to send a mechanized infantry unit of its southern military command for joint military exercises with Pakistani troops is part of the shift. The Russians were clever to time it with the India-Russia joint military exercises in Ussuriysk district.
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