India has ‘substantial inventory’ of Russian weapons, S Jaishankar explains why3 min read 10 Oct 2022, 09:14 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, while answering a question by an Australian reporter, has explained why India has a substantial inventory of Soviet and Russian-origin weapons.
External Affairs Minister Subramanyam Jaishankar, unlike his recent predecessors is well known for his straightforward and unambiguous comments, often free from diplomatic sugarcoat. On Monday, in a veiled reference to Pakistan he said that, India has a substantial inventory of Soviet and Russian-origin weapons because the Western countries opted a military dictatorship in the region as its "preferred partner" and did not supply arms to New Delhi for decades.
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