Russia cherishes special, privileged partnership with India, says envoy Denis Alipov
New Delhi: Russia celebrated its National Day on Sunday, and this year also marked the 75 years of ties with India. To celebrate both these milestones, Ambassador of Russia to India, Denis Alipov, tweeted, “Throughout these years together, we succeeded in building true friendship and mutual trust”. The year 2022 marks both 75 years of #India’s Independence and the 75th Anniversary of #RussiaIndia diplomatic ties. Greetings to FM Sergey Lavrov and the Government and people of the Russian Federation on their National Day. Also Read: Ukraine has shown Indian diplomacy is like Indian driving—any lane, any time, US or Russia To honour the special and privileged partnership with India, a special edition of Russia Digest will be released, which will detail the vast contours of the bilateral relations —from strategic affairs, technology and finance to government-to-government ties.
Russia’s push to celebrate the bilateral relations comes amidst the war in Ukraine crossing 100 days and India walking the tightrope on its stance. Further, Russia’s push to commemorate the bilateral ties also comes at a time when India has found itself under pressure from the West to criticise Moscow for its unprovoked actions in Ukraine. Also Read: What’s behind India’s Ukraine policy, Western hypocrisy & how nations act in self-interest “Our cooperation plays the role of a defining factor for global peace, stability and sustainable development,” Ambassador Alipov stated, alluding to the larger significance of the bilateral relationship in the world order. As a footnote to the milestones of the past, Alipov wrote in the special edition on the role of the Soviets in constructing power plants during the 1950s and 1960s in India and setting up the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay in 1958. He further categorises the “Treaty of Peace, Friendship and Cooperation” of 1971 as “ground-breaking”.
Highlighting the growing defence ties between the two countries, Alipov mentioned that the delivery of the S-400 Triumf missile system is proceeding well. “We are confident in the future of Russia-India ties and are ready to move forward in utilizing their potential and exploring new horizons for the benefit of the people of our two friendly nations,” he tweeted, assessing the future of bilateral ties. We are confident in the future of #RussiaIndia ties and are ready to move forward in utilizing their potential and exploring new horizons for the benefit of the people of our two friendly nations. Also Read: ‘India’s ties with Russia very different than ours,’ says Boris Johnson
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