Indo Russian Strategic Agreement 2001

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev`s official visit to India on 21 and 22 December 2010 has cut off visits by the five permanent UNSC members over the past year. This was an opportunity to compare the extent of our strategic relations with all these countries. Medvdev`s visit to India quickly preceded visits by US President Barak Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Nikolas Sarkozy and Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, making India feel like a coveted bride. Medvedev being the last P-5 leader to visit India, it is tempting to compare his visit with the visits of other P-5 leaders. New Delhi and Moscow, which have an interest in establishing a multipolar world order and changing the global financial structure, have an important role for the BRICs to play in promoting a harmonious international system based on international law, equality, mutual respect, coordinated action and collective decision-making. In addition to meetings of finance ministers and central bank governors, regular BRIC meetings appear to be a possibility that would give impetus to the process of the emergence of a multipolar world order. South Africa`s imminent accession to the BRIC, which has been welcomed by both countries, will make this group a serious factor to be expected in international affairs. Indian experts in strategic affairs agree that India enjoys the greatest convergence of interests with Russia on regional and international issues, as the joint declaration shows. India undoubtedly has a greater and more enduring level of comfort in its political relations with Russia than with any other P-5 member, for that matter with any other country in the world. The first major political initiative since the collapse of the Soviet Union between India and Russia began with the strategic partnership signed between the two countries in 2000.

In an article he wrote in Hindu, President Vladimir Putin said: “The declaration on the strategic partnership between India and Russia, signed in October 2000, has become a real historic milestone.” [26] [27] Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also endorsed his counterpart during President Putin`s visit to India in 2012: “President Putin is a valued friend of India and the original architect of the strategic partnership between India and Russia.” [28] The two countries cooperate closely on issues of common national interest, including the United Nations, the BRICS, the G20 and the CSSM. Russia also strongly supports India`s permanent seat on the UN Security Council. [10] In addition, Russia strongly supported India to join the NSG[29] and APEC. [30] In addition, it has also expressed interest in joining SAARC with observer status, of which India is a founding member. [12] [31] The solid outcome of the visit is reflected in the 30 unprecedented agreements signed at the summit, which would expand and consolidate our strategic partnership in important areas in the years to come. While the economic importance of the visit lies in the agreements to further strengthen our strategic cooperation in the areas of defence, civil nuclear energy, hydrocarbons and space, the political importance is reflected in India`s strong and unequivocal support for UN membership, the overt criticism of transboarding terrorism, in particular the designation of Pakistan as a safe haven for terrorists of all stripes. , to ensure that India can join the NSG, support New Delhi`s accession to the CSSS and APEC, and express a strong desire to stabilize the situation in Afghanistan through joint efforts, etc.

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