Vladimir Putin

Ukraine Crisis and the ‘Gas Game’

Over the last few days, tensions between Russia and the United States-NATO have been rising over the Ukraine issue. Ukraine and the Western countries have alleged Russia of amassing 120,000 troops at the Ukraine border, a move that the Ukrainians look suspiciously at, fearing potential Russian aggression. However, Russia has consistently denied these charges of hostility while the West, especially the United States, has threatened Moscow to impose severe sanctions.

India-Russia to partner in Central Asia

Around a month back, India declared that the state heads of the five Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan would be the chief guest at the Indian Republic day parade. As India and Central Asian states celebrate the 30th anniversary of establishing their diplomatic ties, this declaration marks a significant foreign policy win for India in the resource-rich and strategically located region. Russia’s discomfort with the

India-Russia signed several energy deals during Russian President Putin's visit

Russian President Vladimir Putin made a quick 5-hour visit to India. However, considering it to be just his second foreign visit during the pandemic, it highlighted the importance Russia attaches to ties with India. Some of the most talking points about the deal were regarding the defence sector. Of course, majorly significant deals happened in this area. However, another industry caught less attention where both the grand-old friends entered into

President Biden confrontational approach is pushing Russia closer to China

The rivalry between the United States and Russia has been age-old and infamous across the world since the times of the Cold War. However, the previous US President Donald Trump had taken a pragmatic approach to Russia, which had resulted in reducing US-Russia tensions. Then came President Biden. In the first month of his presidency, Biden, in an undiplomatic manner, called Russian President Vladimir Putin a ‘killer’. Consequently, President Biden’s

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar meeting with Foreign Minister of Tajikistan Sirojiddin Muhriddin

Shanghai Cooperation Organization Foreign Ministers Council was recently held in Tajikistan. It was an opportunity for the Indian External Affairs Minister to network with foreign ministers of several Central Asian countries, many of whom border Afghanistan. One of the crucial meetings held was between the foreign ministers of India and Tajikistan. India is a natural ally of Tajikistan. They both share common interests and concerns, and it reflected in the