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.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also agreed with his counterpart by stated in speech given during President Putin’s 2012 visit to India, “President Putin is a valued friend of India and the original architect of the India-Russia strategic partnership.
Both countries closely collaborate on matters of shared national interest these include at the UN, BRICKS, G20 and SCO where India has observer status and has been asked by Russia to become a full member. Russia also strongly supports India receiving a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council.
In addition, Russia has vocally backed India joining the NSG and APEC. Moreover, it has also expressed interest in joining SAARC with observer status in which India is a founding member.
India is the second largest market for the Russian defence industry. In 2004, more than 70% of the Indian Military’s hardware came from Russia, making Russia the chief supplier of defence equipment. India has an embassy in Moscow and two consulates-general (in Saint Petersburg and Vladivostok). Russia has an embassy in New Delhi and four consulates-general (in Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai).
Russian President Vladimir Putin also said that he’d prefer to begin practicing Yoga with spiritual practices.
“Yoga is about the development from the physical to the spiritual. Let us say I have started with the spiritual,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said smilingly when asked at a news conference whether he had already begun practicing yoga. “But this also means efforts to refine oneself.”
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