The Putin-Modi Telephonic Summit and the Issue of “The Specially Privileged Strategic Partnership”

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As the world grapples with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ukraine-Russia war, the reshaping of the international system has added to the uncertainty that nation-states face at this juncture in history. Russia and India are both significant nations on their own, but none will hold the top two spots in the global order. India and Russia continue to support a multipolar world order despite the US-China rivalry’s danger to upend the status quo because they are aware of the limitations that a bipolar world would have on their ability to pursue foreign policy objectives. Amid the pressure from the west and Ukraine war, the telephone summit between Shri Narandra Modi and Vladimir Putin has grabbed the international media’s… [Read full article from here]