India’s two-way bet on the US-Russia divide | Melbourne Asia Review

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India has now on four occasions abstained from voting in the United Nations to censure Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. New Delhi’s muted response to Moscow’s military offensive may seem mystifying given India’s own experience of armed incursions by China, as well as its membership in the US-led Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (“the Quad”). So what binds India and Russia? How does India reckon with a world order largely created by western powers? And for how much longer can India sit on the US-Russia fence? Veteran India watchers Professor Ian Hall and Dr Pradeep Taneja examine India’s options with presenter Ali Moore.

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Main image: L->R: Prof Ian Hall and Dr Pradeep Taneja.

Listing image: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russky Island, September 2019. Credit: Kremlin/WikiCommons.