ABOUT THE BOOK:
India has been walking a diplomatic tightrope since the start of Russia's war on Ukraine, with New Delhi trying to avoid taking sides. As fighting intensifies on the ground following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, India has been left in a tough spot, with New Delhi struggling to maintain its traditional balancing act between Moscow and the West. Today, with an economy half the size of India's, it would have been difficult for Russia to ignore India's demand for the creation of a humanitarian corridor to evacuate its civilians. Russia heeded India's demands and helped repatriate about 22,500 citizens (24 percent of Ukraine's international students are Indian). The world quietly acknowledged the realism underlying India's diplomatic and logistical response to the crisis. Now that the students have been safely repatriated, this phase of Indian diplomacy has run its course. The statement issued on 18 March, inter alia, stated that “President Vladimir Putin telephoned the Prime Minister today and discussed the evolving situation in Ukraine and the recent referendum in Crimea… The Prime Minister thanked President Putin for explaining the Russian position with regard to recent developments in Ukraine. He emphasized the consistent position India has had on the issues of unity and territorial integrity of countries. The Prime Minister expressed his hope that all sides would exercise restraint and work together constructively to find political and diplomatic solutions that protected the legitimate interests of all countries in the region and ensured long-term peace and stability in Europe and beyond.” The book covers a wide spectrum of issues and concerns related to India-Russia Strategic Partnership, and outlines various challenges and prospects for developing this relationship further.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dr. C.V. Arya, M.A., M.Phil. (Pol. Sci.), Associate Professor, teaching for last twelve years at JRC College, Kaler under B. R. Ambedkar University. He has actually organised several inter college level seminars and workshops and also attended ten national and 2 international seminars and presented research papers. He has also published his articles in reputed journals and magazines.