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Russia Not Only Friend, But ‘Soulmate’ Of India

By Indian Defense News

Russia on Tuesday reaffirmed that its relations with India are ‘unique’ and said ”it is not just a friend, but a soulmate of India”.

In a statement here, the Russian Embassy said both countries enjoy special partnership, which is a source of support of national development strategies of both countries, including ‘Make in India’ and ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.

Strongly reacting to an article ”Russia is not a friend of India” in a local newspaper, the Embassy said it appears to be ‘misleading’ in terms of true understanding of the entire course of development, current state and prospects of the Russian-Indian strategic partnership.

The Embassy said it should be admitted that the article demonstrates ”lack of knowledge of the modern Russian realities that equates relevant assessments with geopolitically motivated groundless and biased approach by some Western news agencies”.

It said the article diminished dedicated contribution of the people of the two great and friendly nations, who made the proud bilateral achievements possible.

”Russia enjoys productive and trusted relations with all political forces of the country,” it asserted.

It said that major early bilateral steps were taken, when the Indian National Congress was in power.

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