Acting Far East: India has ramified its energy diplomacy by being a first mover in Russia’s energy-rich east


Acting Far East: India has ramified its energy diplomacy by being a first mover in Russia’s energy-rich east

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok on September 4. The visit and its outcomes are a peek into how foreign policy has transmuted in the past few years of the Modi regime, affecting every sector and percolating affirmatively into the common person’s life.

The highlight of the visit were the inroads made in Russia’s Far East region – an underdeveloped part of the country brimming with natural resources, like oil and gas, diamonds, gold, coal and other vital polymetals. 49 MoUs were signed between the Russian and Indian public and private players during the PM’s visit.

India and Russia have had a special, privileged and strategic partnership but the relation in recent days has steadily expanded into non-traditional spheres. Before his Vladivostok sojourn Modi sent two Union ministers, including me, and four CMs to scout for investment and trade opportunities in the country. Read More

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