Indian reps to come face-to-face with Taliban leadership at Moscow today 

New Delhi, Oct 20: The Indian representatives will come face to face with a delegation of the Taliban today during the talks to be held in Moscow. These talks comes a day after the US pulled out of a meeting of the extended troika which was hosted by Moscow on Tuesday. The special representatives from China, Russia and Pakistan took part in the meeting. 

The meeting would bring India face-to-face with the Taliban leadership who have also been invited for the talks. The Taliban had recently taken over Afghanistan following the withdrawal by the US troops. 

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India accepts Russia’s invite for Afghan talks: Taliban leadership to be present

New Delhi, Oct 15: India has accepted an invitation from Russia to join the Afghanistan talks to be held in Moscow next week.

This would bring India face-to-face with the Taliban leadership who have also been invited for the talks.

The Taliban had recently taken over Afghanistan following the withdrawal by the US troops.

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Taliban takeover: Indian agencies expect more aggressive strategy by Pak terror groups in J&K

New Delhi, Sep 07: Russian Ambassador, Nikolay Kudashev said in the backdrop of the Taliban takeover that terrorism emanating from Afghanistan could spread to Russian territory or Kashmir.

Speaking to reporters during an interaction at the Russian embassy, he said that as far as the phenomenon of terror is concerned, India and Russia share concerns. There is a danger of terror being spread to the Russian territory or to Kashmir, he also said.

In Kashmir there has been talk stating that the Taliban are coming.

Security agencies have been raising concerns over the developments in Afghanistan. The Jaish-e-Mohammad and the Lashkar-e-Tayiba are close to the Taliban. They have watched each other’s back for long. Indian agencies say that the Taliban is likely to provide a safe haven for these terror groups and they could launch future attacks in India from Kabul.

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India going ahead with induction plan for Russia S-400 systems despite US warning

New Delhi, Jan 11: India is going ahead with the induction plan for the advanced S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missiles from Russia.

India”s multi-billion dollar deal to purchase the Russian-made S-400 air defence system may trigger US sanctions on New Delhi, a US Congressional report has warned earlier this month. 

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Special and privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India on track: Nikolay Kudashev

Nikolay Kudashev

New Delhi, Dec 24: Russian Ambassador in Delhi Nikolay Kudashev in a statement said that the special and privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India is progressing well despite COVID-19. 

He also said that India and Russia are working out new dates for the Summit in near future. The Annual Summit meeting between the Prime Minister of India and the President of the Russian Federation is the highest institutionalised dialogue mechanism in the strategic partnership between India and Russia. 

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What Russia is saying on Indo-China tensions

New Delhi, Nov 13: Any escalation in the border tension between India and China would further trigger regional instability, in Eurasia and this can be misused by other players in their geopolitical purpose, Russia has said.

Roman Babushkin, Deputy Chief of Mission in the Russian Embassy said that his country is naturally concerned about the tensions between India and China. It is very important for the two countries to engage more in a constructive dialogue, he also said. 

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India-China stand off unlikely to overshadow BRICS, SCO summits

bricsNew Delhi, Aug 10: India has said that it expects an early end to the stand off with China.

The same was conveyed to Russia and India said that the end of the stand-off will ensure a greater success of the forthcoming BRICS and SCO summits, which would be hosted by President, Vladimir Putin in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese premier, Xi Jinping will be present.

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India confirms Jaishankar’s participation in trilateral with China and Russia

319043-s-jaishankar-700-1New Delhi, June 19: External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar will take part in the foreign minister level trilateral RIC (Russia-India-China) meeting on June 23. Jaishankar will interact with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi through video conferencing, New Delhi has confirmed.

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Doval in Moscow: India’s stand on Kashmir gets complete Russia backing

ajit-dovalNew Delhi, Aug 22: The meeting between National Security Advisor (NSA), Ajit Doval and his Russian counterpart, Nikolai Patrushev turned out to be a fruitful one.

Russia has completely backed India’s decision to abrogate Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, officials familiar with the development tell OneIndia.

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