The detailed history of the India-Russia relationship presented in this volume highlights the continued relevance of many of the factors that led to a close India-Russia bonding, even while identifying the slip roads into which the partnership has occasionally drifted.The India-Russia relationship has a mutually-recognized geopolitical logic. They have common concerns in the shared neighbourhood of West and Central Asia. Like India, Russia has had a complex relationship with China. In the quest for a multi-polar world, in which every pole seeks to protect its core interests and promote its aspirations, Russia and India, as this comprehensive volume notes, will remain staunch partners in the foreseeable future.
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1. The Early Russian Emissaries to India 2. The Embassies from Indian Kings to Russian Tsar 3. From October Revolution to India’s Independence 4. Establishment of Diplomatic Ties 1946-1953 5. New Era in Bilateral Relations 6. The Aftermath of Soviet Disintegration