India continues long and fruitful relationship with Russia despite Western pressure.
Written by Ahmed Adel, Cairo-based geopolitics and political economy researcher
Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar confidently boasted recently that the world has accepted India’s energy policy and bilateral relations with Russia. Jaishankar’s statement prompted US State Department spokesperson Ned Price to say that it is going to be a long-term proposition for New Delhi to reorient foreign policy away from Moscow – but despite the QUAD alliance, India is unlikely to abandon its relations with Russia.
When asked about India increasing its imports of Russian oil and fertilisers and potentially buying the Russian S-400 air defence systems, Price said on August 24: “It is not for me to speak about another country’s foreign policy. But what I can do is point out what we have heard from India. We have seen countries around the world speak clearly, including with their votes in the UN General Assembly against Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.”
“But we also recognise, as I was saying just a moment ago, that this is not flipping a light switch. This is something that, especially for countries that have historical relationships with Russia. Relationships that, as is the case with India, extend back decades, it is going to be a long-term proposition to re-orient foreign policy away from Russia,” he added.
Although the US and European Union have imposed heavy sanctions on Russia since the military operation in Ukraine began on February 24, India took the opportunity to instead raise oil imports from Russia, ignoring criticism from the West and refusing to go down the path of European self-sabotage.
Berlin recently approved a set of energy-saving measures for the winter which will limit the use of lighting and heating. Germany’s Economy Minister Robert Habeck told reporters that his country wanted to free itself “as quickly as possible from the grip of Russian energy imports.” Instead, Germany finds itself in a position of needing to lower energy use instead of behaving as the EU’s leading country.
Starting from September, public buildings, apart from hospitals and the like, will have heating at a maximum of 19C; public monuments and buildings will also not be lit up for aesthetic reasons; businesses could be banned from keeping their shops illuminated at night; private swimming pool heating could also be banned; and, coal and oil cargo will be given priority over passenger travel on railways.
“We have a shortage situation on the rails right now,” German Transport Minister Volker Wissing said. “That means that if additional fuel transports are temporarily necessary, we would have to prioritize them.”
This European self-sabotage, all for the sake of pretending to defend liberalism in the form of Kiev’s authoritarian regime and on instructions from Washington, is a situation that India wants to completely avoid as it continues to progress and develop into a major power.
In May, Russia overtook Saudi Arabia to become India’s second-biggest supplier of oil, behind Iraq, as refiners snapped up Russian crude available at major discounts. Indian refiners bought about 25 million barrels of Russian oil in May, ignoring all condemnation from the West and refusing to abandon its decades-old relationship with Moscow, especially as Indians do not forget the West’s endless support and backing of Pakistan.
Jaishankar stressed on August 23 that India had not been defensive about its purchases of Russian oil but made the US and others realize instead that the government had the “moral duty” to ensure that the people got the “best deal” – something that European governments do not concern themselves with.
Rather than capitulating to the endless pressures from the West, India has unapologetically steamed ahead with its bilateral relations with Russia. Cards based on Russia’s Mir payment system will soon be accepted at ATMs and Point-of-Sale terminals in India as discussions to construct a new financial system independent of the West, that can bypass sanctions on Russia, continue.
Russia also announced its intentions to build the next generation armoured vehicles and submarines in joint collaboration with India. This comes as the delivery of the second regiment of the S-400 missile defence system is already underway.
With India pushing ahead in strengthening relations with Russia in the energy, financial and military sector, the West is forced to exaggerate minor events as if it were a major shift in New Delhi’s foreign policy. Western media exaggerated the significance of India voting for the first time against Russia during a “procedural vote” at the United Nations Security Council on Ukraine. The 15-member UN body invited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to address a meeting through a video tele-conference on August 24, something that was only opposed by Moscow and abstained by Beijing.
So far, New Delhi has abstained at the UNSC on Ukraine, with the recent vote being the only exception. This has annoyed the Western powers, led by the US, but this has not stopped them from making a big deal out of India voting to allow Zelensky to speak at the UNSC meeting. This of course does not reflect or signify any Indian foreign policy shift, but is rather a desperate attempt to portray non-existent cracks in New Delhi-Moscow ties. Instead, New Delhi will continue its decades-long cooperation with Moscow, one that has been long and fruitful.
It is recalled that Jaishankar said in June that “Europe has to grow out of the mindset that Europe’s problems are the world’s problems, but the world’s problems are not Europe’s problems.” Soon Europe will realize, especially Germany, that its energy and financial crisis, spurred on by an ill-thought out Russophobic policy, will certainly not be India’s problem, especially with winter just around the corner.
MORE ON THE TOPIC:
- The U.S. Regime Tries to Whip-Up War Between China & India
- A Sovereign Sri Lanka – India’s Headache
- After Negotiations Failed, India Increased Military Presence On Border With China
The US is pouring big money into Indian elections. They are going to buy the government they want just like they did in Pakistan.
Whether one likes it or Not…the USA will be sucessfull with its India Policy/ plans.
Says the generous US rectum licker..best of luck
You are an idiot who has no clue about India.
Ashok Varma You sure go to any Hotel or restaurant in India see who gets VIP WELCOME AND RESPECT NOT INDIAN BUT WHITEMAN READ THE HISTORY PLEASE BEFORE YOU COMMENT DO NOT FART FROM YOUR BACKSIDE PLEASE
That only lasts while the white man can pay. Once he’s out of money, a white man is as good as a dalit.
I understand enough about India,to know there is no love for China in India, China is investing a lot in Pakistan, india’s arch enemy…so who is best to counter this negativ development from india’s Perspektive?
Fellow countries in Asia, most of them allied with the USA…so of course the USA will be sucessfull with having closer ties with India.
The cold war Status of India being neutral/ non aliened is over.
India and China are now trading in each others currencies. Both of them have formed strong ties with Russia. All three have formed a cooperative relationship due to Russia. India itself can never serve US interests against China because it would destroy itself bending to US interests.
Trading partnership is not the same as alliance 😉.
Especialy between China and India non of that is really ever going to happen.
Who needs an alliance when you have a trading partnership? Money talks, alliances walk …
The Indians are trying to resist, some politicians have even dropped out of contention when US funding was disclosed.
Gneaus Stapo Absolutely correct as Indians SUFFER FROM INTENSE INFERIORITY COMPLEX AND WOULD DO ANYTHING TO ASSOCIATE WITH USA/BRITAIN ETC READ THE FOLLOWING Reading the history of East India Company Englishman observed at Varanasi that Indians would make EXCELLENT BABUS and CAN EASILY HYPED UP BY RELIGIOUS FERVOR ie India is ripe for colonization based on religious divide and rule game What he meant by Excellent Babu was that Indians under Englishman command will meticulously obey the order Work under him and follow the written instructions to the last dot BUT AN INDIAN IS UNABLE TO HANDLE POWER AND DISPERSE IT EVENLY This can be observed how Indians Behavior at recent UNSC debate on Afghanistan under Indian Presidency whereby It stooped so low as to deny Pakistan right to address UNSC Debate as Pakistan is stake holder in stability of Afghanistan It is evident in Britain with Priti Patel as The Home Secretary And her behavior and arrogance and see how she leading the campaign to send Refugees to Rwanda Same with Rishi Sunak,Alok Sharma etc In India you can observe the Modi’s behavior and BJP arrogance towards minorities Remember that Indians have always been ruled for last 5000 years By outsiders only last 70 years they are ruling and you can see the mess they are making BUT THEY ARE STILL GOING TO BE INDIAN BABUS FOR WHITEMEN FOR MANY CENTURIES
If that was possible, India’s military would mostly be US equipment. But that is not the case. This demonstrates that the USA, after decades, has never been able to exert significant influence on India.
Bear in mind there is not a single US base in India. It is not a US vassal like Japan or South Korea.
Of course I am aware;-)
From a Business Perspective as a German, I would love to see the indian army switching to Krauss-Maffei Wegmann or Rheinmetall, e.g. KF51 Panther could be interesting in the Future.
You gotta watch those racist treasonous Hindu coolies
That is true. Modi is an extremist uneducated tea stall criminal installed by the CIA, but Indian public is very pro-Russia due to historical ties. In the Eurasian century, it is insane to tie our horses to a broken US cart. India is already landlocked to Eurasia and our only access in Iranian port of Chah bahar for trade with Russia. Alienating either Russia or Iran is suicide as China is already hostile and so is Pakistan which is under US terrorist occupation and the CIA overthrew Imran Khan for being friendly to Russia and improving relations with India. JAI RUS!
Ashok Varma Soon you will be shouting Jai USA ,Jai Britain
If India wants to commit suicide, I say let them. Once they have a mass die off the people will overthrow their Shabbas goy puppets of Jews.
midget janitor buy Ivanka 20 rubles per hour
You don’t know Indians, man. You think you can buy an Indian? An Indian will take your money until you’re broke. Then he’ll take whatever you have left.
No American (Jew) can hustle an Indian.
What is all the winter bullshit talk?
I am German and winter is no big deal over here….we sure as hell aint Alaska/ siberia…-40 degree or whatever.
Is that the russian strategy out of the shithole.. Putin put His small regional power country in?
No cars,no planes,no turbines for piplines, no nothing…but Wunderwaffe winter will teach those germans,G7
This is the Siberian winter twice from an angle never seen before. You forgot your history little boy and here we go again, all down the road again. Not even green clean coal energy will save you guys.
Doom and gloom hysteria as usual… and according to you guys the west was lost trillion times already.
How many Jew arseholes do you lick 8n one day? Asking for a friend
Suck gas bolshivik flathead.
India really could have helped itself when it came time to refuse “Let’s Make a Deal – http://www.911research.wtc7.net/wtc/groundzero/cleanup.html with $atan” looking away from their obligation(s) under the UN charter that ignored the systematic demolition of Afghanistan… Iraq… Libya… Syria… Yemen… and Ukraine… along with their partner in crime China that got them looted oil and gas from those Nation(s) along with the U.$.’s manufacturing as long as they kept purchasing it in $USD!…
And then there is Russia… And Putin’s disregard for what was to come out of that pretext when he ignored Maidan and said THIS in 2017 – https://theduran.com/putin-911-not-inside-job/ After the murder of his chauffer… Mikhail Lesin… Ambasador Andrei Karlov… and UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin?….
If you had to do it over again… Tell the United States Devil to “FUCK OFF” and call them on the mat for a war crimes tribunal and the investigation of the date in infamy that murdered 2977 innocent people at Ground Zero instead of allowing it to make them rich at all of those victims expense in it’s wake!???….
Shit happens all the time and has happened since Ruder King was Knight. We are now on chapter 22 and we turn on the next page to chapter 23. Thats how it is and thats how it always will be, and we cant do a shit about it! We can only hope it will be better!! We can hope it.
“We can only hope it will be better!! We can hope it.”…
I understand what you are saying TJ. But in addition to that “hope”. It sure would have been nice if those 3 most important players that comprise the largest number of consumers on the planet had government(s) that considered their duties to the rule of law when it mattered most instead of drinking from $atan’s Punch Bowl!…
Not only hoping but praying at this point considering how lunatic fringe $atan has been allowed to become over those last 20 years.
Matt Absolutely correct
India should remember their historical and ancient roots, that they culturally belong to the British Commonwealth, their British roots and that they are second British in their bloodlines as America. India cant run away from Cricket and betray their own roots.
Are you one areshole or a truckload 9f Jew shit? You ain’t know one fuck about the British rule of India and the atrocious things done to them
Dicksonrp Indians love atrocities done Britain during their rule and they love it And they can be hyped up to do same to their own people classic example RISHI Sunak Priti Patel etc so the hell you are talking about See what Indians are doing to their minorities
Tommy Jensen Indians are very CHEAP PEOPLE THEY WORSHIP WHITE SKIN AND MONEY THEY WOULD KILL MOTHERS TO PLEASE WHITEMAN CLASSIC EXAMPLE IS WHAT IS HAPPENING IN BRITISH POLITICS AT THIS MINUTE IE RISHI SUNAK ,PRITI PATEL SEE HOW HYPED THEY ARE AGAINST THEIR OWN COLOR AND IF THEY WERE GIVEN AUTHORITY THEY WOULD NOT MIND CONSTRUCTION OF GAS CHAMBERS FOR FINAL SOLUTION FOR THEM AND THEY WOULD FEEL VERY PROUD
India can either be on our side (the superior west) or be destroyed
Hello Indians will be your Babus and babies for ever See what is happening in Britain
is your side 2 taliban penis in mouth or anus?
Uk sent diplomats in India following the start of the SMO. They had no appearant impact on India’s policy.
Maybe Indians will also get a $36 discount for every barrel of oil like the Chinese? The only loser in all this mess, is Putin’s Russia ^^
Tommy —poko molo sperm now discounted for senile kansas hillbilly or do you prefer 2 azov cock in rectum?…India pays 75-95$ depending on market; Russia cost to extract oil –$3 per barrel…
as Russia thrives EU anglos enjoy hyperinflation and—worse predicted; India has reduced poverty by half in past 2 decades—in culturally dead west poverty increasing—in USA record crime ugliness—in 2022 Russia has 3.1 million legal immigrants ready to enjoy culture opportunity. since senile prez Blinken USA 4.9 million drug dealers addicts dishwashers from central amerika
Yuri you are truely one of a kind….adorable how ur ivan flathead bolshivik micro brain manages to complain about Nazis/ racists all the time and spit out purest,fascho racism against e.g. folks from latin america at the same time .