Issue Brief on “President Putin’s Visit to India – Key Takeaways”


On December 06, 2021, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin paid an official visit to India[1] for the 21st leg of India-Russia summit, amid increasing Indo-US ties, Sino-Russia relations, waning Indo-Russia ties and the COVID-19 pandemic still at large.

President Putin’s visit to New Delhi in the first week of December was his second visit overseas since the pandemic (first being the Geneva Summit in June 2021). He was accompanied by the Russian Defence (General Sergey Shoygu) & Foreign Ministers (Sergei Lavrov) during this visit.[2]

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