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Russia-Pakistan military exercise: India says fully trusts Moscow

IANS  |  Benaulim (Goa) 

In the wake of the Russian-military exercise, India's Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar on Saturday said fully trusts Moscow and expressed the confidence that it will never undermine Indian interests.

"I am talking about the important relationship of (and) Russia; this is not a question which I should be answering," Jaishankar said while responding to a query on a Russia-joint military exercise in the future.

"We trust fully. When we speak of friendship, the assumption is that will never do anything which is not in our interest. After our discussions, we are satisfied that understands India's interest, will never do anything which is contrary to India's interests," Jaishankar said.

The Foreign Secretary was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the India-Russia bilateral summit in south Goa's Benaulim village, 60 km from state capital Panaji.

Indian Ambassador to Russia Pankaj Saran on Friday expressed concern over Moscow's decision to participate in the joint military exercise in last month.

"We are confident Russia will reflect on our concerns; that is where we stand right now," Saran told the media in Benaulim.



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First Published: Sat, October 15 2016. 17:24 IST