US-India in talks to reduce country's dependence on Russian arms, energy

Russia is "no longer a reliable weapons supplier", and Indians are "coming to understand" that they could benefit from finding other suppliers, an official of the US State Department said

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In a bid to isolate Russia further from the international stage, the United States (US) is in talks with India over its reliance on Russian arms and energy. Russia is "no longer a reliable weapons supplier", and Indians are "coming to understand" that they could benefit from finding other suppliers, a CNN report quoted a US State Department official as saying.

"We have been in deep conversation with India about the fact that we want to help them have options to diversify here," the official said. They added that India has been "heavily dependent" on Russia for arms and energy.

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First Published: Sep 21 2022 | 4:48 PM IST

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