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How US-Russia ties affect India

The stagnation in US-Russia relations does not augur well for New Delhi's strategic interests. It's a throwback to the Cold War, when India had to choose between the two countries

Harsh V Pant & Raj Kumar Sharma

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Sochi earlier this week to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, underscoring a renewed outreach by the Donald Trump administration to establish friendlier relations with Russia. US President Trump has also announced he will meet with Mr Putin at a G20 summit in Japan next month. Though unpredictability has been the hallmark of Mr Trump’s foreign policies, there has been a method to his madness in so far as his Russia policy is concerned. Mr Trump has been trying to reset the troubled US-Russia relationship, possibly not only to thwart ...