India and Russia: Revival of a Traditional Partnership

  • Heinrich Kreft
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Abstract

India was able to overcome its geopolitical isolation only two years after carrying out nuclear tests in the spring of 1998. The visit of U.S. President Clinton to New Delhi in March 2000 and the subsequent return visit of Indian Prime Minister Vajpayee to Washington in September led to a spectacular improvement of IndoU.S. relations. This put Russia, India’s traditional partner in an awkward position. President Putin2 went to New Delhi in October 2000 with the intention of reviving the formerly close relationship that had existed during the Cold War and to establish a strategic partnership between the two countries. Another reason for the visit was to try and prevent the development of an excessively close partnership between New Delhi and Washington.

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Europe Assure Boris Iraq Concession 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heinrich Kreft
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  1. 1.German Embassy in Washington DCUSA

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