Diarytimes Media Network, Shimla Published by : Kumud Sharma, Updated July 8, 2023 by Diary Times
Since the start of the Russia-Ukraine war, President Putin rarely leaves the country. Meanwhile, there is news that he may come to India. In fact, the G-20 summit consisting of 20 countries of the world is going to be held in India this year. Regarding this, the Russian diplomat has said that the G20 in India is one of the most important events for Russia. After his statement, it is believed that the Russian President should come to India to participate in this summit. If this happens, it will be the first time since the start of the war that Putin will be at the same table with the leaders of the West.
Last year the G-20 summit was held in Indonesia. Then Putin did not take part in it. This year the conference will be held in India on 9-10 September. India’s Foreign Ministry has also said that if Putin comes, he is ready to welcome. Russia’s Acting Ambassador Roman Babushkin said, “As far as the G-20 summit is concerned, we consider it one of the most important events of this year.” All the preparations are going on. Normally the President’s plans are announced at the appropriate time.
Close again between India and Russia
In view of the increasing closeness between India and America, Russia is again trying to strengthen its relations. Last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi went on an official visit to the US. A few days after returning from this trip, he spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone. During this, PM Modi also talked to Putin on the failed rebellion in Russia. On US-Russia relations, Babushkin said that every country makes foreign policy on the basis of its interests. India’s partnership with America is natural. Russia would not comment on this bilateral partnership.
America engaged in weakening relations
He further said, ‘Unfortunately the US is busy with the objective of driving Russia out of India, weakening our ties and involving India in its geopolitical game.’ According to a report in The Hindu, Babushkin said that India is the chairman of the G-20 summit this year and Russia is determined to make its chairmanship a success. However, he did not express hope that Russia and China would agree on the draft statement. If the two countries do not agree on this, there may be failure to issue a joint communique, which will be the first time in the history of the G-20.