ussia on Monday allayed India’s concerns over Moscow’s growing relationship with Pakistan. The country noted that it was committed to develop ties with Islamabad as it is a member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
Addressing a press conference, Russian Ambassador Nikolay Kudashev said that Moscow’s efforts to develop relations with Pakistan fit in with the basic values of the strategic partnership between India and Russia.
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Russian also said increasing defence and security ties between India and Russia and even referred to the extensive military exercises between the two countries and the cooperation between them which are contributing to regional stability. Adding that its military drills with Pakistan were part of the counter-terror framework and such collaborations, including experience sharing and capacity building, was natural for all the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation member states.