Russia’s prolonged confrontation with the West is putting India’s strategic interests under stress

Source: The post is based on the article “Russia’s prolonged confrontation with the West is putting India’s strategic interests under stress” published in the Indian Express on 3rd October 2022.

Syllabus: GS 2: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests.

Relevance: Russian war and India’s stand.

News: Recently, India once again abstained from a major United Nations resolution on Ukraine. Along with India, China, Brazil, and Gabon also abstained the resolution.

What is the present course of the Ukraine crisis?

There is a significant escalation of the conflict from Russia by ordering a general mobilisation to reverse the Russian military setbacks in Ukraine, renewing the threat to use nuclear weapons, and annexing the occupied territories.

What are the challenges faced by Russian defence production?
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Why India needs to ask Russia to stop the war?

India has been signalling its growing unease with Russia’s Ukraine policy in the last few weeks.

Read here: Why telling Russia to abandon war is in India’s interest

Further, India’s growing partnership with the US and European states is coming under stress.

What India needs to do about the Ukraine crisis?

India itself confronting territorial expansionism on its frontiers. So, India must come to terms with the essential question in Ukraine, especially about changing borders through the use of force.

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