Author: Nandan UnnikrishnanUma Purusahothaman/Publisher: Observer Research FoundationYear: 2015Language: EnglishPages: 126ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788186818114
Relations with China and Russia are key foreign policy vectors for India. Russia is a strategic partner of long-standing, while the relationship with China has been contentious. India and theSoviet Union earlier shared common perceptions about China. But with the end of the Cold War, the dynamics have changed significantly. Russia has settled its border disputes with China and has significantly enhanced its bilateral cooperation in recent years. The rise of China and its growing clout are reshaping equations in the region. India cannot remain unaffected by these developments.Given India's close strategic ties with Russia, the upsurge in Sino-Russian ties and their impact on the nature of the Sino-Russian relationship is of enormous importance to India. This monograph examines the trends and patterns of Sino-Russian ties from strategic, political and economic perspectives as well as the Sino-Russian interplay in the Russian Far East.
ContentsPrefaceI. IntroductionII. Russia-China Relations: A Brief HistoryIII. Views on Global GovernanceIV. Sino-Russia Engagement at Multilateral ForumsV. Economic and Trade RelationsVI. Energy TiesVII. Military CooperationVIII. Cultural TiesIX. AfghanistanX. Central AsiaXI. The ArcticXII. Climate ChangeXIII. The Russian Far East and ChinaXIV. Russian and Chinese Military PosturesXV. The Role of External PlayersXVI. ConclusionXVII. Implications for IndiaBibliographyEndnotes