NSA Ajit Doval, Russian President Vladimir Putin talk strategic partnership | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: NSA Ajit Doval called on Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow Thursday and discussed ways to further expand India-Russia strategic partnership. The Indian embassy said the wide-ranging discussions were focused on bilateral and regional issues, but did not elaborate on them.
Doval also participated in the Afghanistan security dialogue where he said no country should be allowed to use Afghan territory to export terrorism and asserted India wouldn’t abandon the people of Afghanistan.
The Indian NSA’s visit to Russia came three months after external affairs minister S Jaishankar travelled to the country during which the two sides vowed to expand their economic engagement including India’s import of petroleum products from its “time-tested” partner.
On Monday, Russian Ambassador to India Denis Alipov said Russia wants to further diversify its relations with India but added the relationship was under stress because of western sanctions on Russia.

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