Any bilateral relation is all about fulfilling the national interests.On this line,recently,Russia has planned a military exercise " Druzhba-V" with Pakistan. It is a counter terrorrism exercise.
Experts are saying that this shows Russia's closeness towards Pakistan and it is a clear warning to India's foreign policy.
If you have a close look over this exercise then you will understand that Pakistan which uses Terrorism as its state's policy is participating in a counter Terrorism activity.Similarly, Russia which talks about Good and Bad Taliban has initiated this exercise.
What if India conducts defence exercises with Japan near to Sakhalin Island.?
Similarly what if India conducts a military exercise with Ukraine near to Crimean peninsula? You all know the reactions of Russia after these steps.
Why should India care about it? This closeness may share military tactics and arms between two countries .At the end ,Pakistan may put challenges on Indo-Pak Border. A further closeness may affects India's interests at United nation due to veto power of Russia.
India follows realism with idealism in its foreign policies.This country knows how to balance Palestine with Israel,Bangladesh with Myanmar etc.Russia can not ignore world's largest democracy and a 5th largest economy. So it is better to understand this global order practically and ensure fulfillment of India's interests.
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