India Should Not Be Worried About Our Ties With Pakistan: Russia
Published at : 24 Dec 2020
Deputy Chief of the Russian mission Roman Babushkin said Russia's ties with Pakistan are "independent" in nature and that his government is mindful of respecting sensitivities of other countries.
"We do not think India should be worried," he said at a media briefing when asked about Russia's military drills with Pakistan as well as trade cooperation.
India and Pakistan became permanent members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in 2017.
On Russia's ties with Pakistan, Kudashev said its substance corresponds to issues like regional stability, fighting terrorism and the menace of drugs.
Pakistan and Russia have been holding military drills for last few years in the counter-terrorism domain.