Indian Military Dependence on Russia

Indian Military Dependence on Russia

An article by Christope Jaffrelot
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India-Russia defense cooperation explains why India continues to walk a careful tightrope with Russia, and has decided not to condemn its invasion of Ukraine, as previously argued in an Institut Montaigne paper of June 2022. Russia is one of India's largest defense suppliers: according to a 2020 working paper by the Stimson Center, 70% to 85% of India's military platforms are of Russian origin. Deals with Russia have often included lower-scale projects based on domestic development and production, such as the recent $677 million deal to jointly produce over 600,000 AK-203 assault rifles in India....

Read the full article by Christophe Jaffrelot on Institut Montaigne's website

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