Indicating unease over India’s growing closeness to the U.S., Russia said on Thursday it did not “feel comfortable” at being put on the same plane as New Delhi’s “newly acquired partners” who had earlier imposed sanctions on India.

At a public reception, Russian Ambassador Alexander M. Kadakin reminded how his country had always stood by India.

Russian Ambassador Alexander M Kadakin reminded how his country had always stood by India as the closest friend and underlined that the two countries are in “greater need of each other” in the “strikingly new world“.

Maintaining that “our relations are special after all”, he said at an event here that, “We sincerely regard India as our closest and best friend”. -PTI

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