The international division of Rossiyskaya Gazeta in cooperation with the Observer Research Foundation presents:

A New Era:

India-Russia ties in 21st century

The publication takes a critical look at the current state of the partnership between Russia and India, and considers avenues for future development. Additionally, the publication aims to inform the new Indian leadership of the value of the country’s partnership with Russia, and the key role this partnership can play in developing India’s strategic prospects.

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The articles in the book are united by a single theme: the mutual benefits to both Russia and India of the bilateral relationship and ways to use the relationship as a driving force for reform in the global community. Prominent experts from both Russia and India analyze specific areas of the bilateral relationship, identify problems and make recommendations for new and promising areas of cooperation. We hope that this book will enhance your understanding of the most important trends and opportunities in the India-Russia relationship.

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About authors:

Dmitri Trenin — Director of the Carnegie Moscow Centre and a member of the Russian International Affairs Council and the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy.

For Russia’s ‘pivot to Asia’ not to be reduced to its pivot just to China, Moscow needs to devote much more attention to India than ever before. To tap into the potential of the relationship in its various aspects, Moscow and Delhi need to create a compact mechanism, a high-level steering group reporting to the Prime Minister of India and the President of Russia …

Konstantin Makienko — Deputy Director of the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies.

India is Russia’s first and as yet only client with whom relations are showing signs of shiſting from a purely supplier-consumer model to a more cooperative paradigm, under which the financial, technological and other project-related risks are shared. The Su-30MKI fighter and BrahMos missile projects resembled this model, while the FGFA fiſth-generation fighter and MTA medium military transport aircraſt programmes fully comply with it.

Sanjeev S. Ahluwalia — A former senior bureaucrat with experience, at leadership levels, in economic regulation, political economy, financial management and institutional development with the World Bank in East Africa. Currently an advisor with ORF.

The complementarity in Russia-India energy security is a sub component of the overall security partnership. It arises from the fossil fuel surplus Russia enjoys and the severe deficit India faces.

Vladimir Korovkin — Head of Digital Technologies, Skolkovo Institute for Emerging Markets Studies.

The comparison of the two countries’ IT ecosystems suggests that they were made for each other. On the Russian side there are many companies skilled in the development of complex ready-to-use solutions, yet persistently starved of resources. This hunger could be satisfied by India’s limitless HR potential.

Fedor Lukyanov — Chairman of Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, Editor-in-Chief of Russia in Global Affairs magazine.

Mohan Guruswamy — Head of the Centre for Policy Alternatives, New Delhi, an independent and privately funded think-tank, former advisor to India’s Finance Ministry.

Konstantin Korischenko — Professor of the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation, and a former Deputy Chairman of the Bank of Russia.

Boris Volkhonsky — Head of the Asian Sector of the Russian Institute of Strategic Studies.

Hari Vasudevan — Professor, Department of History, Calcutta University, Consultant on Indo-Russian Trade, Ministry of Commerce, India, 2006-8.

Dr Jha Fulkant — Chairman JFK Group of Companies, India.

Evgeny Griva — CEO WOC, SIBUR Petrochemical India Private Limited.

Shiv Khemka — Vice Chairman, SUN Group.

Meena Singh Roy — Research Fellow and Coordinator of West Asia Centre, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, Delhi.

Swaminathan — Senior Fellow at the observer Research Foundation (ORF), Fellow at the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) and Contributing Editor of Governance Now magazine.

Petr Topichkanov — Associate, Nonproliferation Program of the Carnegie Moscow Center, and Senior Researcher, Center for International Security of the IMEMO.

Arun Mohanty — Chairman, Centre for Russian and Central Asian studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Guzel Strelkova — Institute of Asian and African Studies, Moscow State University, Indian Philology Department.