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Putin's Indo-Pacific play rattles existing regional alliances

Recent military exercises with ASEAN a Russian foreign policy milestone

| Russia & Caucasus
Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Narendra Modi ahead of their meeting in New Delhi on Dec. 6: India is more interested in broadening its multilateral foreign policy vision rather than siding with particular groups.   © Reuters

Danil Bochkov is a fellow at the Russian International Affairs Council in Moscow.

What was believed to be a precursor for de-escalation, the video summit between Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden has, in fact, left more uncertainties about deteriorating relations between Moscow and the West.

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