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India seeks economic energy in Russian Far East, countering China

New Delhi hungry for region's resources and wary of tighter Moscow-Beijing ties

MOSCOW -- India is pushing to bolster its economic presence in the Russian Far East amid growing concerns in New Delhi about the increasingly cozy relationship between Russia and China.

Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla spent two days last week in Moscow, where he met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and other senior officials. As he later told an audience of students at the elite Russian Diplomatic Academy, one of the primary aims of his trip was to discuss bolstering economic cooperation in the Russian Far East.

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