Ajit Doval meets Russia’s NSA, discusses safety

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In his first go to to Moscow since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February this 12 months, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval on Wednesday met his Russian counterpart, Nikolai Patrushev, and mentioned a “wide range of issues of bilateral cooperation in the area of security”, in response to an announcement issued by Moscow.

The Russian authorities mentioned in an announcement, “A wide range of issues of bilateral cooperation in the area of security, as well as topical problems on the regional and international agenda were discussed. The two sides agreed to continue the dialogue between the two countries’ Security Councils, having emphasized the progressive development of the Russian-Indian special and privileged strategic partnership.”

Meanwhile, in Thailand, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar mentioned the US and another nations might not admire India shopping for Russian oil, however they’ve accepted it since New Delhi has not been defensive about its stand. “It is a situation today where every country will try to get the best deal possible for its citizens, to try to cushion the impact of high energy prices. And that is exactly what we are doing,” Jaishankar mentioned in Bangkok in response to a query.

Jaishankar mentioned it’s the authorities’s “obligation” and “moral duty” to make sure that the folks in India get the “best deal”. Asked concerning the affect of shopping for Russian oil, and India’s ties with the US, he mentioned, “I do see — not just in the US but including the US — that they know what our position is, and they move on with that.”

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Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, meanwhioe, mentioned when India procures discounted crude oil from Russia, it has to know that the oil has a portion of “Ukrainian blood”.

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