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"We are your soul mate": the Russian Embassy assured India of friendship after an article by an Indian politician

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The Russian embassy in India has sharply criticized the article by a local politician who accused, in particular, Moscow of being ready to move to the camp of New Delhi's enemies.


This is a high-profile article by Subramanian Swami, about which a few days ago told "VO"... The parliamentarian (who is also a former minister of the Indian government) wrote, in particular, that the USSR at one time was friends not with India, but with the Nehru-Gandhi clan. Swami also accused Russia of "alliance with China against India."

Embassy reaction


Russia on Tuesday confirmed that its relationship with India is "unique" and stated that "she is not just a friend, but also a soul mate of India."

- write the Indian media.

A special article by the Russian Embassy states that both countries maintain a special partnership that is a source of strategic development for both countries, including contributing to the implementation of the programs "Make in India" and "Atmanirbhar Bharat" [the concept of independent India].

Reacting sharply to the article “Russia is not India's friend” published in a local newspaper by one of India's oldest parliamentarians, Subramanian Swami, the embassy said it seemed “misleading” in terms of a true understanding of the entire course of development, the current state and prospects of the Russian economy.

The embassy noted that it should be admitted that the article demonstrates "ignorance of modern Russian realities, which equates the corresponding assessments with the geopolitically motivated unreasonable and biased approach of some Western news agencies."

"We are your soul mate": the Russian Embassy assured India of friendship after an article by an Indian politician


General achievements


The embassy's material says that the article belittles the selfless contribution of the peoples of the two great and friendly countries to mutually beneficial achievements.

It is indicated that the establishment of diplomatic relations between the countries took place even before the official declaration of India's independence. Moscow has made a great contribution to the accelerated industrialization. During the Cold War, states provided mutual support in times of crisis, including in 1971 [the third war with Pakistan].

The article states that relations between the two countries have been marked by unprecedented joint advances in nuclear power and trusting defense cooperation with technology transfer and advanced production localization.

Indians think the Russians are India's constant friends. It's the same with the Russians
- writes the embassy.

Describing Russian-Indian ties as unique, the embassy explained that the relationship could not be damaged by any misleading article that in no way has anything to do with reality and, of course, does not reflect any official position.
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  1. rocket757
    rocket757 5 November 2020 07: 44 New
    +6
    Tell me who is your friend ... and sho there you can still discuss?
    They will still bargain and seek their profit anytime, anywhere! And everyones and everybody will write, it is unseen.
    1. Pessimist22
      Pessimist22 5 November 2020 07: 53 New
      +7
      We have a proverb: "Friendship is friendship, and everyone has their own money."
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 5 November 2020 08: 15 New
        +7
        Quote: Pessimist22
        We have a proverb: "Friendship is friendship, and everyone has their own money."

        You exaggerated the proverb too much, in the original -

        1. Pessimist22
          Pessimist22 5 November 2020 08: 54 New
          +1
          Attention! smile I don't smoke, but I like money better.
          1. Insurgent
            Insurgent 5 November 2020 08: 59 New
            +1
            Quote: Pessimist22
            Attention! smile I don't smoke, but I like money better.

            So I don't smoke either, I quit 9 years ago. True, there was a sin ... When it hurt, I asked the boys, took a few puffs, but that's all ...
            But,"you can’t throw words out of a song"- in the original tobacco, it means tobacco ...
          2. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 5 November 2020 09: 30 New
            0
            Quote: Pessimist22
            Perhaps I don't smoke, but I like money better.

            All the same, tobacco is less harmful to health than money.
            1. Pessimist22
              Pessimist22 5 November 2020 10: 05 New
              0
              For me personally, money is more useful, tobacco is a poison that turns a person into an addicted zombie.
              1. tihonmarine
                tihonmarine 5 November 2020 10: 24 New
                +2
                Quote: Pessimist22
                For me personally, money is more useful, tobacco is a poison that turns a person into an addicted zombie.

                Money is the most terrible poison on earth, it takes away a person's brains and turns him into a monster. Money kills thousands of times more people in the world than tobacco.
                1. Hypertension
                  Hypertension 5 November 2020 11: 53 New
                  +1
                  Quote: tihonmarine
                  Money is the most terrible poison on earth, it takes away a person's brains and turns him into a monster. Money kills thousands of times more people in the world than tobacco.

                  You have a direct road to the RF Ministry of Finance. There, apparently, they think the same. We sinners are taken care of. So that we don't turn into monsters. This is now a pensioner grandmother with 10 thousand rubles. pensions are God's dandelions. What if you got more? They would immediately die or turn into monsters.
                  1. tihonmarine
                    tihonmarine 5 November 2020 12: 46 New
                    0
                    Quote: Hyperion
                    We sinners are taken care of. So that we don't turn into monsters. This is now a pensioner grandmother with 10 thousand rubles. pensions are God's dandelions.

                    You are talking about 10 rubles, but is this really money? What a person needs for his daily life is simply a necessary means of human existence.
                    1. Hypertension
                      Hypertension 5 November 2020 12: 57 New
                      0
                      Quote: tihonmarine
                      You are talking about 10 rubles, but is this really money?

                      How much money do you think it takes to become a monster and lose your brains? Is the fortune of Sechin and Miller enough for this?
                      And another question - you wrote:
                      Quote: tihonmarine
                      Money kills thousands of times more people in the world than tobacco.

                      How is this happening? With a bank robbery or what?
                      Quote: tihonmarine
                      What a person needs for his daily life is simply a necessary means of human existence.

                      Gorgeous lapalissiade ...
    2. Asad
      Asad 5 November 2020 07: 56 New
      +4
      It is also not sweet for our Foreign Ministry to balance between India and China!
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 5 November 2020 08: 16 New
        +1
        Balancing is always not easy, but now, in our crazy world, the task is extremely difficult.
        It is not realistic to separate politics and financial interests in this coordinate system in general ... before it was somewhat easier ... ours / strangers, everything is clear, but now HOW?
      2. ZEMCH
        ZEMCH 5 November 2020 17: 59 New
        0
        Quote: ASAD
        It is also not sweet for our Foreign Ministry to balance between India and China!

        You have forgotten about Pakistan)))
    3. Sofa batyr
      Sofa batyr 5 November 2020 07: 57 New
      11
      The parliamentarian (who is also a former minister of the Indian government) wrote, in particular, that the USSR at one time was friends not with India, but with the Nehru-Gandhi clan.

      What do we have to do with it? They have clans, castes, and we are to blame?

      They will add what they have to in detail find out who and how, and how much is to blame for the border conflicts between India and China.

      And it can probably happen that India, with such a parsing, will not look very white and fluffy ...

      We are partners, "bhai-bhai" and so on, but you also need to know when to stop.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 5 November 2020 08: 18 New
        +1
        Quote: Divan-batyr
        We are partners, "bhai-bhai" and so on, but you also need to know when to stop.

        Where is this measure?
        From different sides it is considered differently.
        Well, the Foreign Ministry has such a job, to ride on a hot frying pan ...
        1. Sofa batyr
          Sofa batyr 5 November 2020 08: 22 New
          +6
          Quote: rocket757

          Where is this measure?
          From different sides it is considered differently.

          Our side outlined this measure, making a statement:
          The Russian embassy in India has sharply criticized the article by a local politician who accused, in particular, Moscow of being ready to move to the camp of New Delhi's enemies.

          Now let the Indians decide how to count.
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 5 November 2020 08: 25 New
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            Quote: Divan-batyr
            Now let the Indians decide how to count.

            So whoever rules there, their account will always be "correct". Everywhere so ...
            1. Sofa batyr
              Sofa batyr 5 November 2020 08: 28 New
              +3
              Quote: rocket757
              So whoever rules there, their account will always be "correct". Everywhere so ...

              It's all the same, in fact, how they consider this, in fact, note ...
              We will draw organizational conclusions from any reaction yes ... Let the Indians count on this ...
          2. marchcat
            marchcat 5 November 2020 08: 26 New
            +2
            It was not at all necessary to make excuses. Hindus are not "suckers" at all and they themselves appreciate and understand everything perfectly.
        2. sergey32
          sergey32 5 November 2020 08: 29 New
          +3
          Actually, the Indians in Russia have relatives - Gypsies. Some even call them Indians in Bryansk. But although the Foreign Ministry has such a job, I would ask you not to generalize about the kindred spirit.
      2. napalm
        napalm 5 November 2020 09: 20 New
        +1
        For some reason, the Kapurov clan is also not mentioned.
        1. Polite Moose
          Polite Moose 5 November 2020 10: 05 New
          0
          Quote: napalm
          For some reason, the Kapurov clan is also not mentioned.

          And the caste of yogis is a strange caste (s)
    4. Hypertension
      Hypertension 5 November 2020 11: 59 New
      +2
      Quote: rocket757
      They will still bargain and seek their profit anytime, anywhere!

      This applies to everyone. This article says that Russia-India is bhai-bhai, and the next article talks about the joint exercises of Russia and Pakistan. And this is probably good. Since at the country level there should be no "friends", but only situational and mutually beneficial partners.
  2. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 5 November 2020 07: 48 New
    +5
    Of course, politics always relies on certain political forces in the country (for example, Nehru / Gandhi) ... and this is normal ... and he is a journalist from other ... most likely a lover of British values ​​(this is a strong trend in India) ... writes provocative articles ... and also for the sake of the clan ... only British-oriented ... well what can I say ... these guys have such a profession ... well, they are not responsible for their tryndezh ... they just serve interests. .. well, like waiters in a restaurant or brothel workers there ...
  3. askort154
    askort154 5 November 2020 07: 57 New
    +2
    Even our armored personnel carriers (s) obligingly provided them with a road, while they themselves are driving along the side of the road.
    But in vain! In today's world, "kindness" is not a value. On the contrary, the one who is bolder and stronger is also on the "top". They consider our generosity a weakness.
  4. Ka-52
    Ka-52 5 November 2020 08: 11 New
    +2
    Well, the Indians themselves often look to the side. And in tenders for the supply of weapons from them who just does not graze. We have no preferences there from "kindred spirits" No.
  5. Shuttle
    Shuttle 5 November 2020 08: 23 New
    +2
    Nations may and would like to be friends, but there is another reason for geopolitical friendship. USSR / Russia is a huge resource, both material and technical. India is really growing rapidly in every way. Many of its successes (but not all) can be attributed, among other things, to the low base effect. And not a small number of such successes are associated with a flexible and consistent policy towards the USSR / Russia.
    There is one more reason. India had no territorial claims to our state, did not participate in any war on the side of our opponents. Yes, and hardly can. Possessing a huge territory, it simply does not need it. Just like the USSR / Russia in modern history, India does not wage wars of conquest, does not have colonies, and does not seek economic expansion. On the contrary, in recent history it has experienced the decay and loss of territories and population even greater than we do. Suffice it to recall that Pakistan, Burma, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka were India quite recently with a historical t. Objectively interested in long-term economic relations with reliable partners. This is also explained by the fact that, despite the mainly capitalist structure of the Indian economy, it retains a uniquely high administrative role of the state. This means that one way or another, the Indians are able to implement long-term projects. This is another similarity with the USSR / Russia.
    Well, yes, of course, India is a multiconfessional and multinational country like ours. In contrast to the surrounding Pakistan, China, Malaysia, floodplains and Turkey.
  6. Revolver
    Revolver 5 November 2020 08: 36 New
    0
    But everything goes to the fact that sooner or later Russia will have to choose between India and China. And not only in Russia. Because sitting on two chairs is fraught with consequences.
    1. evgen1221
      evgen1221 5 November 2020 09: 02 New
      0
      And what does India supply and produce to us besides dancing with a tambourine?
      1. Revolver
        Revolver 5 November 2020 09: 12 New
        +2
        You'd better calculate how much India buys from you, and how much it licenses production. India buys in large quantities, and if it wants to do it itself, it buys a license. But China will buy a single sample or a small batch, copy it, and start releasing it as if it were its own development. And it would be fine only for themselves, they are trying to compete with original Russian products in foreign markets. Find a photo of the SU-27 on the Internet, then a photo of the Shenyang J-11, and play the game "find 10 differences". Well, except, of course, the identification marks.
  7. sergo1914
    sergo1914 5 November 2020 08: 42 New
    0
    Who is preparing such suckers for the Foreign Ministry? What are the materials of the embassy? What articles? DANCE OF FRIENDSHIP! We learned, rehearsed, danced. Everything! The Hindus are ours.
  8. 7,62h54
    7,62h54 5 November 2020 08: 48 New
    +1
    India, Belarus, Armenia - oh, those relatives
  9. evgen1221
    evgen1221 5 November 2020 09: 00 New
    +1
    The main thing is that these words remain only with them. There are no opportunities to give something for free.
  10. Daniil Konovalenko
    Daniil Konovalenko 5 November 2020 09: 09 New
    +3
    Nothing special, just friendship ... ugh business .. wink
  11. bukhach
    bukhach 5 November 2020 09: 15 New
    +1
    And why such a commotion because of an article by a local politician, are there really few of them all over the world who are not too lazy to write about Russia? Moreover, this is the private opinion of the former minister, his right to express his point of view on relations between the two countries has not been canceled, and such a nervous reaction.
  12. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 5 November 2020 09: 20 New
    -1
    Well, of course - I remember, I remember:
    Hindi rusi bhai bhai (Hindi हिंदी रूसी भाई भाई, "Indians and Russians are brothers"
    This was the slogan of Soviet-Indian friendship in the 1950s and 1980s, officially promoted by both sides. It was proclaimed by N. S. Khrushchev at a rally in Bangalore on November 26, 1955.

    "Everything is back to normal ..." (c)
    hi
    1. Petrik66
      Petrik66 5 November 2020 09: 35 New
      -2
      Well, they made posters before. Two thugs, holding hands, look in opposite directions, and both have faces as if they were both just taking a laxative and are afraid to sneeze.
    2. Revolver
      Revolver 5 November 2020 09: 53 New
      -3
      Quote: A. Privalov



      Or maybe it's their Lyuboff? LGBTQ type
  13. Petrik66
    Petrik66 5 November 2020 09: 32 New
    +2
    Friendship with Russia usually means subsidies from our side. So it was with the USSR, so it was with all the CIS countries. There are much fewer other examples - Vietnam, Mongolia. It is necessary to answer the article of the former general, but there is land from the pot and you should not swear in eternal friendship.
  14. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 5 November 2020 09: 47 New
    +1
    Tomorrow another former Indian deputy will write another nasty thing about Russia and our embassy will justify its friendship and love with India? It may be easier to answer that we do not comment on what kind of "friendship" India has and with whom, in particular with the United States, and we do not recommend it to you. As soon as someone starts to lean on the American shoulder, some politicians immediately hear complaints about our country. It is beneficial for you to trade with us and maintain good relations, so trade and support, but do not try to persuade friends to be against anyone.
    1. Polite Moose
      Polite Moose 5 November 2020 10: 19 New
      +1
      Quote: rotmistr60
      It may be easier to answer that we do not comment on what and with whom India has "friendship"

      It's easier to answer: If you believe the articles of some Swami, then ... with you.
  15. iouris
    iouris 5 November 2020 10: 22 New
    -1
    Whoever we are not bhai-bhai. And sho?
  16. Knell wardenheart
    Knell wardenheart 5 November 2020 10: 52 New
    +2
    There are not so many states with which we would conduct joint military development, so it's a sin for the Hindus to complain, in fact ..
  17. Arlen
    Arlen 6 November 2020 00: 29 New
    15
    https://topwar.ru/176781-my-vasha-rodstvennaja-dusha-posolstvo-rf-zaverilo-indiju-v-druzhbe-posle-stati-indijskogo-politika.html
    "We are your soul mate": the Russian Embassy assured India of friendship after an article by an Indian politician

    What about our friendship with China?
    China and India are at war. Are we trying to sit on two chairs at once?
  18. lvov_aleksey
    lvov_aleksey 6 November 2020 01: 33 New
    0
    you all know how us - "Russia" is loved by India, so minus the article.
    ps moderators + or - open for the article pliz
  19. lvov_aleksey
    lvov_aleksey 6 November 2020 01: 35 New
    0
    Quote: Knell Wardenheart
    There are not so many states with which we would conduct joint military development, so it's a sin for the Hindus to complain, in fact ..

    we stopped feeding them - offended
  20. lvov_aleksey
    lvov_aleksey 6 November 2020 01: 40 New
    0
    now I will add more:
    https://topwar.ru/176784-jf-17-okazalsja-so-mnozhestvom-defektov-indijskaja-pressa-o-kitajskom-istrebitele-na-sluzhbe-pakistana.html
    ps India advertises whom and how, and who else advertises !!!
  21. Igor Semenov
    Igor Semenov 6 November 2020 15: 48 New
    0
    Soul kinship is, of course, wonderful. But the United States simply does not open access to satellite intelligence data to anyone. And India was recently discovered.