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  1. Russia says military drills with India not against China

Russia says military drills with India not against China

Russia has said that the upcoming Russia-India military drills do not target China and expressed confidence that New Delhi and Beijing can resolve their border tensions.

By: | Moscow | Updated: August 18, 2017 4:04 PM
russia, russia india military, russia india drills, russia india arms, india china, doklam standoff, india military, china news, china latest news Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Russia always provides all interested parties with comprehensive information. (Representative Image: Reuters)

Russia has said that the upcoming Russia-India military drills do not target China and expressed confidence that New Delhi and Beijing can resolve their border tensions. “Russia does not carry out military exercises or other cooperative events that may lead to worsening relations of a country we maintain multilateral ties with,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.

Zakharova said Russia always provides all interested parties with comprehensive information “in order to stop any speculation on such issues as soon as possible”, Xinhua news agency reported.

As for the border standoff between India and China, she said: “We express absolute confidence that New Delhi and Beijing, as responsible members of the international community, will be able to find mutually acceptable ways to quickly resolve the tensions.”

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