There was euphoria in the land of Ganges when President Putin for no apparent reason canceled his trip to Islamabad –the first ever by any Russian president.
Now we know why the trip was canceled. The Hindu in an article clearly says that Russia did not want to be seen President Putin going to Pakistan ??????? and not going to India.
“it was to dampen speculation about him about going to Pakistan and not planning to come here.”
The reality is that Bharat and Russia have serious issues and cannot come to terms on major issues.
The Hindu describes it as follows: “India and Russia are yet to break the impasse over liability provisions for units three and four of the Kudankulam power project and are locked in a row over the revoked 2G spectrum licences, which hit Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited, a subsidiary of Russia’s AFK Sistema group. Russia is also still to say how much time it will need to eliminate major deficiencies that emerged during the recent sea trials of INS Vikramaditya.”
While the Bharatis are saying that the trip has been postponed “Although no official announcement of Mr. Putin’s visit was made.”
These issues will see BRIC blow up and Moscow getting closer to Islamabad.