India has strong diplomatic, economic, and military ties with Russia and Ukraine. Keeping this in mind, Syed Haris Shah and M. Shahkar Ijaz Khan explain the cause of India’s neutral stance on the Russia-Ukraine war. They argue that the impartiality of New Delhi has both opportunities and challenges for the republic in the future. Moreover, if India openly condemns the Russian aggression in Ukraine, India-Russia relations will suffer a huge blow.
Muhammad Shahkar Ijaz Khan
M. Shahkar Ijaz Khan is a student in the final year of his bachelor's degree in strategic and nuclear studies at National Defence University, Islamabad. His areas of interest are defense diplomacy, Pakistan studies, Indian foreign policy, and nuclear arms race.