The countries have historically had strong ties. However, Delhi's growing partnership with Washington and burgeoning Moscow-Beijing relations are complicating factors, given the rivalry between Russia and the United States, and between India and China.
- Russia's burgeoning ties with India's enemy, Pakistan, will not undermine the Moscow-Delhi relationship.
- India's private sector will remain reluctant to invest in Russia, fearing US sanctions.
- Delhi will over the next five years initiate 2+2 dialogues with individual ASEAN and EU members.