Indo-Russian Relations in a New Strategic Context. Russian-Indian Сonference of the Valdai Discussion Club
Valdai Discussion Club Conference Hall, Bolshaya Tatarskaya 42, Moscow, Russia

The Valdai Discussion Club and the Indian Observer Research Foundation (ORF) are launching a new bilateral expert project. On April 9, 2019, the Valdai Discussion Club will host a conference, titled “Indian-Russian Relations in a New Strategic Context”.

The Club is successfully pursuing the development of its activity related to the East, a pivotal topic this year; the first event was a discussion in India at the Raisina Dialogue forum (January).

Relations between Moscow and Delhi are developing within a complex international context. It is one that has been determined by the trade and economic wars of many players, friction stemming from the growth of China, the migrant crisis in Europe and  transatlantic relations. The most important element of the new strategic situation is the rise of India and China, as well as Russia’s re-emergence as one of the world’s key players in politics and diplomacy. Developments in the Indo-Pacific region have led to key geo-political and geo-economic changes, prompting analysts and officials to address the matter with a special initiative.

At the same time, Moscow and Delhi have demonstrated a willingness to express similar positions in leading international organisations, they actively cooperate in the framework of BRICS, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and RIC (Russia-India-China).

At the conference, leading experts from Russia and India will discuss the following key topics:

  • The new geostrategic context: The view from Delhi and Moscow;

  • Sanctions and trade wars: what should be the answer?

  • The potential and objectives of multilateral cooperation in Eurasia;

  • Bilateral trade and economic cooperation, investments.

Valdai Club has partnered in the organisation of one of the largest annual international forums, Raisina Dialogue, with the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), an independent think tank in India. ORF provides materials for policy makers and decision makers in government and business circles in India. Today, ORF is focused on security, energy, the environment and economic development. Initially, Raisina Dialogue was a dialogue-oriented forum for India and the English-speaking countries . The appearance of the Valdai Club at the event is an important achievement that constitutes an intellectual contribution to the general and regional agenda.

Attention for the Media! Accreditation is possible only for the final press-conference which will be held on April 9th at 18:15. To attend, please fill out the accreditation form or call +7 926 930 77 63