US Threatening India Relations via Sanctions : Moscow Envoy 2024

NEW DELHI: On Saturday, Russian envoy to India Denis Alipov stated that although his nation continues to be New Delhi’s “reliable and time-tested friend,” the US is attempting to jeopardize the alliance through sanctions.

US Threatening India Relations via Sanctions

Russia has a strong standing as a dependable, honest, well-meaning, and seasoned friend in India. Such an image was first formed as a result of the USSR’s significant assistance to the socioeconomic growth of India, and it still substantially endures today,” the speaker stated.

Moscow  envoy
Moscow envoy

“US officials who come here do not hesitate to state directly that they are pursuing the goal of tearing New Delhi away from Moscow,” the Russian diplomat continued. They’re even threatening to use secondary sanctions. To be honest, many Indian partners feel that care is necessary and even excessive, but there are also many for whom this kind of behavior is inappropriate.”

Our ties continue to steadily expand in a wide range of areas according to our converging national interests,” Alipov continued, highlighting the expanding bilateral ties. However, in contrast to our Western counterparts, we have never made political demands of one another, avoided meddling in internal matters, and have always upheld relationships based on mutual respect and trust. Thus, what we see even now is mostly an increasing willingness to continue cooperating and figuring out how to get over well-known obstacles brought up by harmful unilateral tactics.”

It should be highlighted that in recent years, there has been a significant growth in the frequency of these interactions, and they are growing increasingly significant. They now include sharing information about possible areas for interaction as well as economic and financial prospects. The fact that the present bilateral trade turnover is many times larger than the pre-sanctions data, and may surpass $60 billion by the end of 2023, is indicative of this, he continued.

Alipov made a compelling argument for India’s appointment as a permanent member of the UN Security Council and demanded immediate changes in the UN and its organizations.

“We are of the view that India as a permanent member of the Security Council could make a significant contribution to promoting balance as well as an agenda focused on the interests of the world majority, primarily the countries of the Global South,” the representative of Russia stated. Collaboration in the energy sector has grown in importance as a recent cornerstone of bilateral relations. The largest nuclear power station in India, Kudankulam (KNPP), is being constructed in Tamil Nadu with Moscow’s technical support.


  • Russian envoy to India, Denis Alipov, criticizes the US for jeopardizing the alliance through sanctions.
  • Alipov argues that US officials are pursuing the goal of separating New Delhi from Moscow, even threatening secondary sanctions.
  • He emphasizes the growing bilateral ties between Russia and India, despite the US’s attempts to make political demands and meddle in internal matters.
  • Alipov notes a significant increase in the frequency of interactions, including sharing information about potential areas of interaction and economic and financial prospects.
  • He calls for India’s appointment as a permanent member of the UN Security Council and demands immediate changes in the UN and its organizations.
  • Alipov also highlights the growing importance of collaboration in the energy sector, with Moscow’s technical support for the construction of India’s largest nuclear power station, Kudankulam.

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