Russia has leverage over China. Almost all the raw materials that China need to keep its factory open comes from Russia. Russia is also a major exporter of hi-tech stuff to China.
Have you not been paying attention my friend... look at the leverage the west had with Russia... it has all been blown in the form of sanctions and threats to the point where certainly Putin realises the future of Russia does not lie with the west... how long before the rest of Russia realises that and starts looking to Africa and Asia and central and south america and the Pacific region for trade and ties... ties that are not to restrain and limit movement... ties of cooperation that allow both sides to do more than they could manage on their own.
If China does not get resources from Russia there are a hundred other countries they could buy most things from... Belarus is already playing that game... cheap stuff at reduced prices from Russia sold on to the EU at a large mark up...
Using economics as a weapon would turn the relationship between Russia and China into something similar to the relationship between the EU and US with Russia and clearly neither Russia nor China for that matter want that.
Using resources as a weapon will just create wars, which favours the US with its poodles of cannon fodder called HATO.
The decision to go ahead with S-400 and similar multi billion $ defence deals and the massive investment being made in Russia’s Oil & Gas sector by India stands testimony to India’s defiance.
And that is very much to Indias credit... but even people who don't like Russia who make the right choices can still be overthrown in a coup... lets call it Maiden... and the country raped and pillaged by the west... they have a range of tools and are not afraid to use them... they don't care what damage they cause because it is not about India or the Ukraine... it is about what money they can make and how much they can hurt Russia, or China, or Iran, or any other country they happen to be fixated on at the moment.
China’s invasion of India last year might well force India to gravitate more towards the U.S.
Why? They were fucking useless against ISIS in Iraq or Syria... they created the problem in fact, and Kiev seems to think they are not much use at the moment despite going in and essentially taking over the place with US CIA personnel in all sorts of government positions... in fact in South Korea and Japan I would say they are more of a problem than their reason for being there.
The only situation where the US is the situation is if you don't trust your own government and you want some other country to take control and steer the ship, but even then they will run your country aground and rob you of anything left of value before setting fire to the remains to hide their crimes.
The U.S has a massive economy so there is always something that India can export.
Which would just give them complete control, because then they can impose real sanctions that will actually hurt... Americans don't pay more for stuff than other people... in fact I rather suspect they pay less.... I think the idea that it is a huge rich market is changing... their enormous middle class with money to spare is shifting down to below the poverty line because housing is becoming unaffordable as the rich just get richer and people buy houses to do up and then resell then prices have to keep going up, and investors use increasing house prices to make money too, meaning the first home buyer is competing with people with more money behind them... pushing the prices up... increasing loans, increasing debt to banks...
Sounds like the consumerism paradise leads to a dead end...
With an economy roughly the size of India, Russia cannot provide an alternative to the U.S.
Actually that is hilarious and totally wrong... a bloated mature economy like the US has lots of sharks that would destroy an Indian company trying to make it big, and when they come over to the Indian market they are likely to do well too because they are ruthless and rich already.
Indian companies would do best in a growing developing market, there would be more opportunities... the US market would be like the Japanese market...
Putin visited Delhi for just 5 hours. And frankly that is bad optics. Could have spent at least a day. Creating the impression of being a travelling salesman doesn’t help. Western leaders spend at least 2 days
He didn't even leave his office to see Creepy Joe... that was a 2 hour video call.
With Covid I doubt he wants to meet and greet much to be socially responsible.
Modi is a creation of the CIA (check this thread) and yet he has been at the beck and call of Putin. Putin called him to St Pete, he went. Putin called him to Sochi at short notice he went. Visited Vladivostok because Putin wanted him to. Visits Moscow twice a year every year.
The Germans enabled Lenin and sent him to Russia in the middle of WWI to try to get Russia out of the war which succeeded, but resulted in a Soviet Union too strong for them to beat in the 1940s so that backfired too.
Exactly the reason why India needs to maintain good terms with the U.S and E.U. Especially when exports from India to the West can easily be substituted by similar exports from other countries. Russian exports are mostly natural resources, they cannot be substituted.
As the west diminishes the rest of the world will pick up and demand more goods and resources... India would never run out of countries to trade with and likely on better trade terms for India most of the time.
The core of the problem for Russia and for India is to think of the west as where all the money is... it is basically based on funny money... US printed dollars... literally monopoly money... it is not backed up by anything at all and could collapse in value at any time... Russia and China are already choosing not to deal in dollars... how long before the rest follow suit?
Odds are they will want to start conflicts with countries who hold US debt so they don't have to pay that debt back or can write it off... but then everyone else is going to dump US debt... or demand payment...
Much like Muslims and Africans they also enter these Western countries illegally.
Much like nurses and doctors and other professionals from Europe come here to New Zealand... it is like England... but about 50 years ago before the knife crime and bullshit... not too hot like Australia... and no snakes or scorpions and only one type of spider that is poisonous, and even then not very and a very shy spider at that.
Most Western countries don't like them either. Look at the passport ranking of countries. Despite their envy of Russia and even describing Russia as an adversary far more western countries allow Russians instead of Indians. Russia is at 30, India way below at 70
Western European countries are idiots who take their instructions from Washington... and most of the time it goes against their own interests, so why care about anything they think or do or say... if you want to know what they think ask the US State department...