Top Russian diplomat gives a surprising statement over China India standoff and American role

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Top Russian diplomat gives a surprising statement over China India standoff and American role

In a surprising development, Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov has claimed that Western powers have adopted an “aggressive and devious” policy to engage India “in anti-China games by promoting Indo-Pacific strategies”.

Lavrov made the comment at a time when India and China are engaged in a tense standoff at the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh for over six months.

Lavrov also claimed that Western powers are trying to undermine Russia’s “close partnership and privileged relations with India”.

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"For instance, India is a matter of persistent, aggressive devious Western policy which tries to draw the country into anti-Chinese games.