India-Russia ties solid despite global turbulence: Russian Envoy

Russian Envoy Nikolay Kudashev on April 14 said that India and Russia ties remain equal, solid, comprehensive, coherent and forward looking despite any global turbulence. "Our ties remain equal, solid, comprehensive, coherent and forward looking despite any global turbulence. They're based on universal principles of interstate relations, international law, UN's Charter and respect of other interests," he said. "They're based on universal principles of interstate relations, international law, UN's Charter and respect of other interests," he said. "It was considerable step in terms of preparation for further highest level exchanges, including planned visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to India in 2nd half of this yr," said Ambassador Kudashev on Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's India visit. Russian Ambassador Kudashev said "In Defence, Russia remains the leading Indian partner. Internationally, we are on the same page with regards to the issues of promoting strategic stability and international security." "We stand strong in supporting the central role of the United Nations and we expand our coordination during the current Indian non-permanent membership in the Security Council," he added.