Ajit Doval and Russian counterpart meet in Moscow

Ajit Doval, the national security adviser, and Nikolai Patrushev, the Russian equivalent, spoke on Wednesday in Moscow on bilateral, regional, and global matters.

According to a Russian readout, both parties spoke about pressing problems on the national and international plan and bilateral cooperation in the security sector.

According to the statement, current concerns on the regional and global agenda and a wide variety of bilateral security cooperation topics were covered.

The Russian statement said that “the parties decided to continue the communication between the security councils of the two countries, having stressed the steady development of the Russian-Indian unique and privileged strategic relationship.”

It is understood that the conversations included the state of Afghanistan and many facets of overall bilateral strategic cooperation.

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India has underlined that diplomacy and communication are the only ways to end the Ukrainian situation.

Despite growing unease from various Western nations, India has recently expanded its imports of cheap crude oil from Russia.

Since April, India’s imports of crude oil from Russia have increased more than 50 times, accounting for 10% of all petroleum purchased from outside.

Denis Alipov, the Russian ambassador, said last month that bilateral commerce between the two nations is booming and that Russia respects India for resisting efforts to isolate it in international fora.

Regarding the situation in Afghanistan, India has also spoken with several major nations, including Russia.

By placing a “technical team” at its embassy in Kabul in June, India restored its diplomatic representation there.

After the Taliban took control in August, India withdrew its representatives from the embassy over worries for their safety.