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India Walks the Tightrope Between the U.S. and Russia

Jun 8, 2018 | 09:00 GMT
Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) welcomes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting in Sochi on May 21.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) welcomes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting in Sochi on May 21. Washington would like New Delhi to scale back its Russian arms purchases, but it is unlikely to push India too much due to the latter's strategic importance against China.

(MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Washington is leaning on India and other countries around the globe to snub Russian arms in favor of U.S. weaponry. The United States, however, would press New Delhi at its peril....

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