Energy diplomacy is another important element of the strategic partnership, as Russia, an export-oriented energy country, wants to use its energy map with India, an import-oriented energy market. India`s interests in the Arctic, particularly energy resources, are essential to India`s growing energy security. India received its first ever delivery from the Russian Arctic LNG plant. It turns out that this is a major step forward in strengthening energy cooperation between India and Russia. At a press conference in Delhi, Singh said the strategic partnership between the two countries would create an “institutional framework” to help India “build capacity” in Afghanistan in the areas of education, development and people-to-people contacts. The Prime Minister said the two countries had also signed two agreements on Afghanistan`s energy needs, which were “a new dimension in economic relations” to enable Kabul to better integrate with the Indian economy and other South Asian economies. The current global situation has again created enormous challenges for the partnership. Some of the challenges of the post-pandemic world are related to disruptions in the international order due to traditional and non-traditional threats such as climate change, cybersecurity, health security, data protection, communications security, etc. Eurasia`s hopes for stability and prosperity after the pandemic are seen as an integral part of this construction, as bilateral relations between India and Russia and Russia (RIC) are an integral part of this construction.
Regional connectivity must apply the attention it deserves, including the successful implementation of alternative economic corridors and maritime trade corridors. The 15 countries that have signed the RCEP agreement can begin negotiations with India to join the pact as soon as New Delhi submits a written request explaining its intention to do so, the group said in a statement last week. The RCEP agreement is open to India`s accession from the effective date of the agreement in accordance with Article 20.9 (accession) of the RCEP agreement, in accordance with the ministerial declaration issued on 11 November, which indicates that it is willing to negotiate with Delhi its future accession to the trade bloc. The rapid and uncontrollable spread of COVID-19 over the past seven months has had an impact on the world order and interconnected systems. India has aligned itself with Russia in organising the repatriation of Russian nationals to reflect the spirit of partnership in times of crisis. Russia also welcomed India`s goodwill to send medical aid to fight the virus.