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Following Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s allusion of the Indo-Pacific as an “Asian NATO,” External Affairs Minister, Shri S Jaishankar, reassured his counterpart that Indian interests in this concept are driven by China’s illegal sovereignty claims and its Navy’s expansion into the Indian and Pacific Oceans.  India is attempting to bring Russia, its time-tested friend, into the dialogue by conducting joint-naval exercises and also via initiatives such as the Vladivostok-Chennai maritime corridor.

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