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Resurgent Russia joins 'great game' in S Asia

The region's foreign policy calculus gets increasingly complex as Moscow steps up to vie for power with Washington.

Since the 1960s, Russia has been a close ally of India. But lately, New Delhi has grown concerned about Moscow's increasing closeness to China and overtures to Pakistan.

RUSSIA'S efforts to emerge as a more consequential global security actor centre on diminishing US influence, and its next battleground could be South Asia.

Russia has revamped its South Asia policy in recent months with a major outreach to Pakistan and stepping forward as a power broker...

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