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Why Vladimir Putin's whistle-stop visits may not boost Indo-Russian ties

Dec 11, 2014    

Vladimir Putin needs to rework his India strategy. Before his arrival here on Wednesday late evening for a whistle-stop tour, he has visited India as Russian president five times. But increasingly his India visits are becoming shorter and shorter.When Putin visited New Delhi last time for the 13th India-Russia annual summit on 24 December 2012 he was in India for 24 hours. This time, his stay in Delhi will be even shorter or 23 hours and 15 minutes to be precise given his scheduled arrival and departure at 10.45 pm on Wednesday and 10 pm on Thursday respectively.His short visit to India in 201...

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