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Russian Ambassador to India Denis Alipov on Thursday the 23rd of March 2023 dismissed media speculation that the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Moscow and his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin could come in the way of Russia-India relations.

In a tweet, the Russian Ambassador termed such speculation as “wishful thinking”.

“Profusion of analysis these days of the outcomes of Xi Jinping’s Russia visit. The impression as though various reputable Indian experts almost dream of Russia-China ties harming Russia-India strategic alignment. A wishful thinking case in point!”

Former Indian Ambassador Anil Trigunayat, agreed with the Russian envoy, and said in a tweet: “Indeed India-Russia relations have their own strength, dynamic and a trajectory independent of any third country.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping for a two-day summit in Moscow this week, that came in the backdrop of the Ukraine conflict. A joint statement was issued, further cementing the partnership between the two countries, even as the West is ranged against Moscow.