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22 June 2017

The once very strong Indo-Russian relationship has more recently been reduced as India’s economy and technical base have grown and, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India began to turn away from Russia and increasingly towards the United States, France and Israel as its primary defence suppliers. Subsequent changes in the international order have helped to reinvigorate the relationship.

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  • 21 June 2017
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    The fifth Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Summit of Heads of State and Government will be held on 23 June in Swaziland. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Washington from 24-27 June.  

  • 14 June 2017
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    The second BRICS Sherpa meeting will convene in Qingdao and Shandong provinces of China, 14-15 June. South Africa will mark Youth Day and the anniversary of the 1976 Soweto Uprising on 16 June.

  • 7 June 2017
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    The Shanghai Co-operation Organisation Heads of State Council Meeting that will admit India and Pakistan as full SCO members will take place on 8-9 June in Astana, Kazakhstan.

  • 30 May 2017
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    South African power utility Eskom will stop providing electricity to Zimbabwe on 1 June, unless the country's debts are paid. Indian PM Narendra Modi continues his European tour until 4 June, with calls on the leaders of Spain, Russia and France.


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