India-Russia share unique relationship, courtesy public resonance: Jaishankar

New Delhi [India], Mar. 21 : Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar on Tuesday said India-Russia share a very unique relationship due to the kind of public resonance witnessed in both the countries.

Jaishankar assured that the special nature of this relationship is recognised by the policymakers in Moscow as well, adding that both the countries should work towards making the relationship stronger.

"The biggest capital of this relationship is that public feel the support on the streets for it. This is something very important for both countries to appreciate, why that public resonance is so strong and what they should do to keep it strong.

If the relationship moves in a more transactional direction, it would have some implications, but I am sure that the special nature of this relationship is deeply recognised by the policy makers in Moscow," Jaishankar said while speaking at the 5th Annual Net Summit.

Drawing attention towards the evil of terrorism, the Foreign Secretary said the constraint relationship between U.S.-Russia can be mended if they work together towards dealing with the Syria situation.

"Nothing has globalised more than terrorism, yet responses to it remain very tactical, national. Therefore, they remain very limited," he said. "For example, if there is greater cooperation, say between the U.S. and Russia in dealing with situation in Syria, I think, to us, at least, it would be a good beginning and a different way of tackling what is clearly a challenge and much too big for either Russia or the U.S.

or any other country to handle on its own," he added. Presently, the Trump administration is beleaguered by controversy over the Russian ties of officials. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been accused of misleading the Congress by failing to disclose pre-election meetings with the Russian ambassador to Washington Sergey Kislyak.

Earlier, former national security advisor Michael Flynn had to resign following similar allegations. During the 2016 election campaign, it was alleged that Democratic National Committee servers were hacked by Russia to benefit Trump.

Source: ANI