Russia will withdraw from an international treaty allowing observation flights over military facilities following the US exit from the pact.
The treaty was intended to build trust between Russia and the West by allowing the accord's more than three dozen signatories to conduct reconnaissance flights over each other's territories to collect information about military forces and activities.
US President Donald Trump had declared Washington's intention to pull out of the Open Skies Treaty in May, arguing that Russian violations made it untenable for the United States to remain a party. The US completed its withdrawal from the pact in November.
India’s trade with China last year fell to the lowest since 2017, with the trade imbalance declining to a five-year low on the back of a slump in India’s imports from China.
Two-way trade in 2020 reached $87.6 billion, down by 5.6%. India’s imports from China declined by 10.8% year-on-year and the lowest figure since 2016.
India’s exports to China rose to the highest figure on record, for the first time crossing the $20 billion-mark and growing 16% last year to $20.86 billion.
India’s biggest import in 2019 was electrical machinery and equipment. Other major imports in 2019 were organic chemicals and fertilizers, while India’s top exports were iron ore, organic chemicals, cotton and unfinished diamonds.