Soviet Indian friendship…is an important factor for peace and stability in the current tense situation and an example of how countries with different systems can fruitfully cooperate…
Indo-Soviet friendship demonstrates how two peoples with different social systems can establish a firm relationship of understanding and work for a larger common cause.
The study of Indo-Soviet relations, however, presents formidable difficulties. It requires enquiry into a relationship between a superpower or, if that pejorative be shunned, a Great Power, and a developing country, or, more pretentiously, a regional power and an emergent middle power, as some American scholars have identified India. What are these difficulties?