Ramtanu Maitra is a regular columnist with the Executive Intelligence Review (EIR), a news weekly published from Washington DC. He writes columns for Asia Times of Hong Kong, Frontier Post of Peshawar and some other newspapers in Asia on South Asian political economy and Asian security. He has written on terrorism in a number of publications in the United States and India.
In early December, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, fresh from his recent trip to Washington, will be in Moscow for a two-day visit to hold talks with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, among others, to strengthen India-Russia cooperation. The key area of discussion should be a bilateral effort to accelerate commercialization of thorium-fuelled reactors—an area of scientific and technological work where both countries have invested wisely and have met with substantial success.
The India-Russia talks take place in the context of the emerging alliance among the three great Eurasian powers—India, Russia, and China—and follow breakthrough agreements between China and Russia to develop Russia’s Far East .