UK’s Johnson to offer India alternatives to Russia ties on visit

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By Andrew MacAskill LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will offer to help India cut reliance on Russian oil and defence equipment when he begins a two-day visit this week that will test his diplomatic skills and provide brief respite from a row raging at home. On his first trip to India as prime minister, starting on Thursday, Johnson will discuss strengthening security co-operation in meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a spokesperson for the British leader said. In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Western allies have called for India to speak out against…

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