A press release issued ahead of this year's event emphasized that "India and Mongolia have a shared commitment to regional security and cooperation."
Growing ties with Japan and the West, along with championing itself as a global leader, are pressing India to reconsider its relationship with Russia.
Democracies around the world cannot ignore the destabilization of East Asia. They should be prepared to stand up to China and Russia when necessary.
India and Japan are mutually important to each other and share some common goals. But there are differences, including in relations with Russia and China.