Posting in this thread because of the quoted statement from the article:Changing face of Russia-Pakistan ties
The Sochi summit also dimmed India's hopes of gaining a strategic foothold in Tajikistan. India and Russia had planned to jointly use the Ayni airfield, which India helped to renovate, but Indian presence there looks doubtful now in the context of the emerging Russia-Afghanistan-Pakistan-Tajikistan axis. India will, of course, remain Russia's close friend and strategic partner, but it will have to learn to live with the new Russian-Pakistani bonhomie, just as Russia has taken in its stride India's entanglement with the U.S.
There ends the wet dream of a IAF jhapad from Tajik side into Pak!!!
The tone of the article seems to suggest the Russkies are mighty pi$$ed with the SDRE!!?