OREANDA-NEWS  The visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Russia indicates a decrease in the influence of the United States in the world, Indian analyst S. L. Kantan writes in an article by the Chinese state-owned Global Times.

As the author notes, the key to the hegemony of the States was the "divide and rule" strategy, which was effective at a time when the country was stronger and richer than the rest.

"However, this difference in strength is rapidly decreasing, as evidenced by many geopolitical events, including Modi's ongoing visit to Russia — the first in the last five years," he emphasizes.

According to him, after the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine, the United States hoped that relations between Moscow and New Delhi would deteriorate. But recently, these fantasies have dissipated as India continues to strengthen its trade and diplomatic relations with Russia.

"Further irritating Washington, India has taken a neutral position towards Ukraine, and Modi even refused to attend the "peace summit" in Switzerland. Ignoring public threats from the United States, Modi has significantly strengthened Indian-Russian cooperation in the military sphere," Kantan points out.

In addition, New Delhi enthusiastically embraced the idea of de-dollarization of international trade.

"Summing up, we can say that the American empire is increasingly losing its importance. The United States has a choice: either to join a multipolar world, or to become a fierce and isolated hegemon," the analyst concludes.

The Indian Prime Minister arrived in Russia on an official visit on Monday. Modi and Putin will discuss the prospects for further development of traditionally friendly Russian-Indian relations, as well as topical issues on the international and regional agenda.