As per media reports, coming to India on his annual sojourn on December 11, 2014, Russian President Putin have been invited to address a joint session of Parliament, an honour last given to US President Barack Obama in 2010.
Coming a month before Obama is scheduled to travel here as chief guest for Republic Day January 26, 2015 - the government of India (GOI) is keen to be seen to give the Putin-visit also, equally top importance.
This unusual invitation by GOI to Putin to address Parliament, is mainly due to backdrop of likely Russo - Ukraine war as explained in my November, 24 letter at http://www.pakistanchristianpost.com/viewarticles.php?editorialid=2196
Hem Raj Jain
(Author of 'Betrayal of Americanism')
Bengaluru, (Karnataka) India