In a veiled reference to the US, Russia warned India and China that their standoff could result in misuse by other players for “Geopolitical” purposes. At an online media briefing Roman Babushkin, the deputy chief of mission in the Russian Embassy said that he had been naturally concerned about India and China standing off. He said it could be dangerous for Eurasia and the other players to influence Eurasia. He was referring to the US without taking its name. He said that the neighbouring countries should have a respectful dialogue to resolve the conflicts.