PM Modi meets Vladimir Putin, gives BIG statement on India-Russia ties

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no change in the pace of growth of India-Russia relations.

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In his opening remarks at the annual summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Delhi, PM Modi said that the “special and privileged strategic partnership” between the two continues to become stronger. 

“Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, there is no change in the pace of growth of India-Russia relations. Our special and privileged strategic partnership continues to become stronger,” PM Modi said.

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The 21st India- Russia Annual Summit is being held at Hyderabad House here.

This is the first in-person between the two leaders since they met on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in 2019 in Brasilia.

The visit of President of Russia Vladimir Putin and his meeting with PM Modi is part of the 21st India-Russia Annual Summit, a continuation of the tradition of annual summits held alternately in India and Russia.

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Earlier in the day, the two countries held their first 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue. 

first published:Dec. 6, 2021, 7:08 p.m.

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