Vladimir Putin to arrive in India today for the annual India-Russia summit

Publish Date: 06 Dec, 2021 |
 

Russian President Vladimir Putin will be arriving in India today to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the 21st annual India-Russia summit.

This is the first time after BRICS Summit in Brasilia in November 2019, that PM Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin are meeting in person. 

The emergence of new COVID 19 Strain, Omicron, has affected the schedule of various bilateral and international summits but Mr. Putin decided to go ahead with his visit to India. 

Before the annual summit, a 2+2 dialogue will be held between the two countries at the level of defence and foreign ministers.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar will be holding discussion with their Russian Counterparts Sergey Shoigu and Sergey Lavrov.

PM Narendra Modi and President Putin will be discussing ways to strengthen strategic partnership between the two countries and will review prospects of bilateral relations.

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi had said earlier, “The agenda for the dialogue will cover political and defence issues of mutual interest. The establishment of this new mechanism of two plus two dialogue is expected to further strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries.”

 

 

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