In his opening remarks, Mr Modi said India’s special and strategic partnership with Russia has continued to strengthen despite the COVID pandemic. He said both countries cooperated strongly during the pandemic – from vaccine trials and production, assistance to returning nationals to respective nations.
PM Modi and Russian President Putin hold 21st Indo-Russia Annual Summit
The 21st India Russia Annual Summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin is underway at Hyderabad House in New Delhi. Mr Putin arrived in New Delhi earlier this evening on an official visit for the Annual Summit.
Mr Modi pointed out that in the last few decades, several fundamentals have changed and new geopolitical angles have emerged. He asserted that amidst all such variables, Indo-Russian friendship has been constant. He said both countries have assisted each other and also taken care of each other’s sensitivities.