Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi finally held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Modi had held meeting with Putin after his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday night but Putin was delayed by his bilateral engagement with host President Dilma Rousseff in the capital.
Modi is said to be more enthusiastic about improving relations with China, Russia, Japan and USA. As compared to other PMs, Putin and Modi are younger in their actions and ideas.
Mr. Modi said India was excited to host the Russian leader in December.
On the sidelines of the BRICS, Mr. Modi conveyed his sincere appreciation and admiration for Mr. Putin’s decisive leadership in deepening and expanding the India-Russia special and privileged strategic partnership.
The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi further expressed deep appreciation for Russia’s friendship and unstinting bilateral and international support for India’s economic development and security since the early days of India’s independence(15th August 1947).
Modi also said that relations with Russia will continue to enjoy the priority that they always had in India’s foreign policy.
Mr. Modi, who had also met Mr. Putin in 2001 in Moscow, remarked, “Even a child in India, if asked to say who is India`s best friend, will reply it is Russia because Russia has been with India in times of crisis.”
During these two legend’s 40-minute meet, the Prime Minister invited President Vladimir Putin to visit Kudankulam atomic power project during his trip.
Putin congratulated Modi on his great victory in the recent elections.
The Prime Minister said there was a need to look at a liberal visa regime, especially students going for studies. Putin said Russia places its relations with India high enough in the strategic framework. Nuclear power project has been a symbol of India-Russia relations.
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