Russian President Vladimir Putin
- India is one of the centers of authority in the multipolar world, with a foreign policy philosophy and priorities that are closely aligned with ours, Putin said.
- We will continue to work together to expand the full range of Russian-Indian ties, he added
- Putin also said that the India-Russia partnership brings real mutual benefits to both states
New Delhi: Prior to his visit to India, Russian President Vladimir Putin called New Delhi one of the authoritarian centers of the multipolar world whose philosophy and foreign policy priorities are close to Moscow.
I am convinced that, based on strong traditions of friendship and mutual understanding, we will continue to work together to further develop Russia-India ties, he added.
“I am going to visit India next week. During the talks with Prime Minister Modi, we will outline new large-scale initiatives for the further development of the particularly privileged Russian-Indian relationship, the Russian-Indian strategic partnership, “he added.
The President of Russia also said that this partnership brings real mutual benefits to both states.
“Bilateral trade fairs show good dynamics”
“Bilateral trade fairs have good dynamics; links are actively developing in the energy sector, innovation, space and the production of coronavirus vaccines and drugs. There is extensive cooperation in the defense sector, including the creation of joint ventures, “he added.
Putin will arrive in India on December 6 for the 21st annual India-Russia Summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
At the summit, leaders will discuss the state and prospects of bilateral relations between the two nations and discuss ways to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries.
India and Russia will sign an agreement with the AK-203 during Putin’s visit
During this high-profile visit, India and Russia will sign an agreement on the supply of 7.5 lakh AK-203 assault rifles.
Government sources told ANI that all necessary approvals had been given, including final approval by the Cabinet Security Committee.
The meeting between Putin and Modi is also likely to see the introduction of the S-400 air defense system in India, which has already begun arriving in India in some parts.
The last annual India-Russia summit took place in 2019, during Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Vladivostok, Russia, and the annual summit could not take place in 2020 due to the pandemic situation of COVID-19.