Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his invitation for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Russia next year. The invitation was extended during a meeting with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar at the Kremlin, emphasizing the enduring diplomatic ties between India and Russia. President also expressed his belief that Indian PM Modi is committed to resolving the Ukraine crisis peacefully and suggests further exploration of the topic during the visit.
Indian Foreign Minister Jaishankar expressed confidence in a future annual summit between PM Modi and President Putin. The summit is a key part of the strategic partnership, with trade between Russia and India increasing. He also had a productive meeting with Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Denis Manturov, discussing bilateral economic cooperation and signing important agreements for the construction of power-generating units in Tamil Nadu. Jaishankar also described his meeting with FM Sergey Lavrov as wide-ranging and useful, where they discussed various international issues such as the Indo-Pacific, Ukraine conflict, Gaza situation, Afghanistan, and Central Asia. The two countries also discussed their cooperation in areas such as economic cooperation, energy trade, connectivity efforts, military-technical cooperation, and people-to-people exchanges. They signed a Protocol on Consultations for the period 2024-28, further strengthening their bilateral relations. India-Russia relations are based on geopolitical realities, strategic convergence, and mutual benefit, reflecting the importance of their partnership. India’s ties with Russia remain strong despite the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and India continues to import Russian crude oil.
NAME : KAVYA JAGGI, B.B.A.LL.B 5th Semester, Jai Narain Vyas University , Jodhpur, intern under legal vidhiya.
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