After wide-ranging talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin, Indian and Russia on Friday signed the USD 5 billion S-400 air defence system deal in New Delhi, PTI reported. Modi and Putin also signed eight pacts, including on cooperation on India’s ambitious human space mission project Gaganyaan, at the 19th India-Russia annual bilateral summit. The signing of defence deal between the two countries comes amid the US warning.
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in India on Thursday for the two-day annual India-Russia bilateral summit. He held official talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, after which the leaders delivered a joint statement. India and Russia signed eight pacts in areas ranging from defence, nuclear energy, space and economy.
The Russian head of the state, who was accompanied by a high-level delegation, was received by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi yesterday. PM Modi had hosted a private dinner for the Russian president at his official residence at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg on Thursday night, and both leaders talked about a host o
Fulfilling the promise made by PM @narendramodi at Sochi!
A delegation of talented children from Sirius Educational foundation Russia visited @AIMtoInnovate to develop joint projects that were showcased to the leaders of the two countries @KremlinRussia_E #DruzbaDosti pic.twitter.com/b8sVJyHzMo
— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) October 5, 2018
India-Russia trade rises 20 per cent in 2017-18: PM Modi
Speaking over Indo-Russia bilateral trade ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Russia can become our partner in the new and renewable energy sector. He said that the world has changed but the relationship between India and Russia has remained same and the trade between the two countries has risen to 20 per cent in 2017-18.
Russia a privileged strategic partnner: PM Modi
“We don’t leave a chance to meet each other. The world is changing, but the friendship between India and Russia never changed,” says PM Modi at India-Russia Business Summit. He said that over the previous years, India’s ties with Russia are at a new high.