Russian President Putin arrives in India; meets PM Modi

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Dec 06, 2021, 05:34 PM(IST)

Russian President Vladimir Putin met India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in New Delhi Photograph:( AFP )

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India's defence minister Rajnath Singh had earlier met his Russian colleague Sergey Shoigu to conduct strategic talks as the two countries moved to strengthen defence ties.

President Vladimir Putin arrived in New Delhi on Monday to conduct talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as India and Russia signed a mega defence contract to jointly manufacture AK-203 assault rifles.

India's defence minister Rajnath Singh had earlier met his Russian colleague Sergey Shoigu to conduct strategic talks as the two countries moved to strengthen defence ties.

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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said PM Modi and the Russian President will adopt a joint statement after their talks. PM Modi had arrived at the summit venue at Hyderabad House in New Delhi ahead of the Russian president's visit.

Earlier in the day, defence minister Rajnath Singh, external affairs minister S Jaishankar along with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov and Russian defence minister Gen Sergey Shoigu had taken part in 2+2 dialogue.

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India's defence minister said talks between the Russian President and PM Modi is of critical importance while describing the 2+2 ministerial dialogue as a special initiative between the two countries.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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