The Modi-Putin meet was a concerted effort by India-Russia to tell the world that their strategic relationship is alive and kicking.
Putin’s India Visit: Prime Minister Modi and Vladimir Putin have a clear vision of the India-Russia relations and are unlikely to be battered by ties with third countries (China-Russia or India-US).
According to Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) passed by the US Congress in 2017, any country working against US interests will be under sanctions. Helping Russian arms sales is not in the US interest.
Though Russia is compelled by circumstances to court China and India is moving into the US orbit, the two countries are in no mood to jettison a relationship that has stood the test of time.
In October 2018, India had signed a USD 5-billion deal with Russia to buy five units of the S-400 air defence missile systems
The statement comes after India purchased the S-400 missile defence system from Russia despite a warning from the Donald Trump-administration that going ahead with the contract may invite US sanctions.
The assertion by the two countries came following a media report that said they have not been able to hold their annual summit as Moscow has reservations over India joining the 4-nation Quad or Quadrilateral coalition.
The assertion comes in the backdrop of a media report that claimed the two countries did not hold the summit as Moscow had reservations over India joining the 4-nation Quad coalition
Indian Navy held the Malabar exercise with US, Australia and Japan last month.
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) is expected to supply 100 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine to Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. by the end of the year.
In October 2018, India signed a USD 5 billion deal with Russia to buy five units of the S-400 air defence missile systems, notwithstanding warning from America that going ahead with the contract may invite US sanctions.
If one is to sum up in a single sentence what India and Russia are striving for, it would be: New initiatives that could help both countries leverage their advantages and synergise their strengths to jointly resist, if not overcome, the constraints and challenges posed by other countries especially the US, the UK, the European Union and China.
Two interesting features that stand out in PM Modi's visit are: first, a new approach to India-Russia relations through the Indo-Pacific, and second, reinvigorating a time-honored bond with Russia.
India had signed a USD 5.43-billion deal with Russia for the purchase of five S-400 systems last year for long-term security needs.
PM Modi, in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin, also unveiled the 'Act Far East' policy to boost India's engagement with Russia's Far East region.
A joint statement issued a day after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin said the two leaders strongly condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations
The Russian president Vladimir Putin said he had held a one-on-one meeting with Modi on Wednesday, discussing a broad range of issues
Modi, who arrived in Russia on a two-day visit during which he will also attend the Eastern Economic Forum, is the first Indian prime minister to visit to the Russian Far East Region.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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