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Vladimir Putin to visit India on Monday, will be attending India-Russia Annual Summit

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is all set to arrive in India this Monday. Putin will be attending the annual India-Russia Summit and will be discussing ways to strengthen the strategic partnerships between both countries.

As per Arindam Bagchi, the spokesperson of MEA (Ministry Of External Affairs), the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin is all set to visit India on December 6. He will be attending the 21st Annual India-Russia Summit. As per MEA, the first day of Putin’s arrival will begin with the Union Defence Minister and his Russian counterpart co-chairing the intergovernmental commission. External Affairs Minister Dr. S Subramaniam will have a bilateral meeting with his Russian counterpart. Then the day will be followed by an inaugural meeting of the newly instituted 2-2 dialogue mechanism at the level of Foreign & Defence Ministers.

Ahead of the arrival, Putin has praised India and called New Delhi one of the authoritative centers of the multipolar world whose foreign policy and priorities are close to Moscow. He said, “I am very much convinced that relying on strong traditions of friendship and understanding between Russia and India, we will jointly continue to further develop ties between both the countries.” The Russian President further added “Next week, I will be visiting India. During talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we will outline new large-scale initiatives for the further development of the specially privileged Russian-Indian relationship and the Russian-Indian strategic partnership.”

During the meeting, it is expected that both Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vladimir Putin will deliberate on the situation in Afghanistan along with discussing ways to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic among other issues. The last Annual India-Russia Summit took place in the year 2019 in the Russian city of Vladivostok. However, in 2020, the summit could not take place in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This will be the first in-person meeting of  Narendra Modi and Vladimir Putin after their meeting on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in Brasilia, Brazil in November 2019.

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