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Putin, Modi signal a step-up in India Russia relations
Jan 08, 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday pledged to increase efforts to develop the India-Russia Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership, almost a year after the two countries affected a reset in ties following a drift in relations.
 
In their telephonic conversation on Monday, Putin reiterated an invitation to Modi to take part in the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok in September 2019 as a main guest, a statement from the Russian Embassy in New Delhi said.
 
Besides exchanging new year greetings, the two leaders also discussed key issues of the bilateral agenda were discussed. It is noted that the relations of traditional friendship and a special and privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India will continue to develop dynamically, the statement said.
 
It was agreed to continue contacts at various levels. The President of Russia invited the Prime Minister of India to take part in the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok in September 2019 as a main guest, the statement said, adding that the Russian leader also wished Modi success in India’s upcoming general elections.
    

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