In a New Year messages to President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin said relations between the two countries were developing in a constructive and dynamic manner.
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President Putin also noted that agreements reached during Indo-Russia annual summit in October contributed in strengthening the privileged strategic partnership between the two nations, says the Russian Embassy in New Delhi.
“Vladimir Putin expressed confidence that joint efforts will lead to further growth of mutually beneficial cooperation in various areas and greater coordination of efforts on key issues on the regional and global agenda within the UN, BRICS, the SCO, the G20 and other multilateral bodies,” it said.
Despite US warnings of punitive sanctions against nations doing military transactions with Moscow, India inked a USD 5 billion deal to purchase the much-vaunted S-400 air defence system from Russia during annual summit in New Delhi.
A number of other pacts were also signed following talks between Modi and Putin.