Modi and Putin are expected to review bilateral defence cooperation in the wake of the US sanctions against Russian defence majors.

‘Russia Part of India’s Growth Story’: Modi, Putin Sign 8 Deals

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, 5 October held the India-Russia annual summit after which eight pacts, including on cooperation on India's ambitious human space mission project Gaganyaan, were signed.

The two countries also signed the $5 billion S-400 air defence system deal after talks between the two leaders in Hyderabad House. Pacts were also inked in the fields of space, nuclear energy, railways and space.

A crucial MoU was signed between Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the Federal Space Agency of Russia ‘ROSCOSMOS' on joint activities in the field of human spaceflight programme Gaganyaan.

  • The two countries deliberated on key regional and global issues, including the US sanctions on import of Iranian crude oil
  • The two leaders also reviewed bilateral defence cooperation
  • Putin will met President Kovind in New Delhi later on Friday
  • On Thursday, PM Modi welcomed Putin at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, before the two sat down for a private meeting

Putin Leaves for Russia

President Vladimir Putin emplanes for Russia after concluding his two-day visit to India.President Vladimir Putin emplanes for Russia after concluding his two-day visit to India.

(Photo: ANI)

Putin Meets President Ram Nath Kovind

Russian President Vladimir Putin met President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

(Photo: ANI)
(Photo: ANI)

Modi, Putin, Address India-Russia Business Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russia President Vladimir Putin address India-Russia Business Summit.

PM Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses a Business summit in Delhi

Posted by The Quint on Friday, October 5, 2018

Modi, Putin, Interact with Children

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russia President Vladimir Putin interacted with a group of children.

PM Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin interact with students at Hotel ITC Maurya in Delhi

Posted by The Quint on Friday, October 5, 2018

Russia a Part of India's Growth Story: PM Modi

In a joint statement issued with Russian President Vladimir Putin, PM Modi said that India gives priority to its relations with Russia.

“India gives priority to its relations with Russia. Russia has always been a part of India's growth story,” he said.

“Our countries have mutual benefits in supporting struggle against terrorism, Afghanistan and Indo-Pacific events, climate change; organisations like SCO, BRICS, G20 and ASEAN. We have agreed to continue cooperation to these international organisations,” he added.

Both sides expressed satisfaction at significant progress made on the ongoing projects of military-technical cooperation and recognized the positive shift towards joint research and joint production of military-technical equipment between the two countries, ANI reported quoting the joint statement.