Update at 5:46 PM: President Vladimir Putin departs from India
Update at 3:46 PM:
Update at 2:44 PM:
I am very happy to be in India. We have seen such an atmosphere of friendship. We have a very long relationship. We discussed in detail on our bilateral ties and cooperation. We discussed issues in detail today as well. We discussed issues of international relevance as well. We will further deepen our bilateral ties. We discussed trade and investment.
I invite Mr. PM to Russia as the main guest. Russia is a reliable supplier of hydrocarbons to India. India imports Russia’s LNG. We welcome the interest of energy companies from India. We have discussed in detail the peaceful use of nuclear energy. According to the agreements, we plan to build 12 power units in the next 20 years.We discussed agriculture. Scope in infrastructure as well.
We plan to prepare Indian National prog to launch the Indian space program. We maintain regular contact between the Ministry of Defence. We participated for the first time in Anti-terror exercise. Jointly, Russia and India interested always in each other’s culture and legacy.We plan to prepare Indian National program to launch the Indian space program. We maintain regular contact between the Ministry of Defence. We participated for the first time in Anti-terror exercise.
Jointly, Russia and India interested always in each other’s culture and legacy. India will host the festival of Russian culture. India popular destination for Russian tourists. We also received 94000 Indians. We have concurrence on key global issues. We will cooperate on security cooperation in Asia. We will work against terrorism internationally and South Asia.
I have informed Pm about the situation in Syria. We have also spoken about US withdrawal from Iran deal. I am convinced the results will strengthen our relationship. I am looking fwd to two events today and meeting the President. PM has initiated several humanitarian initiatives. People to people to contact will help.
Update at 2:38 PM:
Special and strategic ties between Russia and India. Russia has always with us in India’s development journey. India will send a man to space. You have assured us of full cooperation. Russia has always with us in India’s development journey. India will send a man to space. You have assured us of full cooperation. We welcome Russia joining India’s flagships initiatives. We will join the India Russia Business summit jointly. India and Russia are together against terror. India and Russia stand for multilateralism. We have today discussed on ways of people to people contact, especially youth awareness about both countries. This will pave a new path in our relationship.
Update at 2:33 PM:
Update at 2:25 PM: PM Modi- President Putin to give joint statement:
Update at 1:54 PM: India-Russia sign space agreement. Russia to help Indo manned mission
Update at 1:35 PM: India-Russia holds delegation level talks
Update at 12:47 PM: India and Russia have finalised an alternate payment method to pay for the deals signed. Deal finalised in August. Rupee payments into Sberbank
Update at 12:16 PM: S400 Triumf Air Defence System deal worth USD 5.430 Billion signed by India-Russia
Update at 11:24 AM: Indo-Russia one on one talks begins delegation level talks to follow
Update at 11:18 AM: PM Modi greets Russian President Vladimir Putin at Hyderabad House, New Delhi
Update at 11:07 AM: The increasing ties with Pakistan is not at cost of India. Russia has always stood by India and will continue to do so: Russian sources
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are all set to hold talks on regional security, defence cooperation on day-two of Putin's visit to India. Russia and India are expected to sign more than 20 documents. Meanwhile, PM Modi- President Putin are likely to issue a joint statement at the end of talks on October 5. Putin, along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will hold the 19th India-Russia annual bilateral summit during which the two leaders are expected to review bilateral defence cooperation in the wake of the US sanctions against Russian defence majors.
The focus during the visit will be on the S-400 Triumf air defence missile systems agreement in which Russian President Putin will oversee the signing of the "USD 5 billion deal".
Here's the full schedule for Putin's day-two in India:
Friday, October 05, 2018
Earlier on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted a one-on-one dinner for Russian president Vladimir Putin at his official residence on Thursday where the two leaders held a discussion on a host of issues, including bilateral cooperation and strategic issues.
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Delhi for his two-day visit. The Russian premiere landed at Air Force Station in Palam and was received by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Later in the evening, PM Modi received Putin at his 7, Lok Kalyan Marg residence. Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter and extended a warm welcome to President of Russia.
"Welcome to India, President Putin. Looking forward to our deliberations, which will further enhance India-Russia friendship," the PM tweeted in Russian and English.
(Image source: Twitter)