India, Russia to celebrate 70 years of diplomatic ties in 2017

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New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) To mark 70 years of diplomatic ties between India and Russia next year, the two sides on Saturday announced a series of events spanning multiple fields following the annual bilateral summit held in Goa.

Diplomatic ties between the two countries will complete 70 years on April 13, 2017.

According to a statement issued by the External Affairs Ministry, India and Russia have decided to celebrate the milestone next year “in a befitting manner depicting the width and depth of multi-faceted relations that the two countries have spanning diverse fields including political, defence, energy, trade, economy, finance, investment, culture, education, think-tanks, science and technology, sports, youth, tourism, people-to-people” contact.

The announcement of the road map for the events was made during the signing of agreements between the two countries following delegation-level talks co-chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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