Modi reaffirms time-tested ties with Russia

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New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reaffirmed India’s time-tested ties with Moscow when Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin called on him here.

“Prime Minister Modi described Russia as a time-tested and reliable friend and reaffirmed the shared commitment with President (Vladimir) Putin to expand, strengthen and deepen bilateral engagement across all domains,” a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office said.

“He recalled his recent meeting with President Putin in Tashkent in June and via video-link for dedication of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1 at the beginning of this month,” it stated.

On his part, Rozogin conveyed Putin’s greetings to Modi and briefed him on the progress in ongoing projects between India and Russia.

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Modi said that India was eagerly awaiting Putin’s visit to India later this year.



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