Russian President has arrived in India

Saturday, 15 October, 2016 - 10:00

A two-day visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin has begun the meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs of India Vikas Swarup considered this meeting as a very fruitful discussion on various issues.

Before the official start of the summit of the BRICS, Russia and India were planning to sign more than 20 agreements, with the main part of them concerning the strategic areas such as defense and nuclear cooperation, including delivery of advanced S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to New Delhi.

An agreement to build frigates for the Indian Navy is also expected to be signed, as well as a deal to set up a joint venture in India to build multi-task Kamov-226 helicopters.

Indian Ambassador in Moscow Pankaj Saran said: «It is more than a relationship. It is a partnership and very justifiably it has been described by the two leaders as both special and privileged, as well as, of course, strategic». The Ambassador also added: «It is very deep and very intense and it is poised to grow even further».