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Keen to expand ties with “time-tested” friend Russia: Modi

PM shared commitment with President (Vladimir) Putin to expand, strengthen and deepen bilateral engagement across all domains,” a statement issued by PMO said

Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed Russia a “time-tested” and “reliable friend” of India, during his meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.

“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 PMO said.

The statement also said that Modi 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.

Rogozin also conveyed Russian President’s greetings to the PM.

During his conversation with Rogozin, Modi also informed him that the country is eagerly awaiting Putin’s visit to New Delhi.

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