Published On : Thu, Oct 4th, 2018

Putin in New Delhi, meets Modi before Friday summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin met Prime Minister Narendra Modi upon his arrival in New Delhi on Thursday evening.

‘Welcome to India, President Putin. Looking forward to our deliberations, which will further enhance India-Russia friendship,’ Modi tweeted with photos of him meeting Putin.

Earlier, the Russian President was received by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

‘Long standing and time-tested friendship. Upon his arrival in India for the #IndiaRussia Annual Bilateral Summit, @KremlinRussia_E Vladimir Putin was warmly received by EAM @SushmaSwaraj #DruzbaDosti,’ Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

The 19th India-Russia Annual Bilateral Summit will take place in New Delhi on Friday.