Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephonic conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin this evening. They discussed the evolving COVID-19 situation. Mr Modi thanked President Putin for Russia’s help and support in India’s fight against the pandemic. The Leaders also reviewed the diverse bilateral cooperation, especially in the area of space exploration and renewable energy sector, including in the hydrogen economy.
In a tweet, Mr Modi said, our cooperation on Sputnik-V vaccine will assist humanity in battling the pandemic. To add further momentum to the strong strategic partnership, President Putin and Mr Modi have agreed to establish a 22 Ministerial Dialogue between the Foreign and Defence Ministers.