The Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation General Nikolay Patrushev will hold talks with National Security Adviser Ajit Doval in New Delhi on the situation in Afghanistan today. In a statement, Ministry of External Affairs said, Nikolay Patrushev is on a two-day visit to India at the invitation of Mr Doval, for High Level India-Russia Inter-Governmental Consultations on Afghanistan. The Russian Secretary of the Security Council is also expected to call on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the External Affairs Minister Dr S.Jaishankar today.
The Consultations are a follow-up to the telephone conversation between Prime Minister Modi and President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on 24th of last month. The two leaders had expressed the view that it was important for the two strategic partners to work together and instructed their senior officials to remain in touch on Afghanistan.