President Vladimir Putin has advocated increasing bilateral cooperation between the two countries amid rumors of a rift in India-Russia relations. He expressed hope that next year, Russia and India will continue to work towards resolving topical issues related to regional and global agendas, as well as to pursue constructive bilateral cooperation.
Putin wishes the new year
Putin, in his Christmas and New Year greeting message to President Ramnath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said that Russia and India are associated with privileged strategic partnership relations that progress with full confidence despite this year’s troubles and problems, including the coronavirus epidemic. Have been.
Both countries will maintain political dialogue
According to a statement issued by the Kremlin, President Putin stressed that the two countries maintain a broad political dialogue and are in favor of joint projects in various fields. A few days ago, many questions were raised over the date of the India-Russia summit being put forward.
Several questions arose from the postponement of the India-Russia summit
Several reports claimed that India is now giving less importance to Russia due to its proximity to the US. This is the first time since 2000 that the summit between India and Russia has been deferred. However, the Foreign Ministry of India and the Russian Ambassador to Delhi denied these reports, saying that the conference was postponed due to the coronavirus.
Russia is a big ally of India
Russia and India are not only allies, but their relationship is far ahead of the alliance. The two countries are not neighbors and there have not been major conflicts of interest in the past. In recent times, strategic relations between Moscow and New Delhi have also remained stable. The India-Russia relationship is one of a special and privileged strategic partnership. Leadership changes in the two countries have also never affected their close ties. The annual Russia-India summit for the last 20 years is a testimony to this harmony.