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Fortaleza (Brazil) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Russian President, Vladimir Putin during a meeting at Fortaleza. PTI Photo by Subhav Shukla

Fortaleza (Brazil) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Russian President, Vladimir Putin during a meeting at Fortaleza. PTI Photo by Subhav Shukla

PM meets Putin; favours broadening of strategic partnership

Fortaleza, Jul 16 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has
favoured broadening of the special and privileged strategic
partnership with Russia in nuclear, defence and energy sectors
and invited President Vladimir Putin to visit Kudankulam
atomic power project during his trip in December.
The two leaders met for 40 minutes on the sidelines of
the BRICS summit here late last night after their Monday
meeting was deferred because of Putin's engagements in
Brazil's capital Brasilia.
"Talked about strengthening Russia-India ties in my
meeting with President Putin. We value our friendship with
Russia," Modi tweeted after his meeting with Putin as the
Prime Minister.
Putin congratulated Modi on his great victory in the
recent elections.
Modi, who has met Putin in 2001 in Moscow, said that
India's ties with Russia is a time-tested relationship and he
appreciates that it has been so since early independence.
He expressed deep appreciation for Russia's friendship
and unstinting bilateral and international support for India's
economic development and security since India's independence.
Speaking in Hindi, he remarked, "Even a child in India if
asked to say who is India's best friend will reply it is
Russia because Russia has been with India in times of crisis."
"The Prime Minister conveyed his sincere appreciation and
admiration for President Putin's decisive leadership in
deepening and expanding the India-Russia special and
privileged strategic partnership," said a statement issued by
the Prime Minister's Office.
He said India is committed to taking the relationship
forward and the focus is to broaden the strategic partnership
including in the areas of defence, nuclear energy, space,
energy, trade and investment, people-to-people contacts and
addressing regional and global challenges. PTI