Modi, Putin to sign 25 pacts at India-Russia summit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to attend the 5th Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostoc, Russia, as the chief guest between September 4 & September 6. During the visit, he will also hold the 20th India-Russia annual summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The two countries are likely to give a new impetus to military-technical cooperation and increase annual bilateral trade to US$ 30 billion by 2025. Focus will also be given to expanding existing civil nuclear cooperation. As many as 25 pacts across sectors such as defence, trade, investments, industrial cooperation, energy and connectivity corridors are likely to be signed at the summit.
“We expect that this highly anticipated meeting between President Putin and Prime Minister Modi will take the special and privileged partnership between the two countries to new heights,” Russian Ambassador Nikolay Kudashev noted.