New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met Russian President Vladimir Putin on his visit to Delhi and said that India-Russia ties are stronger than ever. “The relation between India and Russia is truly a unique and reliable model of interstate friendship,” PM Modi said while Putin called India a great power, a friendly nation, and a time-tested friend. The two leaders will hold the 21st annual India-Russia summit.Also Read - Delhi Schools Reopening: Decision Likely in Next DDMA Meeting. Check Latest Update Here

“Despite the challenges posed by COVID, there is no change in the pace of growth of India-Russia relations. Our special & privileged strategic partnership continues to become stronger,” PM Modi said. Also Read - Delhi COVID Situation Under Control, City to Record Less Than 5,000 Cases Today, Says Jain | Key Points

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In the last few decades, the world witnessed many fundamental changes and different kinds of geopolitical equations emerged but the friendship of India and Russia remained constant: PM Narendra Modi at meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin

The relation between India and Russia is truly a unique and reliable model of interstate friendship: PM Narendra Modi

We perceive India as a great power, a friendly nation, and a time-tested friend. The relations between our nations are growing and I am looking into the future: Russian President Vladimir Putin in meeting with PM Narendra Modi in Delhi

Currently, mutual investments stand at about 38 billion with a bit more investment coming from the Russian side. We cooperate greatly in military & technical sphere like no other country. We develop high technologies together as well as produce in India: Russian President

Naturally, we’re concerned about everything that has to do with terrorism. Fight against terrorism is also fight against drug trafficking & organized crime. With that regard, we are concerned about the developments of the situation in Afghanistan: Russian President Putin