New Delhi: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met with the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Rogozin on Tuesday to strengthen bilateral ties between the two nations.
“Strengthening a special and privileged strategic partnership. Deputy PM of Russia, D Rogozin meets with NSA Ajit Doval,” tweeted Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup.
India’s relation with Russia is a key pillar of our nation’s foreign policy and Russia has been a longstanding time-tested partner of India.
Since the signing of “Declaration on the India-Russia Strategic Partnership” in October 2000, India-Russia ties have acquired a qualitatively new character with enhanced levels of cooperation in almost all areas of the bilateral relationship including political, security, trade and economy, defence, science and technology and culture.
Under the Strategic Partnership, several institutionalized dialogue mechanisms operate at both political and official levels to ensure regular interaction and follow up on cooperation activities. During the visit of the Russian President to India in December 2010, the Strategic Partnership was elevated to the level of a ‘Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership.’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the Russian President on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Fortaleza in Brazil in July last year and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ahead of the 9th East Asia Summit in Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar) in November, 2014.
President Pranab Mukherjee participated in the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of victory in the World War II on May 9, 2015 in Moscow, and on the sidelines held a bilateral meeting with President Putin. (ANI)
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