Sochi :  Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, speaks to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a boat ride after their talks in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Monday, May 21, 2018. AP/ PTI(AP5_21_2018_000228B)
Sochi : Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, speaks to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a boat ride after their talks in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Monday, May 21, 2018. AP/ PTI(AP5_21_2018_000228B)

Sochi (Russia) : Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on Monday said that ties between India and Russia will continue to scale newer-heights following an informal summit he held with Russian President Vladimir Putin here.

“Extremely productive discussions with President Putin,” Modi tweeted.  “We reviewed the complete range of India-Russia relations as well as other global subjects,” he said.  “Friendship between India and Russia has stood the test of time.

 Our ties will continue to scale newer heights in the coming years.”  Earlier, Modi said that his informal summit with Putin will take bilateral ties to a new level.  “I am happy that today I got the opportunity to be a guest of President Putin and that too in Sochi,” Modi said after being received with a warm hug by Putin at his summer residence, Bocharev Creek, in this resort city on the Black Sea coast.  “Russia has always remained a true and fast friend of India,” he said.

 “We have been regularly holding bilateral meetings but I am grateful to President Putin for inviting me for an informal summit which has taken our relationship to a new level.”  On his part, Putin said that there is no need to explain Russian-Indian relations, since these have deep roots.

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