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India-Russia Summit Highlights: I and President Putin never leave an opportunity to meet, says PM Modi

India and Russia signed S-400 missile defence systems deal worth $ 5 billion despite opposition from the United States

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: October 05, 2018 17:49 IST
PM Modi, President Putin addressing joint press conference

PM Modi, President Putin addressing joint press conference

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday held discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House. India and Russia signed S-400 missile defence systems deal worth $ 5 billion despite opposition from the United States which had slapped sanctions against China last week for a similar air defence deal with Russia. India, however, is going ahead with the S-400 deal with Russia because of the traditional friendship with Kremlin.

Here are the highlights:

04:45 pm: India-Russia trade rises 20 per cent in 2017-18. India most open economy in respect to FDI, says PM Modi. 

04:41 pm: We don't leave a chance to meet each other. The world is changing, but the friendship between India and Russia never changed: PM Modi at India-Russia Business Summit

02:50 pm: Russia’s ties with India strategic and deep, says President Putin

02:47 pm: We held discussions on many issues: President Putin

02:45 pm: India, Russia together on many issues: President Putin

02:42 pm: India gives priority to its relations with India. Russia has always been a part of India's growth story: PM Narendra Modi 

02:41 pm: New era in India-Russia ties: PM Modi

2:40 pm: India has deep ties with Russia, says PM Modi

02:38 pm: India, Russia sign 8 agreements

02:35 pm: PM Modi, President Putin address joint press conference

01:44 pm: Official announcement in this regard to be made soon: Sources

01:42 pm: India to buy 5 S-400 missile regiment from Russia that will cost RS 39,000 crore

01:40 pm:  India inks S-400 Triumf missiles deal with Russia: Sources

11:45 am: "A relationship radiating warmth and affection!" tweets MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar 

11:20 am: President Putin meets PM Modi at Hyderabad House

After landing in India on Thursday evening for a two-day visit, President Putin drove straight to PM Modi’s residence at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg for dinner. 

It was an informal meeting between the two leaders. President Putin’s formal engagements will begin today.

India and Russia are likely to sign 20 agreements during President Putin's visit in various areas including defence, space and energy.

President Vladimir Putin has arrived on a two-day visit for attending the 19th India-Russia annual bilateral summit.

A high-level Russian delegation has also arrived with President Putin for this summit.

President Putin is likely to address a joint press conference with PM Modi at around 1.30 pm.

Watch: President Putin to meet PM Modi today

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