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Russian President Vladimir Putin shows PM Modi cutting edge technologies at shipyard | Updates

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Zvezda shipbuilding complex along with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday and interacted with the management and workers of the shipyard.

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Vladivostock (Russia) Updated on: September 04, 2019 14:19 IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Indian Prime
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, look at a model of a Leader nuclear-powered icebreaker as they visit the Zvezda shipyard in the town of Bolshoi Kamen, Russia

PM Modi, who arrived in Russia on a two-day visit during which he will hold summit talks with President Putin and attend the Eastern Economic Forum, is the first Indian prime minister to visit the Russian Far East Region. During his visit to the shipyard, Prime Minister Modi was accompanied by President Putin. The two leaders hugged and shook hands before their departure for Zvezda shipyard. Modi interacted with the management and workers of the shipyard.

Here are the live updates on PM Modi's visit to Russia: 

12:46 pm: Russia an integral friend, trustworthy partner of India, says PM Modi

12:36 pm: PM Narendra Modi impressed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who accompanied him to the shipyard. 

11:10 am: PM Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin on board a ship on their way to Zvezda shipbuilding complex, Vladivostok. In a special gesture, President Putin decided to accompany PM Modi. Both leaders discussed ways to deepen cooperation in shipbuilding. 

10:34 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Zvezda shipbuilding complex along with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Zvezda shipyard is being set up on the base of the Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center by a consortium of Rosneft, Rosneftegaz and Gazprombank. The shipyard will produce heavy tonnage ships, offshore platform elements, ice-class vessels, special vessels, and other marine equipment, according to the Russian news agency.

After their visit to the shipyard, the two leaders will hold the 20th India-Russia Annual Summit. Earlier, Modi was warmly welcomed at Vladivostok airport on his third bilateral visit to Russia.

06:41 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Russia Wednesday on a two-day visit during which he will hold summit talks with President Vladimir Putin and attend the Eastern Economic Forum. His visit to the Russian Far East Region is the first by an Indian prime minister. 
 
"Landed in Vladivostok, capital of the Russian Far East and the crossroads of a dynamic region. Looking forward to joining various programmes in this short but important visit," Modi tweeted at 05.09 am IST. Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted, "PM Narendra Modi was warmly welcomed at Vladivostok airport on his 3rd bilateral visit to Russia. Over the next 2 days, bilateral meeting with President Putin, participation at Eastern Economic Forum & meetings with other world leaders on the agenda."
 
In Vladivostok, Modi will attend the 5th Eastern Economic Forum as the chief guest at the invitation of President Putin. He will also hold the 20th India-Russia Annual Summit with Putin. Before departing for Russia, Modi said he looked forward to discussing regional and international issues of mutual interest with President Putin.
 
Modi also said his visit underlines the desire of the two countries to diversity and further strengthen bilateral relations. "I look forward to discussing with my friend President Putin the entire gamut of our bilateral partnership as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest," the prime minister said in his departure statement in New Delhi.
 
"I also look forward to meeting other global leaders attending the Eastern Economic Forum, and interacting with Indian Industry and business representatives participating in it," Modi said. The forum focuses on the development of business and investment opportunities in the Russian Far East Region, and presents enormous potential for developing close and mutually beneficial cooperation between India and Russia in the region, he said.
 
 
 
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