Telephone conversation with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi 2020-03-25 18:20:00 Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of the Republic of India Narendra Modi, at the Indian side’s initiative. Ahead of the emergency virtual summit of G20 leaders to be held on March 26, Vladimir Putin and Narendra Modi discussed the latest developments around the coronavirus pandemic. Continuing their ongoing trust-based dialogue reflecting the special nature of the Russian-Indian strategic partnership, Vladimir Putin and Narendra Modi briefed each other on measures introduced in both countries to contain the spread of infection. Mutual appreciation was expressed for the efforts being taken to protect the health and safety of Russian citizens in India and Indian citizens in Russia. The two leaders agreed to strengthen coordination in the coronavirus response effort.