Telephone conversation with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi 2020-09-17 15:00:00 During the telephone conversation, Vladimir Putin extended his warm greetings to Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on his 70th birthday. The two leaders reaffirmed their mutual interest in further strengthening multifaceted Russian-Indian relations in line with the Declaration on Strategic Partnership, a document that marks its 20th anniversary this year. They also touched upon practical aspects of bilateral ties, including joint efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Narendra Modi thanked Vladimir Putin for the birthday greetings and expressed satisfaction with the work Russia has been doing as part of its current SCO presidency and BRICS chairmanship. They agreed to maintain their contacts. * * * Earlier, the President sent Narendra Modi a message of greeting.