The discussion focused on current issues of developing Russian-Indian relations of specially privileged strategic partnership. Both sides expressed satisfaction with various successes in practical interaction in such areas as cooperation in trade and the economy, science and technology, energy, transport and logistics, as well as cooperation in Russia’s Far East.
Vladimir Putin and Narendra Modi expressed interest in further stepping up mutually beneficial bilateral ties and wished each other every success at the upcoming elections – presidential election in Russia and the general election in India.
On January 1, the Russian Federation assumed chairmanship of BRICS. In this context, both leaders emphasised their readiness to closely coordinate their approaches to the BRICS agenda. According to Narendra Modi, India intends to help implement the goals and objectives of Russia’s chairmanship. The leaders also touched on several other international issues, including the situation around Ukraine.
Vladimir Putin and Narendra Modi agreed to continue their personal contact.