Vladimir Putin: Mr Prime Minister, esteemed Indian colleagues, friends, allow me to welcome you once again to Moscow.
The Indian Prime Minister’s official visit to Russia is without doubt a major event in Russian-Indian relations this year. Almost a year has gone by since our last summit, which was held in your country. This year has seen a lot of substantial work take place to implement the agreements that we reached in New Delhi.
Both yesterday and today we held talks with the Prime Minister, and these talks reaffirm our conviction that this visit will serve as an important milestone in strengthening the strategic partnership between our two countries, between India and the Russian Federation.