Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in India
OREANDA-NEWS Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in New Delhi. Within the framework of this visit, the President is scheduled to hold talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indian President RAM Nath Covind. This information is reported on the official website of the Kremlin.
At the airport, Putin was met by a company of the guard of honor, represented by three tribes of India - land (elite mountain parts of Gurkhas), sailors in full dress and pilots, which is designed to demonstrate the highest degree of respect for the guest.
Putin in New Delhi met a very elegant Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj.
During the dinner, the leaders are expected to exchange views on international and bilateral issues. The meeting will take place on the lawn at the residence of the Prime Minister of India.
"As expected, during the Russian-Indian consultations, the key aspects of the further development of the bilateral privileged strategic partnership, topical international and regional issues will be considered," the report said. Following the talks, the parties will sign a number of documents on cooperation.
In addition, Putin and modi will participate in the Russian-Indian business forum, as well as meet with pupils of the Russian educational center "Sirius" and gifted children from India.
Earlier it became known that Moscow and New Delhi agreed to conclude a contract for the supply to India of anti-aircraft missile systems S-400. According to the assistant to the President of Russia Yury Ushakov, the document will be signed during Putin's visit. "The amount of this transaction is somewhere more than $5 billion," Ushakov said.
The decision to purchase Russian anti-aircraft missile systems by India was made against the background of the US repeatedly warned of sanctions for the purchase of S-400. In particular, on August 30, the adviser to the head of the us defense Ministry for security in Asia and the Pacific Randall Shriver said that Washington will not make an exception for new Delhi on this issue.