Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted Russian President Vladimir Putin on his birthday today on phone and expressed his keenness to welcome President Putin in India, as soon as possible after the normalization of the public health situation.
“Both leaders agreed to remain in touch over the coming days, including on the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister expressed his keenness to welcome President Putin in India, as soon as possible after the normalisation of the public health situation,” said a press release.
“Prime Minister recalled his long association and friendship with His Excellency Putin, and appreciated the personal role that the latter has played in nurturing the Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership between the two nations,” added the release.
Spoke to my friend President Vladimir Putin @KremlinRussia_E to greet him on his birthday today. Appreciated his immense personal contribution to strengthening the Special & Privileged Strategic Partnership between India and Russia, tweeted PM Modi.
Vladimir Putin who turned 68 today reiterated his commitment to further strengthen the special and privileged strategic partnership.
Historically India and Russia have enjoyed a very special relationship which has been further strengthened by Putin and Modi especially in regard to the defense ties.