“President Putin would be visiting New Delhi this year for the annual Summit. We hope to use the opportunity to outline a vision and roadmap for our relationship in the years ahead,” the ministry said in a statement on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) summit in Brazil.
Commenting on Modi’s meeting with Putin on the sidelines of the BRICS summit, the ministry said the prime minister “expressed deep appreciation for Russia’s long standing friendship and unstinting bilateral and international support for India's economic development and security”.
He “reaffirmed that relations with Russia will continue to enjoy the priority that they always had in India's foreign policy. He reaffirmed our intention to further deepen and broad-base the strategic partnership”, the ministry said.
The 6th BRICS Summit took place in Fortaleza and Brasilia on July 15-16.