Putin hails high level of Russia-India strategic partnership
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia and India maintain a high strategic level of partnership, with close cooperation between the two countries’ defense ministries.
"Our Defense Ministries maintain very close contacts and cooperation. It speaks about a very high strategic level of our partnership," Putin said at a meeting with visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Russian president also hailed joint activities of the two countries in the area of foreign politics, in particular within the United Nations, BRICS (an association of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), TASS reported.