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Russian President Vladimir Putin to go to India on December 6 for annual bilateral summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin will go to India on December 6 for the annual bilateral summit, the Ministry of Exterior Affairs’ official spokesperson Arindam Bagchi stated on Friday.
Concurrently, Russian International Minister Sergey Lavrov and Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu will go to India to carry the inaugural ‘2+2’ ministerial dialogue between the 2 international locations on December 6, the Russian embassy has stated.
Lavrov and Shoigu may also maintain talks with Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
Putin will maintain summit talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Modi-Putin summit is anticipated to supply particular outcomes in additional increasing ties in areas of defence, commerce and power.

It’s learnt that the 2 sides are going to agency up various agreements within the areas of defence, commerce and funding, and science and know-how on the summit.
A framework for military-technical cooperation is about to be renewed for the subsequent decade on the summit moreover saying a joint fee on know-how and science.
India and Russia have additionally reached the ultimate part of negotiation for a logistics help settlement and it’s prone to be signed both throughout the two-plus-two talks or on the summit.
The pact will enable militaries of the 2 international locations to make use of one another’s bases for restore and replenishment of provides, moreover facilitating scaling up of general defence cooperation.

“On December 6, Russian International Minister Sergey Lavrov along with Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu will maintain talks in New Delhi with their Indian counterparts S Jaishankar and Rajnath Singh,” a spokesperson of the embassy stated. He stated it’s anticipated that the ministers could have in-depth discussions of the important thing regional and worldwide points together with the state of affairs within the Asia-Pacific area and developments in Afghanistan and Syria.
The spokesperson stated the 2 sides are additionally anticipated to change views on interplay throughout the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and Russia-India-China (RIC) trilateral.
“In future, consultations on this format are meant to be organised regularly, alternately in Russia and India,” the spokesperson stated.

India has the ‘2+2’ ministerial format of dialogue with only a few international locations together with the US, Japan and Australia.
The summit was postponed final yr due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Each the international locations have a mechanism underneath which India’s prime minister and the Russian president maintain a summit assembly yearly to assessment the complete gamut of ties. To date, 20 Annual Summit conferences have taken place alternatively in India and Russia.

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