In his departure statement prior to his visit to Russia, the Prime Minister said, “Greetings to the friendly people of Russia. I look forward to my visit to Sochi tomorrow and my meeting with President Putin. It is always a pleasure to meet him.
‘Am confident the talks with President Putin will further strengthen the Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership between India and Russia.”
Mr Modi will visit Russia’s summer beach resort city Sochi on Monday where he will hold an informal summit with Mr Putin.
After becoming Russia’s president for the fourth time, Mr Putin himself invited Mr Modi to visit Russia where both the leaders will hold informal talks.