Putin ally meets India’s Modi in New Delhi

  • A close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on 29 Mar to discuss the two countries’ “mutual interests”, Russian news agencies reported.
  • Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of Russia’s influential Security Council, was in India for a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, a regional group which brings together Russia, India, China and a number of states from across central Asia.
  • Patrushev and Modi discussed “issues of Russian-Indian bilateral cooperation and mutual interest,” Russia’s Security Council said in a readout cited by Russian news agencies after the meeting, without providing further details.
  • While India has called for peace in Ukraine, it has benefited from the war’s fallout for global energy prices by snapping up oil that Russia has been forced to sell at a discount because of Western sanctions.

External Link : https://www.reuters.com/world/putin-ally-meets-indias-modi-new-delhi-2023-03-29/