Russia: At the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin is coming to India this year. The outline of their programs is being finalized, as both countries want to strengthen their strategic partnership.
Foreign Secretary Harshvardhan Shringla, who went on an official two-day visit to Moscow, gave information about this on Wednesday. This step has great importance in view of the recent developments in India’s relations with America and China.
India recently issued a warning to the US social media platforms not to take any action against violent protesters against India’s agricultural laws and other internal decisions.
The government alleges that violent protesters and those supporting them use social media platforms fiercely, and no action is taken even after the government warns the platforms.
However, after raising strong objections and issuing warnings on social media platforms by the Government of India, the platform has also claimed to close some accounts. At the same time, the Indian and Chinese forces are also trying to end the deadlock along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh. There has been a deadlock between the Indian and Chinese military for the last ten months.
Shringla expressed happiness over a visit to Russia and relations between the two countries.
Harsh Vardhan Shringla said in a video link from Moscow, stating the importance of his trip, “There is clearly a lot that is happening in the relationship.” This is a significant relationship for both countries. I think we will see some development in the next few months, which will strengthen the close and strategic partnership of both of us. “
Apart from this, Shringla said in a video posted on Twitter, “I am pleased to be here in the beautiful Moscow city. This is my first trip outside India in the new year. My visit at the time of the Kovid epidemic is a sign of how much we value our relations with Russia. “
He added, “I believe this will be a significant discussion. Shringla said that he will also meet academics and media people and will try to get to know the culture of Russia more closely. ” He said, ‘Overall, I believe that we are on the right track to see how we can advance the already strong relationship and the powerful strategic partnership between India and Russia.
‘Foreign Secretary Shringla holds excellent discussions with Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister.’
In New Delhi, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday that Foreign Secretary Shringla is visiting Moscow at the invitation of Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov of Russia. The Foreign Ministry had said, “The Foreign Secretary will participate in the next round of talks with the Deputy Foreign Minister Morgulov in the India-Russia Foreign Office. During this meeting, both sides will review the entire bilateral relationship, including an exchange in the upcoming high-level meetings. “
The Indian Embassy in Moscow said in a tweet that during the meeting, Foreign Secretary Shringla had a thoughtful discussion with Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Morgulov on bilateral relations, cooperation in multilateral forums, and regional and global issues of mutual interest. Shringla and Morgulov, who arrived here on their first foreign trip this year, also reviewed the preparations for the next high-level meetings, including the annual bilateral summit.
What is the significance of this first visit of the Foreign Secretary in Moscow?
The Indian Foreign Secretary and the Russian Foreign Minister also discussed the partnership between the two countries in the United Nations and the United Nations Security Council. Simultaneously, the two sides discussed the issue of Afghanistan besides the joint efforts of the corona epidemic and the corona vaccine distribution. Shringla is also giving a speech on ‘India-Russia relations’ at the prestigious diplomatic academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
The Ministry of External Affairs has said in a statement that despite the situation created in the wake of the epidemic, India and Russia have maintained the momentum of the unique and privileged strategic partnership between the two countries. The importance of the Foreign Secretary’s first foreign visit to Moscow this year is the importance that India attaches to its close and friendly relations with the Russian Federation.