PM Modi Arrives in Moscow for Annual Summit

PM Modi Arrives in Moscow for Annual Summit

PM Modi arrived in Moscow for the 22nd India-Russia Annual Summit, marking the beginning of his two-day visit to Russia. In 2019, he received Russia’s highest state honour, the “Order of the Holy Apostle Andrew the First.”

Indian diaspora people gathered at The Carlton Hotel to greet him with Indian flags, posters and shouts of “Modi Modi.” Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Denis Manturov met him. To commemorate his arrival, performers dressed in Indian garb performed.

President Vladimir Putin invited Modi, who stated that he was looking forward to strengthening the “Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership” between Russia and India. In a post on X, he expressed his joy and stressed the value of closer bonds for reciprocal gain. PM Modi and President Putin are scheduled to meet to talk about issues in the region and bilateral relations.

Austria is one of the two countries on the trip that includes this stop. Modi underlined the need to fortify ties with Russia and Austria, two nations with which India has a long-standing affinity. Following his visit to Moscow, PM Modi will make his first trip to Austria in forty years. He is excited to meet with Chancellor Karl Nehammer and President Alexander Van der Bellen in Austria.