India and Russia both are against “outside influence” in the internal matters of any nation, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said this while he met Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday and attend the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF),
Narendra Modi visited Russia on a two-day visit ,bilateral meeting with President Putin and he also attend the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), Additionally he is the first Indian prime minister to visit to the Russian Far East Region.
During this they discussed about the cooperation in trade and investment, Mining, oil and gas, nuclear energy, tourism, defence,security, space and maritime connectivity.
“We both are against outside influence in the internal matters of any nation,” Narenrda Modi said. His remarks came against the tension between India and Pakistan after New Delhi revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.India has categorically told the international community that the scrapping of Article 370 of the Constitution was an internal matter of India itself and also advised Pakistan to accept the reality of J&K.
Russia has backed India’s take on J&K, saying that the changes in the status are within the framework of the Indian Constitution.
The two leaders had a talks at the India-Russia 20th Annual Summit aimed at strengthening the special and privileged relationship between the two sides. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said a proposal has been made to have a maritime route between Chennai and Vladivostok. A Memorandum of Intent was signed between India and Russia on the development of maritime communications between Chennai and Vladivostok.
“Due to the increasing localisation of nuclear plants being formed with the cooperation of Russia in India, we are also developing a true partnership in this field,” he said. “The India-Russia friendship is not restricted to their respective capital cities. We have put people at the core of this relationship,” he added.He also said that Russia will help train Indian astronauts for the manned space mission — the Gaganyaan project.
The two sides signed 15 agreements/MoUs in areas such as defence, air, and maritime connectivity, energy, natural gas, petroleum and trade.
“The friendship and support between both the countries is growing with full speed…Our special and privileged strategic partnership has not only benefited our countries but also it has been used for the development of the people,” Modi said.
“Both of us have taken our relationship to a new level based on cooperation and support which has resulted in not only quantitative changes but qualitative changes as well,” Modi said.
On his part, Putin said India is one of the key partners of Russia and the relationship between the two states is of “strategic and special privileged nature”.
Underlining the cooperation between India and Russia in technical and military areas, Putin said, “We are successfully implementing our bilateral programme on military and technical cooperation up to 2020. We are working to update it to extend to another 10 years.”
Modi expressed his gratitude to President Putin and people of Russia. And also posted on Instagram about his journey and friendship with Russian President.