Russia is India’s old-time friend : Modi

“Russia is India’s old-time friend. We share long-standing historical ties, and Mr President is my personal friend, and a friend of India… Russia and you specifically always played a very important role in my political career. In 2001, when I served as Chief Minister of Gujarat, I made my first visit to Russia with Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. And you were the first international leader I met as Chief Minister. Moscow and you yourself marked the beginning of my career.”

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Russian President Vladimir Putin at their first informal summit in the sea resort of Sochi on May 21, 2018

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