Pm Modi to take part in Eastern economic forum in Russia as Putin invites him as chief guest

Prime minister Narendra Modi is to take part in Eastern Economic Forum, Russia. This forum is going to be held in Vladivostok on 5 September, 2019. Pm Modi will take part in this economic forum as a chief guest and hold the annual bilateral summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. This is the 20th bilateral summit between the leaders of the two countries since the year 2000.

Eastern Economic Forum is an international forum held each year in Vladivostok, Russia, for the purpose of encouraging foreign investment in the Russian Far East.

On 8 January 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin called the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During the telephonic conversation, Putin invited Pm Modi to attend Eastern Economic Forum 2019 as a chief guest.

The main thing of this invitation was that Vladimir Putin had invited Pm Modi in January, 2019 as a chief guest before Loksabha Election. It means that Putin was confident that Pm Modi was getting second term as Prime minister of India.

The relationship between Moscow and New Delhi is not new. Russia has very good relations with India since the Soviet era. India buys most weapons from Russia. Despite pressure from USA, India has decided to buy the Russian-made S-400 air defense missile. In November, both countries had finalized the deal to buy a Russia-made missile. 

Russia has already supported India on Kashmir issue and said, “India’s decision (on Jammu and Kashmir) is a sovereign decision which is as per its Constitution. Our position on the issue is totally identical to India’s position.”

Russia has already awarded its highest state honour ‘Order of St Andrew the Apostle‘ to PM Narendra Modi for promoting bilateral special and privileged strategic partnership. 

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