India’s close and time-tested relationship with Russia stands on its own merits and is not affected by Moscow’s relations with other countries, the government said on Thursday.
Speaking at the weekly press briefing, Foreign Ministry (MEA) spokesman Arindam Bagchi said: “India’s close, time-tested and strategic relationship with Russia stands on its own merits and is not affected by relations with other countries. “
Speaking on Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s visit to India, the Foreign Ministry spokesman said: “The visit of the Russian Foreign Minister was a good opportunity to renew and review our privileged partnership. A wide range of issues were discussed. Gone. “
Mr. Bagchi, however, did not comment on Russia’s supply of defense equipment to Pakistan.
Lavrov recently embarked on a two-day visit to India. According to the MEA, the visit provided a unique opportunity to discuss important aspects of bilateral relations, review preparations for the next India-Russia annual summit, and discuss regional and international issues of mutual interest.
He gave the foreign minister, Dr. Also held delegation level talks with S. Jaishankar.
“Our bilateral cooperation remains energetic and forward-looking. We talked about long-term partnerships in the nuclear space and defense sectors. We positively assess our economic cooperation, looking at new opportunities in the Russian economic sphere. We have received international answers. – Talked of connectivity including South. Transport Corridor and Chennai-Vladivostok Maritime Corridor, “said Mr. Jaishankar.
During his visit, Lavrov said that he did not discuss the issue of US pressure or sanctions on the sale of the S-400 to India, saying that if Washington pressures any country, we know that reciprocal Will react.