Vastavam web: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin met here Friday for the 19th India-Russia annual bilateral summit during which they will deliberate on a host of bilateral, regional and global issues. “A relationship radiating warmth and affection! PM @narendramodi welcomed @KremlinRussia_E Vladimir Putin for the 19th India-Russia Annual Bilateral Summit continuing the series of fruitful engagements this year!” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted along with a picture of the two leaders at Hyderabad House.
A number of agreements, including the crucial USD 5 billion S-400 air missile defence system deal, are expected to be signed later in the day. Putin had a one-on-one meeting with the prime minister after his arrival here Thursday evening. Modi had hosted a private dinner for the visiting dignitary.