India-Russia summit live updates: MEA press conference on Modi-Putin meeting underway

On the trade and investment side, there are some specific plans which include long-term corporation in the areas of inland waterways, fertilizers, coking coals, steel, skilled manpower. Coking coals emerged as an important area of corporation: Shringla

Enhancing bilateral trade and investment figured prominently in the talks. This year, we’ve noticed an encouraging trend of growth in our trades compared to last year. Both sides are looking forward to continued increase in trade and investment trajectory

Harsh Vardhan Shringla, foreign secretary

PM Modi thanked President Putin for the welfare of Indian community in Russia, especially during Covid pandemic. Both leaders discussed the need for mutual recognition of vaccine certification to enable easier travel by our citizens to each other’s countries: FS HV Shringla

President Putin’s visit is short but highly productive & substantive. There were excellent discussions between the two leaders. 28 agreements/MoUs were concluded during this visit. These agreements include those between Govt to Govt and business to business: Shringla (ANI)

The fact that Russian President Vladimir Putin decided to visit India for our annual summit is an indication of the importance he attaches to the bilateral relationship and his personal rapport with PM Narendra Modi: Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla