Putin Intends to Strengthen Cooperation with India
Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent congratulations to India's President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the 70th anniversary of the country's independence, the Kremlin press service reported on Tuesday.
In his message, Vladimir Putin spoke highly of India's achievements in the economic and social areas. The Russian president also noted the Delhi's significant influence on the international relations.
"Russian-Indian ties have always been based on the principles of friendship and mutual respect. We have accumulated extensive experience of fruitful bilateral cooperation in all areas and coordination of efforts in tackling important regional and global issues", the Russian leader stressed.
According to him, Russia is ready to continue joint work to strengthen privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India for the benefit of the two countries' friendly peoples and in line with ensuring international stability and security.