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Putin Wishes Success for India’s Lok Sabha Polls, Highlights Strong Ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed well-wishes for India’s upcoming Lok Sabha elections, emphasizing the enduring “traditional conventional friendly ties” between Moscow and New Delhi regardless of political changes. Putin made these remarks during a meeting with External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar, extending an invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Russia.

Putin, who acknowledged the ongoing global turmoil, noted that India and Russia’s relationship has been progressing positively. He expressed satisfaction with the incrementally advancing ties and conveyed a desire for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Russia. The Russian President, aware of India’s busy political schedule in the coming year, conveyed his hopes for continued friendly relations.

During the meeting, Putin disclosed that he had spoken with Prime Minister Modi about the developments in Ukraine, emphasizing India’s commitment to resolving the issue through peaceful means. He instructed Dr Jaishankar to convey his greetings to Prime Minister Modi and reiterated Russia’s eagerness to host him for discussions on relevant current issues.

India has consistently advocated for a diplomatic resolution to the Ukraine conflict and has engaged in discussions with both Russian and Ukrainian leaders. Despite global criticism and Western sanctions against Moscow, India has maintained its oil purchases from Russia, aligning with its national interest and resisting external pressures.

External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar emphasized India’s commitment to building relations globally while prioritizing actions that benefit the country. He highlighted the need to secure the best possible deals for Indian citizens amid high energy prices, echoing the sentiment that every country pursues its interests in managing global challenges.

Putin’s positive sentiments toward India’s political processes and the enduring friendship between the two nations underscore the robust diplomatic tie.

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