(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) The Big Picture: India-Russia 2+2 dialogue

(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) The Big Picture: India-Russia 2+2 dialogue

Topic: India-Russia 2+2 dialogue


  • Dr. Sreeram Chaulia, (Foreign Affairs Expert)
  • Vishnu Prakash, (Former Ambassador)

Topic Description:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for extending help and support to India in its fight against COVID-19.

In a telephonic conversation with the Russian President, PM Modi said the prompt Russian support to India was a symbol of our enduring partnership.

Russia has sent more than 22 tons of humanitarian aid to India, which include oxygen-producing equipment, artificial lung ventilation devices, medical monitors and medicine packages.

In his conversation with the Prime Minister, President Putin expressed solidarity with the people of India and assured that Russia would extend all possible support to respond to the crisis.

Besides, the two leaders also reviewed the diverse bilateral cooperation between both countries and agreed to establish a 2+2 ministerial dialogue between foreign ministers and defence ministers to add further momentum to the bilateral strategic partnership.

Russia will only be the fourth country with which India has such a mechanism of a 2+2 dialogue - the others being the US, Japan and Australia.

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Courtesy: RSTV