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Narendra Modi Birthday: Vladimir Putin Wishes PM as He Turns 70, Credits Him for Strategic Partnership

File picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (PTI)

Putin mentioned Narendra Modi’s work because the Indian Prime Minister has earned him the well-deserved respect of compatriots and excessive worldwide status.

  • Last Updated: September 17, 2020, 8:00 AM IST


Russian President Vladimir Putin has prolonged greetings to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 70th birthday, wishing him good well being, happiness, well-being and success. In a letter written to Modi that was shared with CNN-News18, Putin mentioned he values the sort, pleasant relations which have developed between the 2 over the previous few years. “Kindly accept my heartfelt congratulations on your 70th birth anniversary,” he wrote.

Paying compliments to Modi about his work, Putin mentioned his exercise because the Indian Prime Minister has earned him the well-deserved respect of compatriots and excessive worldwide status. “Under your leadership India is successfully moving along the path of socio-economic, scientific and technical development,” he mentioned.

Modi and Putin share a great private rapport that has additional strengthened the reliable India-Russia partnership. Modi was the primary world chief to talk to Putin and congratulate him in July after Russian voters accredited adjustments to the structure that can enable him to carry energy till 2036.

Russia has over the previous few months performed an important position in making an attempt to defuse tensions between India and China following the standoff alongside the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Last week, Moscow acted as a mediator at a trilateral assembly among the many overseas ministers of Russia, India, and China, bringing New Delhi and Beijing collectively following contemporary clashes in Ladakh.

Emphasising the pleasant relations between the 2 nations, Putin, in his letter, mentioned he appears ahead to persevering with the constructive dialogue with Modi and dealing intently collectively on topical problems with the bilateral and worldwide agenda.

“It is hard to overestimate your personal contribution to the strengthening of the special and privileged strategic partnership between our countries,” he added.

The shut ties with Russia can even assist India in its battle towards the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday, Russia’s sovereign wealth fund agreed to produce 10 crore doses of its coronavirus vaccine, Sputnik-V, to Indian drug firm Dr Reddy’s Laboratories.

Dr Reddy’s, one among India’s high pharmaceutical corporations, will perform Phase III scientific trials of the vaccine in India, pending regulatory approval, the Russian Direct Investment Fund mentioned in an announcement. The deal comes after the RDIF reached agreements with Indian producers to supply 30 crore doses of the vaccine in India.

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