Putin calls Modi to express condolence on Pulwama 

Putin calls Modi to express condolence on Pulwama 

Russian President Vladimir V Putin. Reuters file photo

Russian President Vladimir V Putin called Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and expressed his deep condolences on the Pulwama terrorist attack.

He also conveyed solidarity of the people of the Russian Federation with the people of India in the fight against terrorism.

Prime Minister thanked Russian President for Russia’s steadfast support for India’s efforts to protect its interests against cross-border terror attacks, and renewed India’s commitment to strengthening bilateral cooperation in countering terrorism as a pillar of privileged and special strategic partnership. Both leaders agreed that the concerned should stop all support to terrorism, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a press release.

Both the leaders also agreed that the growing cooperation between the two countries will take their Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership from strength to strength, it added.

Putin reiterated the invitation to Modi to attend the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok later this year. Prime Minister welcomed the invitation and underscored the significance of growing economic cooperation, including in the Russian Far East, between the two countries, stated the MEA.