Putin and Modi discuss ties in phone call: Kremlin

Putin and Modi

Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have discussed ties, including trade, energy and space cooperation, during a phone call, the Kremlin says.

The two leaders also discussed the planned expansion of the BRICS group of emerging economies – comprising India, Russia, China, Brazil and South Africa – as well as the G20 summit, which New Delhi will host next month.

“Topical issues of Russian-Indian relations, which are progressively developing in the spirit of a particularly privileged strategic partnership, were considered [in the call],” the Kremlin said in a statement.

“The positive dynamics of trade and economic cooperation was affirmed,” it added.

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