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An old friend is better than two new friends: says Modi after meeting Russian PM


Benaulim: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appreciated the friendship between India and Russia and said an old friend is better than ‘two new friends’, after meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin who is currently visiting India.

Putin is currently in India to take part in the BRICS summit.

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“Since the last two Annual Summits, the journey of our partnership has seen renewed focus and drive. President Putin and I have just concluded an extensive and useful conversation on the entire spectrum of our engagement. The highly productive outcomes of our meeting clearly establish the special and privileged nature of our strategic partnership,” Modi said after the meeting.

He said: “We have also agreed to work on an annual military industrial conference that will allow stakeholders on both sides to institute and push collaboration.”

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Modi said Russia and India both affirmed the need for zero tolerance in dealing with terrorists and their supporters.

“We deeply appreciate Russia’s understanding and support of our actions to fight cross-border terrorism that threatens our entire region. We both affirmed the need for zero tolerance in dealing with terrorists and their supporters,” the Indian PM said.

India is hosting a meeting of BRICS nations in Goa where the two leaders met on Saturday.

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