According to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India-Russia relationship has stood the test of time
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that the India-Russia alliance has weathered the test of time, and that the two nations can work together to ensure global energy market stability. Modi underlined the "strong" cooperation between the two nations during the Covid-19 pandemic, especially in the vaccination programme, in his virtual address to the plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) being held in the Russian city of Vladivostok.
He praised President Vladimir Putin's ambition for the development of Russia's Far East and said India would be a trusted partner in achieving it. The prime minister said there is huge possibility for Indian expertise to contribute to the development of the Russian Far East, noting that India has a talented and dedicated workforce and that the Far East is rich in resources. He recalled his journey to Vladivostok in 2019 to attend the event, as well as India's commitment to a "Act Far East strategy" at the time.
“President Putin, I recall our lengthy discussion on the boat from Vladivostok to Zvezda during my visit in 2019.” You had shown me the modern shipbuilding facility at Zvezda and expressed your wish that India would join this magnificent undertaking. Today, I am pleased to announce that Mazagon Docks Limited, one of India's largest shipyards, will collaborate with Zvezda on the construction of some of the world's most important commercial ships,” he said.