India, Russia to review bilateral ties ahead of Vladimir Putin’s visit

Vladimir Putin will be travelling to India in October for BRICS Summit and will also hold a bilateral Summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:September 12, 2016 8:51 pm

Ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit, India and Russia will review the status of bilateral ties on Tuesday as also lay the ground for next month’s Presidential visit.

The discussions will be part of the 22nd Session of the India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission (IRIGC-TEC) where External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will lead the Indian delegation, while Dmitry Olegovich Rogozin, Deputy Chairman, will head the Russian side.

Asserting that India and Russia share a special and privileged strategic partnership, External Affairs Ministry said Swaraj and Rogozin would review the work of various working groups and subgroups under the IRIGC-TEC mechanism and discuss the preparations for the forthcoming visit of Putin.

Putin will be travelling to India in October for BRICS Summit and will also hold a bilateral Summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation (IRIGC-TEC) provides a framework for review of a broad spectrum of bilateral issues covering trade, economic, scientific, educational and cultural cooperation.

The last meeting of the Commission was held in Moscow in October 2015.