India-Russia Summit: Military and economic cooperation discussed by PM Modi, President Putin

The key take-aways from the Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to New Delhi for the 21st annual India-Russia Summit.

India-Russia Summit: Military and economic cooperation discussed by PM Modi, President Putin
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes Russian President Vladimir Putin before a meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Dec. 6, 2021. Photographs by Rajeev Bhatt
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes Russian President Vladimir Putin at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Dec. 6, 2021.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with the Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi for the 21stIndia-Russia Summit on Monday evening.

Earlier in the day, the two countries had held their first-ever 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue during which the Indian Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar and the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had met with their Russian Counterparts to discuss issues of mutual interest. At the end of the talks, the two sides signed four agreements including a contract for the joint production of over 600,000 Russian AK-203 rifles in India and a 10 year defense cooperation pact.