New Delhi: India and Russia on Wednesday agreed to have a 2+2 dialogue involving their foreign and defence ministers to add further momentum to the strategic partnership between the two countries.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a conversation with President Vladimir Putin on the evolving COVID-19 situation and thanked him for Russia’s help and support in India’s fight against the pandemic.
“Our cooperation on Sputnik-V vaccine will assist humanity in battling the pandemic,” Modi said in a tweet.
India is expected to receive a first batch of the Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 on May 1.
The two leaders also reviewed the diverse bilateral cooperation, especially in the area of space exploration and renewable energy, including in the hydrogen economy.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who visited India recently said the two countries are going to “deepen” military and technical cooperation.