India’s Covid surge, Sputnik-V vaccine figure in talks b/w Modi and Putin

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New Delhi (NVI) As India battles the second wave of Covid-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today had a conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin and thanked him for Russia’s help and support in fighting the pandemic.

“Had an excellent conversation with my friend President Putin today. We discussed the evolving COVID-19 situation, and I thanked President Putin for Russia’s help and support in India’s fight against the pandemic,” PM Modi said in a tweet.

The two leaders are reviewed diverse bilateral cooperation, especially in the area of space exploration and renewable energy sector, including in hydrogen economy. “Our cooperation on Sputnik-V vaccine will assist humanity in battling the pandemic,” PM said in a series of tweets.

“To add further momentum to our strong strategic partnership, President Putin and I have agreed to establish a 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue between our Foreign and Defence Ministers,” he added.