India's unique security ties with Russia remain unaffected

While admitting that Indo-Russia ties in the area of trade and economy have not remained the same, the sources said the effort during the upcoming bilateral Summit would be to bring the relationship \"back on track\".

Published: 15th September 2016 08:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th September 2016 08:51 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: India's "unique security ties" with Russia remain unaffected by the growing Indo-US relationship, highly placed sources said here ahead of President Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to this country.

The strategic ties with Russia have been "persistent, continuous and critical" element of India's foreign policy policy, the sources said. Putin will arrive in India in mid-October for the five- nation BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) Summit to be held in Goa as well as annual Indo-Russia bilateral Summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

While admitting that Indo-Russia ties in the area of trade and economy have not remained the same, the sources said the effort during the upcoming bilateral Summit would be to bring the relationship "back on track".

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