NEW DELHI: In the first high-level interaction between India and Russia after Narendra Modi Government took over at the Centre, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry O Rogozin on Wednesday discussed crucial bilateral issues, including matters related to trade and energy security.
Rogozin, who arrived here on a two-day visit, is understood to have discussed the preparations for the annual summit between Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin, which is scheduled for later this year.
The Russian Deputy PM would call on Modi on Thursday. He is also scheduled to meet Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval.
Besides issues related to economic cooperation and energy security, the deal for the third and fourth reactors of Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) also figured in the talks.