Vladimir Putin India visit Live updates: Friendship between India, Russia never changed, says PM Narendra Modi

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Vladimir Putin India visit Live updates: India and Russia today signed 8 key pacts after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and and visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin held wide-ranging talks during the 19th India-Russia Annual Bilateral Summit here.

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Vladimir Putin India visit Live updates: India and Russia today signed 8 key pacts after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and and visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin held wide-ranging talks during the 19th India-Russia Annual Bilateral Summit here. In a joint statement issued after the talks at Hyderabad House, PM Modi said that today’s talks with Putin have given a new direction to Indo-Russia strategic partnership. He exuded confidence that the special strategic partnership between India and Russia will achieve new heights. Modi informed that Russia has “committed full support to India’s first manned space mission Gaganyaan”. India has set the 2022 deadline for country’s first human space flight.

Meanwhile, official sources told The Financial Express that India and Russia also signed an agreement on the purchase of the $5 billion S-400 Triumf missile system despite the US warning. The US had warned that it will impose sanctions on countries doing business with Russia, Iran and North Korea under the new law – Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).

Speaking later, President Putin said that Moscow will step up cooperation with New Delhi in fighting the menace of terrorism and drug trafficking. Putin added that he also informed the Prime Minister about the prevailing situation in Syria and discussed the US sanctions on Iran. Last month, Washington had imposed sanctions on China for buying fighter jets and S-400 missile system.

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    17:19 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    India, Russia friends in the field of nuclear energy: PM Modi

    Our countries are like friends in the field of nuclear energy. Now we don't only buy & sell technology. We can also work together for the production of these products in India. In defense also, we can manufacture here under 'Make In India': PM Modi at India-Russia Business Summit.

    16:37 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    Friendship between India, Russia never changed: PM Narendra Modi

    We (PM Modi & Russian President Vladimir Putin) don't leave a chance to meet each other. The world is changing, but the friendship between India and Russia never changed: PM Modi at India-Russia Business Summit

    16:27 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    Need to bring scientific temper: PM Modi

    "We need to bring scientific temper in us; the rise of mankind is only possible because of innovations and challenges," Prime Minister Narendra Modi SAID, while speaking with school children from Russia.

    16:22 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    Modi, Putin at India-Russia Business Summit

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russia President Vladimir Putin at India-Russia Business Summit

    15:59 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    India, Russia agree to develop 6 nuclear power plant projects

    India and Russia signed a pact on Friday to develop six nuclear power projects in India, following summit talks between their leaders in New Delhi. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also agreed to cooperate on India's plan for a manned space mission.

    15:23 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    Putin, Modi meet children
    15:06 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    Putin, Modi discuss Syria crisis, US sanctions against Iran

    Putin said that he also informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the prevailing situation in Syria that is in the grip of civil war. He said that the US sanctions on Iran also figured during the talks.

    15:02 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    Russia to step up cooperation in combating terrorism: Putin

    Russian President Putin said that he told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Moscow will step up cooperation with New Delhi in combating the menace of terrorism and drug trafficking. 

    15:00 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    Russia to help India in first manned space mission

    The 8 pacts signed between India and Russia today include one on the Russian cooperation in launching India's first manned space mission. Prime Minister told reporters that "Russia has committed full support to India's first manned space mission Gaganyaan". India has set the 2022 deadline for country's first human space flight.

    14:53 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    India, Russia special strategic partnership to achieve new heights: PM

    The Prime Minister also noted that the talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin have given new direction to Indo-Russia strategic partnership. He exuded confidence that the special strategic partnership between India and Russia will achieve new heights.

    14:48 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    India, Russia to continue cooperation in fighting terrorism: PM Modi

    PM Modi noted that India and Russia have mutual benefits in supporting struggle against terrorism, Afghanistan and Indo-Pacific events, climate change; organisations like SCO, BRICS, G20 & ASEAN. "We have agreed to continue cooperation to these international organisations," the Prime Minister said.

    14:43 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    PM Modi says 'deals to further strengthen India-Russia ties'

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India values its ties with Russia. In a statement issued here after the talks, Modi said that he and Putin held discussions on key issues. He said that the deals signed between India and Russia during the 19th Annual Bilateral Summit will further strengthen the ties between the two nations.

    14:37 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    India, Russia sign 8 agreements

    India and Russia today a total of 8 deals during the 19th Annual Bilateral Summit here.

    14:25 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    India third country to have S-400 Triumf missile

    After the signing of the deal on purchase of S-400 Triumf missile, India has become the third country in the world to have the long-range surface-to-air missile defence system. The system is already operational in Russia and under induction in China.  CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    14:07 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    S-400 deployed in Syria by Russia in 2015

    Russia had in 2015 deployed the missile in Syria to guard its own and Syrian naval and air assets. Several units have also been stationed in the Crimean peninsula. Meanwhile, there are media reports that Turkey and Saudi Arabia are among others negotiating for the S-400. Also, Iraq and Qatar have reportedly shown interest in procuring the system from Russia.

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    13:46 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    Latest visuals from Hyderabad House
    13:15 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    India to get US waiver: Ex-envoy

    According to Ashok Sajjanhar, president, Institute of Global Studies and Former Ambassador of India to Kazakistan, Sweden and Latvia, who is now a foreign policy analyst, the US will grant a waiver to India. “The US Congress wants to punish Russia for its actions on various counts like interfering in the American election process and the Ukraine situation,” Sajjanhar said.

    12:47 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    India, Russia sign deal for purchase of S-400 missile system

    India and Russia today signed a deal for the purchase of S-400 missile system, sources told The Financial Express. The deal was signed at around 11 am when visiting President Put and Indian PM Narendra Modi met at the Hyderabad House for the 19th India-Russia Annual Bilateral Summit. A formal announcement about the same will be done later.

    12:35 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    US hints granting waiver to India?

    Signals from Washington that India may be granted waiver came during the first India-US 2 2 dialogue held in New Delhi last month. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had told reporters that the US effort is not to penalise great strategic partners like India, a major defence partner. “The sanctions aren't intended to adversely impact countries like India. They are intended to have an impact on the sanctioned country.”

    12:14 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    S-400 deal cleared by Defence Acquisitions Council in 2015

    In 2015, the Defence Acquisitions Council led by then Defence minister Manohar Parrikar cleared the file for acquiring five Russian made S-400 Triumf, an anti-aircraft weapon system that is considered one of the most formidable in the world. Though the deal was announced in October 2016, it was further delayed after the Trump administration's new law -- Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) came into effect in 2017 that seeks to target countries doing business with Russia, Iran and North Korea.

    11:57 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    VK Singh meets Russian Foreign Minister
    11:40 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    Latest visuals from Hyderabad House
    11:33 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    Putin, Modi hold talks at Hyderabad House

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin are currently holding talks at the Hyderabad House here. This is the third meeting between the two leaders this year after an informal meeting in Sochi and a bilateral talks on the sidelines of the SCO Summit in South Africa. Key regional and global issues including US sanctions on Iran are likely to figure during the talks today. According to a top aide of Putin, a total of 20 agreements will be incked today including one on the purchase of S-400 defence missile system.

    11:19 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    S-400 deal has potential for CAATSA sanctions: Trump administration

    Last month, a senior Trump administration official had said that any deal to purchase a major military system like S-400 from Russia will be considered as a “significant transaction and thus has a potential” for CAATSA sanctions. The official had emphasised that the ultimate target of these sanctions was Russia, adding that sanctions are not intended to undermine the defence capabilities of any country. “They are instead aimed at imposing costs upon Russia in response to its malign activities,” the official had said.

    11:01 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    ‘Deal to complicate matters’

    Congressman Mac Thornberry, the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee that oversees the US Department of Defense, has said that there was ‘concern’ in the US that the deal between India and Russia will complicate matters as far as ‘ability to work on inter-operability’ was concerned.

    10:36 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    'India, Russia striving hard to maintain historic ties'

    Dr. Rajan Kumar, Associate Professor, School of International Studies, JNU, said that India and Russia are striving hard to maintain their historic ties in a world led by an inconsistent United States and an assertive China. This relationship came under strain owing to India’s growing proximity with the US and Russia forging closer ties with China. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    10:20 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    Will Trump grant waiver to India under CAATSA?

    The US Congress has passed a law that grants waiver to some countries. But it needs US President Donald Trump to personally certify the deal for a waiver and India is hopeful that it will be a beneficiary of the waiver.

    10:05 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    Why US sanctions against Russia?

    The United States had sanctioned Russia in response to Moscow’s aggression in Ukraine, annexation of Crimea, cyber intrusions and attacks, interference in the 2016 presidential elections, hacker attacks and other malign activities. However, Russia has repeatedly denied all such allegations levelled by the US.

    09:49 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    What is CAATSA?

    The United States had last year enacted a law for the implementation of certain sanctions on Russia. The US has urged all its allies to curtail relations with Russia's intelligence and defence sectors. Under the new law, the US administration is required to impose sanctions on any country that has signed significant transactions with Russia, Iran and North Korea.

    09:32 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    Putin's aide confirms S-400 deal between India and Russia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin's top foreign policy aide Yury Ushakov, has said that Putin and Modi following their annual summit on Friday, will oversee the signing of over $ 5 billion deal to supply New Delhi with S-400 air defence systems. Ahead of Putin's visit, Ushakov had told reporters in Moscow that "the value of the contract will be more than $5 billion."

    09:17 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    US asks allies to forgo transactions with Russia

    Ahead of Putin's India visit, the State Department Spokesperson on Wednesday urged all its allies to forgo transactions with Russia. The US has warned that the S-400 missile defence system that India is set to buy from Russia will be a 'focus area' for it to implement sanctions against a nation undertaking 'significant' business deals with Moscow under CAATSA.

    09:00 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    China first buyer of S-400 missile system

    The first buyer of the S-400 missile system was China. The deal to purchase the long-range surface-to-air missile defence system was signed in 2014. The first missile is believed to be delivered in January earlier this year.

    08:44 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    S-400 missile system operational since 2007

    The S-400 missile defence system is considered the most advanced and dangerous air defence system in the world that is in operation since 2007. Manufactured by Almaz-Antey -- a state-owned company in the arms industry with headquarters in Moscow, the system is an upgraded version of the S-300 systems. Though it was developed in the 1990s, it has been in service with Russian forces since 2007.

    08:28 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    About S-400 missile system

    The S-400 missile system is intended to act as a shield against incoming ballistic missiles. NATO identifies S-400 Triumf as the SA-21 Growler and is considered much more effective than the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence system developed by the US. It has a range of up to 400 km and can destroy incoming missiles, drones and hostile aircraft. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    08:17 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    PM Modi hosts dinner for Putin

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed Vladimir Putin with a warm hug at his official resident - 7, Lok Kalyan Marg. Later, the two sat down for a private meeting. The Prime Minister also hosted dinnet for Putin at his residence.

    08:05 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    S-400 like a ‘booster shot’: IAF Chief

    India Air Force Chief BS Dhanoa has said that he expects that the deal will be finalised when Putin meets Modi in New Delhi despite the US warning. On Wednesday he had said: “The negotiations are over and it is with the government now. I don't think that CAATSA is likely to come in the way. But the decision belongs to the government.” He had added: “S-400 will be like a ‘booster shot’ in the IAF's arm.”

    07:57 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    India, Russia to sign S-400 defence missile system deal

    After the talks, India and Russia are expected to sign around 20 agreements which also includes New Delhi's purchase of four S-400 air defence missile systems at a cost of more than Rs 40,000 crore. According to a PTI report, a top Kremlin official has confirmed that the mulch-talked deal will be signed during Putin's visit to New Delhi. Russia has been negotiating to sell the S-400 long-range surface-to-air missiles to India for months. But the USD 5 billion deal was delayed after it qualified for sanctioning under a new US law targeting the regimes in Moscow, Tehran and North Korea.

    07:51 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    Day 2 itinerary of Vladimir Putin's India visit

    11 am: Meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House

    11:30 am: Delegation level talks at Hyderabad House

    01:30 pm: Exchange of agreements and press statements. Venue: Hyderabad House

    02:30 pm: Putin to interact with group of talented children at Central Garden, ITC Maurya

    03:30 pm: Putin to address India-Russia Business Summit at Kamal Mahal, ITC Maurya

    04:30 pm: President Putin to visit Rashtrapati Bhawan

    05:40 pm: Putin to fly back

    07:43 (IST)05 Oct 2018
    Sushma Swaraj receives Putin at Palam airport

    Russian President Vladimir Putin who arrived here for the annual India-Russia bilateral summit last evening, was received by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at the Palam airport. This is the 19th annual summit between India and Russia. The bilateral relationship between the two nations was elevated to Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership in 2010.

    Vladimir Putin India visit Live updates Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting in New Delhi on Thursday.

    PM Narendra Modi and Vladimir Putin meet:

    On Thursday night, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted dinner for President Vladimir Putin who is on a two-day visit to India. The two leaders also had a one-on-one meeting at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg. The last night meeting between Modi and Purin took place almost four months after an informal summit between them in Sochi. Today, Putin and Modi will again hold a restricted conversation and later a delegation level talks at the Hyderabad House. Key regional and global issues including US sanctions on Iran are likely to figure during the talks. Later, the two leaders will oversee the signing of the S-400 air missile defence system amidst US warning to its allies across the world that any major defence deal with Russia will invite punitive action. Welcoming the Russian President, PM Modi last evening tweeted: "Welcome to India, President Putin. Looking forward to our deliberations, which will further enhance India-Russia friendship." Notably, Russia and Japan are the two countries in the world with which India holds annual bilateral summits.
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