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Rajnath Singh meets Russian Defence Minister General Sergey Shoigu India-Russia
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Rajnath Singh meets Russian Defence Minister General Sergey Shoigu

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 06 Dec 2021, 11:57 am

New Delhi: Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met  Russian Defence Minister General Sergey Shoigu here on Monday.

"Russian Defence Minister, General Sergey Shoigu meeting Raksha Mantri Shri @rajnathsingh at Sushma Swaraj Bhawan in New Delhi," the Defence Ministry's official Twitter handle posted.

The details of the meeting are still not known.

 India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also met his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov.

"Look forward to a good discussion on our bilateral cooperation and the global situation. Will also be participating in the first 2+2 meeting thereafter," Jaishankar tweeted.

"The 2+2 Dialogue is being held pursuant to the agreement reached between Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and the Russian President H.E Mr Vladimir Putin during their telephonic conversation on 28 April 2021. The agenda for the Dialogue will cover political and defence issues of mutual interest," read a statement issued by the Ministry of Externbal Affairs earlier.

The establishment of a new mechanism of 2+2 dialogue is expected to further strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries.  

 Russian President Vladimir Putin, will pay an official visit to New Delhi on Monday for the 21st India-Russia Annual Summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

This will be the first face-to-face meeting between the two leaders after their meeting on the side-lines of the BRICS Summit in Brasilia in November, 2019.

There have been 6 telephonic conversations between the two leaders since November, 2019 till date apart from virtual meetings for multilateral Summits.

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