India-Russia Friendship Has Stood Test Of Time: PM Modi At Eastern Economic Forum

Secretary of the Security Council of Russia Nikolai Patrushev on Wednesday referred to as on Prime Minister Narendra Modi throughout which the need by each the nations to strengthen coordination to boost regional stability was reaffirmed, in keeping with a Russian assertion.

“The two sides reaffirmed their intention to strengthen coordination in the field of enhancing the regional stability, including on the Afghan direction,” it mentioned. Patrushev arrived right here on a two-day go to on Tuesday as a part of a follow-up to the telephonic dialog between Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin on August 24 within the backdrop of the developments in Afghanistan.

The high Russian safety official held wide-ranging talks with NSA Ajit Doval with a deal with potential safety threats to India, Russia and the Central Asian area from the Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. He additionally met External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. The Russian assertion mentioned a variety of problems with the Russian-Indian cooperation, in addition to numerous matters of the worldwide agenda have been touched upon throughout the dialog.

“Opportunities for further development of the special and privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India, including deepening political dialogue at the highest and high levels, were discussed,” it mentioned.

“They also spoke about the prospects for strengthening interaction in multilateral formats, including the SCO and BRICS, as well as the development of the Russian-Indian cooperation in the trade and economic sphere,” it added. India has been in contact with all main powers on the developments in Afghanistan following the withdrawal of troops by the US.

Three weeks after taking management of The Taliban on Tuesday a unveiled a “caretaker” authorities, saying it could be headed by Mohammad Hasan Akhund. Modi and Putin had on August 24 mentioned the developments in Afghanistan and expressed the view that it was essential for the 2 nations to work collectively.

There have been mounting issues in India over the potential for an increase in actions of assorted terror teams, together with Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed, from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Last week, the Indian Ambassador to Qatar Deepak Mittal met senior Taliban chief Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai in Doha and conveyed to him India’s issues that Afghanistan’s soil shouldn’t be used for anti-Indian actions and terrorism.


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