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PublishDate: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 10:14

Putin discusses Afghanistan with Modi in Delhi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Russian President Vladimir Putin in New Delhi on Monday, with trade and the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan both on the agenda.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_“The fight against terrorism is also a fight against drug trafficking and organised ,” Putin said in introductory remarks broadcast by Indian media.

“In that regard, we are concerned about developments of the situation in ,” he said.

The visit by and several top Russian officials comes amid increasingly strained relations between Russia and the United States, also a key .

Earlier on Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei said a deal to supply India with S-400 air defense missile systems was being implemented despite what he said were U.S. efforts to undermine the accord.

India and Russia are expected to cement several trade and defense pacts at the summit.

“The relation between India and Russia is truly a unique and reliable model,” Modi said.

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