New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said he looked forward to visit Russia later this year, an official release said here Wednesday.
During a meeting with Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, Modi recalled a very successful visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to India in December 2014.
The prime minister said the time-tested special and privileged strategic partnership between India and Russia acquired a new momentum with Putin's visit to New Delhi.
Modi conveyed that he looked forward to visit Russia later this year for the 7th BRICS summit and for the bilateral annual summit.
Sergei Shoigu is visiting India for the 14th meeting of the Inter-Governmental Commission on Military and Technical Cooperation which is co-chaired by the defence minister of India.