Web Exclusive | October 2016
Modi, Putin set to sign energy deals ahead of BRICS
PM Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin are set to sign energy deals, signalling deepening ties between the countries. In the country on account of the BRICS summit, Putin will focus on partnerships to address India’s increasing energy needs for the fast-growing economy. Commenting on the same, Pankaj Saran, India’s Ambassador to Russia stated that the ‘menu is vast’ adding, “It is more than a relationship, it is a partnership and very justifiably it has been described by the two leaders as both special and privileged, as well as of course strategic."