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Vladimir Putin expected to visit India on December 6 for annual summit

By ET News

Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to visit India on December 6 for the annual Summit in what would be his second trip abroad since the outbreak of the pandemic, reflecting the significance of the strategic partnership between the two nations.

A number of engagements are expected ahead of the big visit, including the first 2+2 (foreign & defence ministerial) meeting and a joint military commission in New Delhi, ET has learnt. A meeting of the national security advisers of the two nations here on Wednesday that decided to expand security ties helped finetune preparations for the Summit. ET was the first to report that Putin will visit India in December for the annual summit.

The last edition of the Summit in 2020 had to be postponed due to the pandemic. Since the outbreak of Covid-19, Putin has travelled only to Geneva for the landmark Summit with the US President.

Several pacts in the fields of defence, economy, trade, science and technology are expected to be signed during the visit.

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