Modi arrived in Vladivostok on Wednesday to participate in the 20th India-Russia annual summit and the fifth meeting of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF). "Japan and India are collaborating in various global forums to build a better world", PM Modi tweeted.
PM Modi, in a joint statement with Russian president Vladimir Putin, said that both the countries realise the importance of a multipolar world.
Speaking on India-Russia ties, PM Modi said "the power of India-Russia friendship has been leveraged for the mutual benefit of our citizens" adding that "this friendship was not restricted to their respective capital cities".
In an interview with Russia's state-run TASS news agency ahead of his visit, Modi said he shared a "special chemistry" with the Russian President and is keen on technology transfers so that the two sides can make military equipment in India at cheaper rates for export to third countries.
The leaders, on the occasion, noted that the friendship between India and Russian Federation is not restricted to their respective capital cities.
Meanwhile, Putin, on his part, said that both countries share similar perspectives on certain aspects of worldwide issues.
PMModi said,"You've announced that I'll be awarded with Russia's highest civilian award".
The PM has been decorated with the "Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle" for exceptional services in promoting special and privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India and friendly relations between the Russian and the Indian people. "I have spoken to you over telephone on several issues, I have never felt any hesitation", he said.
My visit to Far East Region of Russian Federation, the first by an Indian Prime Minister, underlines the desire on the both sides to diversify and further strengthen the bonds of our robust bilateral relations.
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Trade between the two countries amounted to approximately $11 billion in 2018.
Kudankulam, Putin said, is the flagship joint project in the India-Russia energy cooperation. "It's a matter of honour for the 1.3 billion Indians", he said.
Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted, "PM Narendra Modi was warmly welcomed at Vladivostok airport on his 3rd bilateral visit to Russian Federation".
"Strong winds propelling the India-Russia relationship!"
AIR Correspondent reported that the visit of the Prime Minister to Vladivostok is expected to break new ground in trade and investment cooperation between both the countries in Russia's Far East region.
On Thursday, PM Modi will address the Eastern Economic Forum where he has been invited as one of the chief guests and he will have bilateral talks with his Japanese, Malaysian and Mongolian counterparts.
Earlier in the day, Modi accompanied by Kremlin visited the Zvezda shipbuilding facility which is being expanded and has scope for foreign investment.
At the shipyard, Modi interacted with the management and workers of the plant.