India-Russia Ties: PM Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin Reach Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex Via Ship, Watch Video
PM Narendra Modi and Russia President Vladimir Putin. (Photo Credits: MEA/Twitter)

Moscow, September 4: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin were seen together on board a ship on their way to Zvezda ship-building complex in Vladivostok. In a special  gesture, President Putin decided to accompany PM Modi on way to the ‘Zvezda’ Shipbuilding Complex, shows the video. Both leaders discussed ways to deepen cooperation in ship building. PM Narendra Modi Arrives at Vladivostok International Airport For 2-Day Visit to Russia.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday paid a visit to the ‘Zvezda’ Shipbuilding Complex with an aim to learn about Russia’s exemplary capabilities in the shipbuilding sector as well as explore possibilities of cooperation in this area. PM Narendra Modi Bats for India-Russia Collaboration to Produce Low Cost Military Equipment.

Modi, who arrived in Russia on a two-day visit during which he will hold summit talks with President Putin and attend the Eastern Economic Forum, is the first Indian prime minister to visit to the Russian Far East Region.

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During his visit to the shipyard, Prime Minister Modi was accompanied by President Putin. The two leaders hugged and shook hands before their departure for Zvezda shipyard.

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Modi interacted with the management and workers of the shipyard. In the future, the ships built at that shipyard “will be used to deliver Russian oil and liquefied natural gas to world markets, including India,” President Putin’s aide Yuri Ushakov was quoted as saying by Tass news agency.

The Zvezda shipyard is being set up on the base of the Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center by a consortium of Rosneft, Rosneftegaz and Gazprombank. The shipyard will produce heavy tonnage ships, offshore platform elements, ice-class vessels, special vessels, and other marine equipment, according to the Russian news agency.