New Delhi, February 28: Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin on Thursday called Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the phone. According to the report, the Russian president expressed his deep condolences on the Pulwama terrorist attack and said that he holds for a quick settlement of the ongoing crisis between India and Pakistan. PM Modi in response, thanked Putin for steadfast support for India’s efforts to protect its interests against cross-border terror attacks. Putin's Warning to U.S.: We Will Target You if You Deploy Missiles in Europe.
Russian President also conveyed solidarity of the people of the Russian Federation with the people of India in the fight against terrorism, reported ANI. President Putin, over the telephone call, invited PM Modi to attend the 'Eastern Economic Forum' in Vladivostok. PM Modi welcomed the invitation and underscored the significance of advancing economic cooperation between the two countries.
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PM Modi thanked Pres Putin for steadfast support for India’s efforts to protect its interests against cross-border terror attacks, & renewed India’s commitment to strengthening bilateral cooperation in countering terrorism as a pillar of privileged & special strategic partnership
— ANI (@ANI) February 28, 2019
Both leaders also expressed their interests in further strengthening of military-technical ties, the official resident of Russian President, Kamlin said in a statement.
Earlier, on February 14, President Putin strongly condemned the Pulwama Terror attack. In a message to PM Modi, Putin said, "Please accept the most sincere condolences in connection with the loss of Indian law enforcement officers in the terrorist act in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. We strongly condemn this brutal crime. The perpetrators and sponsors of this attack, undoubtedly, should be duly punished." Putin also hoped for a speedy recovery of the injured Jawans.