Thursday March 31, 2022

Russian FM Lands in India After China’s Visit

NEW DELHI: Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov landed in New Delhi on Thursday for an visit and was likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and external affairs minister S Jaishankar on Friday. Ministry of external affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi welcomed Lavrov at the airport.

While Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Lavrov would meet Modi and Jaishankar on Friday, a media advisory on his visit issued by the MEA did not mentioned the same.

The visit came hours after Jaishankar held talks with his visiting British counterpart Liz Truss wherein Russia’s war in Ukraine was discussed at length.

A PTI report said India may press for ensuring timely delivery of various military hardware as well as components of the S-400 missile systems by Russia. Lavrov was in China on a two-day visit before reac

The Russian foreign minister arrived in India after concluding a two-day visit of China.

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