Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting India on 6 December. During this, the 21st annual meeting between the two countries will also take place. The dates for the 2+2 talks between India and Russia have also been announced. The Embassy of Russia has confirmed this.
For many days there were speculations about when Putin would visit India. However, both the countries were refraining from saying anything about this visit. The reason for this was believed to be that important talks between India and America were to be held this month. However, now a formal announcement has been made about talks with Russia.
The news agency quoted the Russian embassy as giving information about Putin's visit and 2+2 talks. According to this, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Defense Minister Sergei Shogui are coming to India on 6 December. Putin will also reach New Delhi on the same day. Lavrov and Shogui in Delhi Foreign Minister of India S. Jaishankar and Defense Minister will meet Rajnath Singh. Putin will meet Prime Minister Modi in Delhi.
The Russian Embassy said in a statement – 2+2 talks are going to be very important. During this, talks will be held on regional and international issues. It is believed that there can be an agreement between the two countries on important issues like the Indian Ocean, Afghanistan, and Syria. Important talks can also take place about Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and Russia-India-China (RIC). There is agreement and cooperation between India and Russia on most issues, but in the case of China, both countries need more dialogue.
As far as 2+2 talks are concerned, it was India who started this tradition with special allies. Apart from Russia, India has 2+2 talks with only three countries. These are America, Japan, and Australia. In the talks between Modi and Putin, important agreements on defense and trade can also be reached. Apart from this, both the leaders can also talk about investment and science and technology. Last year 2+2 summit was not held. It was canceled due to Covid. This summit is held alternately in both countries.