PM Narendra Modi speaks to Vladimir Putin, asks to end Ukraine conflict through diplomacy

The trade relations between India and Russia were also discussed and both the leaders have further agreed to maintain consultations on global and bilateral issues. 

On Friday, July 1, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The two leaders spoke on the phone to discuss the current situation of energy and food markets globally.

PM Modi has reiterated India’s stance on the Russia-Ukraine war and urged Vladimir Putin to use diplomacy to settle the Ukraine conflict. “In the context of the ongoing situation in Ukraine, Prime Minister reiterated India’s long-standing position in favour of dialogue and diplomacy,” the PMO said in a statement.

The trade relations between India and Russia were also discussed and both the leaders have further agreed to maintain consultations on global and bilateral issues.

“They exchanged ideas on how bilateral trade in agricultural goods, fertilisers and pharma products could be encouraged further. The leaders also discussed global issues, including the state of the international energy and food markets,” PM Modi’s office further added.