Putin lauds India, calls Indians “extremely talented”, “purposeful”
Russian President Vladimir Putin has lauded India’s success story, calling Indians “extremely talented” and “purposeful” people.
For the second time in a week, Russian President Vladimir Putin has lauded India’s success story, calling Indians “extremely talented” and “purposeful” people who will aid the nation in achieving remarkable development outcomes.
On Friday, National Unity Day, Putin said: “Let’s look at India. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Russian Historical Society. Naturally, exceptionally bright individuals who are driven and have such a passion for personal growth will produce excellent outcomes. India’s progress will produce tremendous results.
Putin made his remarks immediately before S. Jaishankar, the minister of external affairs, visited Moscow on November 7 and 8.
He also discussed Russian culture and civilization, as well as colonialism.
Also commended by Putin was Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “independent foreign policy.”
Russia has been a crucial tenet of New Delhi’s foreign policy since it has been a tried-and-true ally for India.
India has expanded its imports of discounted Russian crude oil in recent months, despite the West’s relentless campaign of sanctions on it as a result of the invasion of Ukraine.
India has not yet denounced Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and has insisted that diplomacy and communication are the only ways to find a solution to the problem. But on September 16, during a private meeting with Putin in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Modi told him that “today’s era is not of war.”