Modi wraps up visit to Russia with emphasis on peace, inks 9 bilateral agreements

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New Delhi:Prime Minister Narendra Modis visit to Russia to deepen ties with a time-tested friend has put Indias balancing act between Moscow and the West to the ultimate test...

Modi has doubled down on the strategic ties with Russia and announced opening up of two more consulates in the Russian cities ofKazan and Yekaterinburg,besides inking nine agreements in an attempt to broaden the trade and economic basket beyond energy and defence...

Russia offered promises to return Indian nationals stuck on the warfront, while also offering to set up joint ventures in India to address the issue of delayed spare parts to the Indian military...

Hours after Modi visited Moscow and embraced Putin on the steps of Novo-Ogaryovo, a Russian missile struck a childrens hospital in Kyiv..

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy criticised Modis hug with Putin as a huge disappointment and a blow to peace efforts...

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