Nirmala Sitharaman to visit Russia from 3 to 5 April, will attend Moscow Conference on International Security
Defence Minister Niramala Sitharaman will be travelling to Russia next week to attend the seventh Moscow Conference on International Security.
Moscow: Defence Minister Niramala Sitharaman will be travelling to Russia next week to attend the seventh Moscow Conference on International Security.
This will be her first visit to Russia in her capacity as the defence minister. During her three-day tour, between 3-5 April, she will participate in the VII Moscow Conference on International Security, according to a statement from Indian Embassy in Moscow.
Sitharaman will also meet her Russian counterpart Army General Sergei Shoigu, and other senior leaders, it said.
"The visit is in keeping with the tradition of high level exchanges between India and Russia. It will provide an opportunity to reinforce the traditional warm and friendly relations that exists between the two countries with particular reference to military technical cooperation," the statement said.
Russia stands accused of having amassed some 100,000 troops close to the Ukrainian border, as it seeks a commitment from the West that Ukraine will never join NATO
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After chairing a meeting of the NATO-Russia council, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said both parties had expressed the need to dialogue and explore a schedule of future meetings
Russia's delegation did not walk out of the talks and remained open to the prospect of future discussions after having its main positions rebuffed were seen as positive notes