The BRICS summit is underway in Goa where PM Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin renewed the age-old relationship between the two countries today. India and Russia signed a total of 16 agreements mostly in the fields of defence, energy, power, shipbuilding and space. Both PM Modi and President Putin also inaugurated units 3 and 4 of the Kudankulam nuclear plant.
Re-iterating the strong ties between the two countries, PM Modi said that “an old friend is better than two new friends”. He also said that their respective policies on terrorism mirror each other’s. Watch what PM Modi and Vladimir Putin had to say in the video below.