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Russian PM Putin to visit India in March next year

Russia's powerful Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will visit India in March next year at the invitation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

world Updated: Dec 07, 2009 23:45 IST

Russia's powerful Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will visit India in March next year at the invitation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

"I am very grateful to you for accepting my invitation in March next year. I am confident that your visit would give anew fillip to our ties," Singh said a meeting with Putin in Moscow on Monday.

Singh, who is on a three-day tour to Russia, reminded that it was the then President Putin's maiden India visit to India in 2000 during which the declaration of Indo-Russian strategic partnership was signed.

"That was a historic visit, which laid the foundation of our relations," Singh said at the start of his parleys with Putin.

The two leaders will also address the Indo-Russian CEOs Council co-chaired by Mukesh Ambani of RIL and Vladimir Evtushenkov of 'Sistema' conglomerate, which markets mobile services in India under MTS brand.