Vladimir Putin Calls PM Modi, Expresses Solidarity In Fight Against Terror

PM Modi thanked Vladimir Putin for Russia's steadfast support for India's efforts to protect its interests against cross-border terror attacks, a statement from the Prime Minister's Office said.

PM Modi and Vladimir Putin agreed that the "concerned" should stop all support to terrorism. (File)

New Delhi:

Russian President Vladimir Putin tonight called Prime Minister Narendra Modi to express his deep condolences over the Pulwama terror attack and conveyed the solidarity of his country with New Delhi in its fight against terror. 

PM Modi thanked Mr Putin for Russia's steadfast support for India's efforts to protect its interests against cross-border terror attacks, a statement from the Prime Minister's Office said.

In their telephonic conversation, the prime minister also renewed India's commitment to strengthening bilateral cooperation in countering terrorism as a pillar of privileged and special strategic partnership. 

Both leaders agreed that the "concerned" should stop all support to terrorism.

The two also agreed that the growing cooperation between the two countries will take their special and privileged strategic partnership from strength to strength.

President Putin reiterated the invitation to PM Modi to attend the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok later this year. 

The Prime Minister welcomed the invitation and underscored the significance of growing economic cooperation, including in the Russian Far East, between the two countries, the statement added.