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Smiles, hand shakes and a hug — when PM Modi met President Putin in Delhi

PM Modi welcomed Russian President Vladimir Putin for a meeting at Delhi's Hyderabad House Monday. ThePrint's National Photo Editor Praveen Jain was there to capture the moment.

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New Delhi: Russian President Vladimir Putin visited India for the 21st annual summit meeting between the countries Monday, and met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Russian President was last in India in 2018.

Monday’s visit is Putin’s second outside Russia this year, which shows the importance that country attaches to India.

Apart from the annual summit, the two countries also held their inaugural 2+2 ministerial dialogue between their foreign and defence ministers.

Some of the main outcomes of the meeting were India and Russia signing a 10-year long military-technical cooperation agreement and sealing the contract to manufacture six lakh units of the AK-203 assault rifles.

ThePrint was at Hyderabad House to capture the moment of greeting between Putin and Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waits to receive Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Prime Minister Narendra Modi waits to receive Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

PM Modi is all smiles as President Vladimir Putin arrives| Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi is all smiles as President Vladimir Putin arrives| Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

The two leaders greet each other | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
The two leaders greet each other | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Modi and Putin engaged in conversation| Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Modi and Putin engage in a conversation | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

One for the shutterbugs: PM Modi and President Putin shake hands as they pose for photos outside Hyderabad House| Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
One for the shutterbugs: PM Modi and President Putin shake hands as they pose for photos outside Hyderabad House | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi hug Russian President Vladimir Putin before a meeting at Hyderabad House| Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi and President Putin drop formalities to exchange a warm hug ahead of their meeting Monday | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

PM Modi leads President Putin inside Hyderabad House| Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi leads President Putin inside Hyderabad House | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation Sergey Kuzhugetovich Shoigu arrives at Hyderabad House Monday | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu arrives at Hyderabad House Monday | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov arrives for Monday's Hyderabad House meeting | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrives for the 2+2 meeting | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

President Putin's security personal outside Hyderabad House | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
President Putin’s security personnel outside Hyderabad House | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

The team of Russian delegates accompanying President Putin | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
The team of Russian delegates accompanying President Putin | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Media personnel rush towards the Hyderabad House entrance in anticipation of President Putin's arrival | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Media personnel rush towards the entrance to Hyderabad House in anticipation of President Putin’s arrival | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint


Also read: Putin’s visit is a defining moment for India-Russia ties. It’s a telling message to China


 

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