On April 20, 2017 Dr Anton Khlopkov, Director of the Centre for Energy and Security Studies, Russia, gave a talk on disarmament and non-proliferation issues at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses in New Delhi and answered the questions of experts and scholars. The Russian expert focused on the relevant global and regional developments, highlighting the problems of strategic stability and the status of the dedicated dialogue between Russia and the US as well as implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear programme, escalation of tensions in the Korean peninsula.
Mikhail Bogdanov took part in the next round of the BRICS Special Envoys Consultations on the Middle East on April 11-12, 2017 in Visakhapatnam, India. The event provided opportunity to synchronize watches with the BRICS partners on the wide spectrum of issues related to dynamic developments in the WANA region.
The participants unanimously stressed the need for political solution of Syrian, Iraqi, Libyan, Yemeni and Palestine-Israeli conflicts as well as enhanced collective fight against terrorism based on the international law and the UN Chapter. Mikhail Bogdanov also had a number of bilateral meetings.
April 13, 2017
Esteemed Mr President,
Esteemed Mr Prime Minister,
Kindly accept my cordial greetings on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and India.
Over the past decades, Russia and India have accumulated considerable potential of mutually beneficial cooperation. A constructive political dialogue has been established, large-scale joint projects in trade, economic, energy, scientific, technological, infrastructure and humanitarian spheres are underway.
While taking close stands on key issues of global and regional agenda, Moscow and New Delhi effectively coordinate their efforts within such multilateral structures as the UN and BRICS. By acting hand in hand, our countries make a substantial contribution to the fight against terrorism, extremism, cross-border crime and other challenges of today.
I am confident that the further strengthening of special and privileged strategic partnership meets the fundamental interests of the peoples of Russia and India and goes fully in line with cementing international stability and security.
I sincerely wish good health and every success to you, well-being and prosperity to your compatriots.
MR PRANAB MUKHERJEE,
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDIA
MR NARENDRA MODI,
PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDIA
Message to the President of the Russian Federation
On April 6-7, 2017 Rospatent delegation participated in the VIII BRICS Heads of Intellectual Property Offices (HIPO) Meeting in New Delhi. The partners expressed high appreciation of pentalateral cooperation and outlined a plan of joint steps under the Chinese chairmanship in 2017.
Mr Ivliev also met Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks of India Mr Om Prakash Gupta. While summing up India’s achievements during her chairmanship in BRICS in 2016 the Indian host has highlighted the second training seminar for patent experts of the five partner countries in Nagpur, Maharashtra (the first seminar was held in Moscow in 2016).