lavrov 1944815f

Russia’s Lavrov calls Sushma

Thursday, 12 June 2014 08:53

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday evening to thank her for India’s help with the rescue and medical treatment of Russian tourists on a tempo that fell into the Bhagirathi in Uttarakhand.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov      

Two people died when the vehicle carrying mainly Russian ISCKON group pilgrims met with the accident. Of the 11 survivors, five are being treated in Dehradun, while the six who have been seriously injured were airlifted to Delhi. Mr. Lavrov called the help by Indian officials “efficient and expeditious.”

During the telephone call, the two leaders also discussed bilateral ties and agreed to meet at the earliest. Like the U.S. and China, Russia too has lined up a series of meetings to engage with the new government. On June 18, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin will travel to India for talks and accompany Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the newly acquired INS Vikramaditya, the former Russian aircraft carrier Gorshkov that has been refitted for India.

Mr. Lavrov and Ms. Swaraj discussed the upcoming BRICS summit where Mr. Modi and Russian President Putin will meet. Mr. Rogozin who arrives next week to chair the inter-governmental commission, may face hard questions given that on his previous trip he had completely ruled out “delivering arms to India’s enemies,” in a reference to Moscow’s support for India against Pakistan. Some have since criticised Russia’s decision to lift its embargo and offer Mi-35 attack helicopters and defence equipment to Pakistan despite his words in 2012.

The Hindu, June 12, 2014.

Popular articles

13 October 2011

NPP Kudankulam constructed in india meets...

    NPP Kudankulam, which is being constructed in India with Russian assistance, meets all international safety requirements and the people of Tamil Nadu...
19 August 2011

IAF's Sukhoi jets to be upgraded to fifth...

     India's air superiority Sukhoi-30MKI fighters will soon be converted into 'Super Sukhois' by upgrading them with fifth generation combat jet...
08 August 2011

Kudankulam gets Uranium for next 5 years

       The Kudankulam Nuclear Plant has received uranium fuel bundles from Russia for the next five years as the plant needs 25-30 tonnes of fuel per year...
Emergency phone number only for the citizens of Russia in emergency in India +91-81-3030-0551
Shantipath, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi - 110021
(91-11) 2611-0640/41/42;
(91-11) 2687 38 02;
(91-11) 2687 37 99
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.