India Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russia President Vladimir Putin met on Friday to discuss ways to enhance cooperation in the civil nuclear energy and hydrocarbon sector.
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Modi and Putin vowed to take forward the special and privileged bilateral partnership.
Modi and Putin, during a meeting on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit here, discussed a range of bilateral and multilateral issues of mutual concern.
India will have to sign around 30 other documents in the course of the year to complete the process for membership. Pakistan is also being inducted into the SCO as a full member. Putin said Russia was looking forward to India's chairmanship of BRICS, adding it has grown in influence.
Prime Minister thanked Russia for its support to India in SCO and said India as BRICS chair would keep up the momentum generated by Russia.