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Vladimir Putin May Visit India In First Half Of 2021, Says Russian Envoy Nikolay Kudashev

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was scheduled to visit India in 2020, might visit the country during the first six months of the next year, Nikolay Kudashev, Russia’s ambassador to India said on December 21. Speaking to Sputnik, the Russian diplomat stated that although coronavirus pandemic has scaled down the frequency of face to face meetings, the Russo-India dialogue still remains intense. Putin was scheduled to visit India in October but despite colossal preparations, his visit was postponed due to COVID-19.  Kudashev also revealed the possibility of a free trade zone to be established between India and the Eurasian Economic Union. In addendum to Russia, the EAEU includes Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan. Apart from economic deals, the ambassador said that a convention on the military deal could also be convened during early 2021. 

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