Russian President Vladimir Putin, in his annual speech at the Valdai Discussion Club, a Moscow-based think tank, on Thursday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s independent foreign policy, saying that a lot has been done under his leadership in India as he calls him patriotic for the country, according to a Reuters translation of the veteran’s statement, which he said in Russian.
“A lot of work has been done under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi. He is a patriot. It is the largest democracy in the world,” the Kremlin said at the Valdai Discussion Club, according to the statement. Reuters translation.
Calling India’s growth – from a British colony to a modern country – a big thing, the Russian president added that about 1.5 billion people and certain development results are due to people’s respect and admiration for India.
“India has made tremendous progress in its evolution from a British colony to a modern nation. Nearly 1.5 billion people and tangible development results show why everyone who respect and admire India,” he added.
He further emphasized the relationship between India and Russia, calling it a special relationship.
“It’s been underpinned by a close alliance for decades. We’ve never had any problems and support each other and that’s happening right now. I’m sure. that will happen in the future,” according to a Reuters translation. Putin’s statement.
Mr. Putin also emphasized that Prime Minister Modi had asked him to increase the supply of fertilizer which is very important for Indian agriculture.
“We have increased volume 7.6 times. Trade in agriculture has almost doubled,” he added, according to Reuters.
Putin’s speech to the Kremlin-linked institute comes as Moscow continues to escalate the war in Ukraine more than eight months after Russia launched its invasion on February 24.
Meanwhile, he also criticized the West for playing the “dirty game” for global domination in his high-profile speech and said he believes that sooner or later “new centers of power will emerge”. in the multipolar world and the West will have to start talking equally about our common future.”
However, he added that the US and its allies are not safe from the consequences of their own actions. During the session, Putin said that the West cannot sit out the crises it has caused. “Only a world united by common goals can act on the challenges it faces,” the Russian president added.
“Worldwide power is something that the West puts in jeopardy in the game they play. This game is definitely dangerous, bloody and I would call it dirty.”
He emphasized that Western countries, which want to impose their values and visions as universal, are taking the lives of everyone, including themselves. “First of all, this deprives the West of its own creative potential,” he warned.
The Russian leader added, RT reported: “There is a merciless interest here.