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Conversations Suspended Due to Covid: India, Russia | India News

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India and Russia said on Wednesday that their annual summit did not take place this year solely due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and that any allegation to the contrary is “false” and “misleading.”
The claim by the two countries came after a media report saying they have been unable to hold their annual summit as Moscow has reservations about India joining the Quad coalition of four nations.
“The annual India-Russia summit was not held in 2020 due to the pandemic. This was a mutually agreed decision between the two governments. Any accusation to the contrary is false and misleading, ”said Foreign Ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava. In a statement, the Russian ambassador to India, Nikolay Kudashev, called the report far from reality. “The special and privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India is progressing well despite Covid-19,” he said.

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