President Vladimir Putin asserted on Thursday that Russia has a special relationship with India” Which he described as one of its closest friend”
During an interaction Putin told that there is no other country in the world that Russia has deep cooperation in delicate area with India.
“India is a huge country of more than 1 billion population. Russia is also a huge country. Both Russia and India have a lot of context and mutual interests. We are respectful toward all Indian interests,” he said, citing the deep defence relations between the two countries.
“I don’t think we should push figures here in our military cooperation because it has an unprecedented level in its volume and quality. (But) there is no other country in the world that we have such deep cooperation in delicate areas such as missiles, and we benefit with cooperation with India. And this results from our trust-based relations with India,” he said.
He did not elaborate, but this was a clear reference to the Russia’s long willingness to share high-end defence technology including missile technology with India, which most other countries restrict.