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Bilateral meeting between PM Modi and Putin may be held in Delhi on 6th December


PM Modi Likely To Host Putin: According to information received from sources, on 6 December 2021, Modi can welcome his Russian counterpart President Vladimir Putin in Delhi. In fact, the first edition of the India-Russia ‘two-plus-two’ meeting defense and foreign ministerial dialogue may be held along with a summit meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin, which is likely to be held on December 6. Official sources gave this information on Wednesday. He said that both the sides are considering holding a ‘two-plus-two’ meeting at the time of the summit mainly due to several issues of strategic importance. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh are scheduled to hold talks with their Russian counterparts Sergei Lavrov and Sergei Shoygu. Let us tell you that last year also this meeting could not be held due to the global pandemic Kovid-19.

Jaishankar and Singh were to travel to Moscow in the last week of November, but the schedule is being revised due to the winter session of Parliament beginning on November 29. The two ministers are also expected to visit Washington later this month or early December for an India-US ‘two-plus-two’ meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. But, sources said that now this conversation is now reported to be postponed till January next year. Putin is likely to visit India on December 6 for a bilateral summit with Modi. The summit is expected to give further impetus to relations between the two countries in the fields of defence, trade and energy.

What is a ‘two-plus-two’ meeting between two countries?

‘Two-plus-two’ meeting is a term adopted for talks between the key counterparts of two ministries of two countries. This meeting is used to establish a dialogue mechanism between the ministries of two countries, such as defense and foreign affairs. Simply put, in the ‘two-plus-two’ meeting, two appointed ministers from each country will meet to discuss the strategic and security interests of the two countries. These meetings mostly take place between the defense and foreign affairs of the two countries. The purpose of these meetings is to establish a diplomatic relationship between the heads of defense and foreign affairs of the two countries.

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