Following the agreement with Japan earlier this week, India has now concluded military logistics agreements with all quad countries, Australia, Japan and the United States, which significantly improves interoperability, as they also operate several common military platforms. Astrakhan in Russia has been a commercial centre for Indian merchants since the 16th century. [79] In 1722, Peter the Great met Anbu-Ram, chief of the Indian merchants at Astrakhan. At the meeting, Peter the Great Anbu-Rams accepted the call for full free trade, including transit rights. [79] Two rounds of the India-Russia-industry industry conference were held this year in March and August, with the participation of a large number of companies from Russia and India. India is the main buyer of Russian military equipment and, at the same time, Russia is India`s main defence partner. This year, India participated in the 2017 Army, the Army Games and the spectacular Spasskaya Bashnya Band festival. The first TriServices exercise, Indra 2017, which India has ever had with a country, took place with Russia from 21 to 29 October 2017 in Vladivostok, in accordance with the close cooperation between our two countries in the field of defence. Several measures are being taken to improve the training of officers in each other`s institutions and to strengthen military exchanges. After concluding a logistical support agreement with Japan earlier this week, India is now working on three such agreements with Russia, the UK and Vietnam, two official sources said.

The agreement with Russia is expected to be signed in October. Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said that in India every child knew that Russia was our country`s greatest friend and that it had always been with us in the most difficult times. In Brazil At the 2014 BRICS Summit, Russia is a key partner in the field of nuclear energy and recognizes India as a responsible country with advanced nuclear technology and an impeccable non-proliferation record. Under the Paris Climate Change Agreement, India considers nuclear energy an important source of energy to meet its energy and climate change commitments. This brought the two countries together in a mutually beneficial relationship. A cordial relationship with India, which began in the 1950s, was the most successful of Soviet attempts to promote closer relations with third world countries. [20] The relationship began with a visit by Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to the Soviet Union in June 1955 and first Communist Party secretary Nikita Khrushchev, returning to India in the fall of 1955. During his meeting in India, Khrushchev announced that the Soviet Union was supporting Indian sovereignty over the controversial territory of the Kashmir region and on Portuguese coastal enclaves such as Goa.