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Modi-Putin to not hold annual in-person summit this year over Ukraine nuclear threats: Reports | India News


NEW DELHI: Narendra Modi and Putin are not expected to meet for the annual face-to-face summit this year after the Russian president threatened to use nuclear weapons on Ukraine.
While a Bloomberg source, who declined to be named, said that the relationship between India and Russia Reuters quoted an Indian government source as saying that the decision not to hold the summit was made much before Putin threatened to use nuclear weapons.
Putin visited Delhi last December for the 21st annual India-Russia summit. 2022 will mark the second time that the leaders of India and Russia have not met face-to-face since 2000. The summit, normally held in December, has been canceled just once in 2020 because of the pandemic.
In September, the two leaders met on the sidelines of a regional security bloc summit in Uzbekistan, where Modi told Putin this was ‘not an era of war’.
India has become one of Russia’s biggest oil buyers along with China since the war began in February.

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