Putin visit to take India-Russia ties to newer heights: Modi

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New Delhi, Dec 10: As Russian President Vladimir Putin flew in last tonight, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed confidence that the visit will take the bilateral relations to "newer heights."

"Delighted to welcome President Putin to India. looking forward to a productive visit that will take India, Russia ties to newer heights," Modi tweeted in Russian ahead of his talks with Putin today on close strategic ties particularly in the fields of nuclear energy, hydrocarbons and defence.

"Times have changed, our friendship has not. now we want to take this relation to the next level and this visit is a step in that direction," he said in a post on the micro-blogging site.

PTI

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