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Business News/ News / World/  ‘India deserves…’: Russia's Vladimir Putin lauds growth under PM Modi, seeks greater representation for country
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‘India deserves…’: Russia's Vladimir Putin lauds growth under PM Modi, seeks greater representation for country

Putin advocates for greater representation for influential nations like India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin. (AFP File Photo)Premium
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin. (AFP File Photo)

Vladimir Putin showered praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and spoke about his country's plan to create a 'new world'. The Russian President also stressed the need to ‘adapt international law to current needs’ during an event in Moscow. Influential nations such as India, he opined, deserved a greater say in global affairs.

“I believe we should adapt international law to current needs and changing global situations. Countries with substantial influence in international affairs, like India with its 1.5 billion people and over 7% GDP growth, deserve representation and the opportunity to contribute to resolving global issues. India's high-tech exports are growing exponentially, making it stronger each year under Prime Minister Modi's leadership," he said.

Putin also lashed out at the West amid the ongoing war with Ukraine, contending that Russia's critics were trying to cast everyone “who is not ready to blindly follow these Western elites as the enemy". The same thing, he added, had 

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“At a certain point in time, they tried to do the same with India. Now they are flirting, of course. We all understand this very well. We feel and see the situation in Asia. Everything is clear. I want to say that the Indian leadership is self-directed. It is led by the national interests. I think that those attempts make no sense. But, they continue. They are trying to cast Arabs as the enemy. They are trying to be careful, but overall, that's what it all boils down to," he added.

 

(With inputs from agencies)

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Published: 05 Oct 2023, 11:36 PM IST
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