India, Russia to celebrate 70 years of diplomatic ties in 2017

New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) To mark 70 years of diplomatic ties between India and Russia next year, the two sides on Saturday announced a series of events spanning multiple fields following the annual bilateral summit held in Goa.

Diplomatic ties between the two countries will complete 70 years on April 13, 2017.

According to a statement issued by the External Affairs Ministry, India and Russia have decided to celebrate the milestone next year “in a befitting manner depicting the width and depth of multi-faceted relations that the two countries have spanning diverse fields including political, defence, energy, trade, economy, finance, investment, culture, education, think-tanks, science and technology, sports, youth, tourism, people-to-people” contact.

The announcement of the road map for the events was made during the signing of agreements between the two countries following delegation-level talks co-chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin.