The President of the Russian Federation, H.E. Vladimir V. Putin will visit Goa from 14-17 October 2016 when, besides attending BRICS Summit, he would also hold 17th India-Russia Annual Summit with Prime Minister of India.
Bilateral Cooperation has increased in all the spheres over the years. Declaration of Strategic Partnership between India and Russian Federation was signed in October 2000 in New Delhi heralding the mechanism of Annual Summits.
At the bilateral Summit in Goa on 15 October 2016, the leaders are expected to review the entire gamut of India-Russia bilateral relations and review the progress made since the last summit held in Moscow in December 2015. Important bilateral agreements are expected to be concluded and a joint statement released at the end of the summit. Further, given that the year 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, a number of commemorative celebrations marking the important milestone is planned.