Multipolarity and Connectivity
Valdai Club to Discuss Results of Narendra Modi’s Visit to Russia
Valdai Club Conference Hall, Tsvetnoy Boulevard 16/1, Moscow, Russia
List of speakers

On July 9 at 11:00 Moscow Time (GMT+3), the Valdai Club will host an expert discussion on the results of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Russia.

The Indian Prime Minister’s visit is his first official trip abroad following the country’s elections. The agenda of the meeting between Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin touched on a wide range of issues affecting bilateral relations, as well as cooperation on multilateral platforms. These high-level negotiations are a signal that the particularly privileged strategic partnership between the two countries remains robust.

The visit underscored the new parameters of the two countries’ interaction amid the European security crisis of the past two years. These include increased trade turnover between the two countries, Russian investments in the Indian economy, cooperation in the field of weapons and military equipment, the diversification of the global financial system and overcoming its politicisation, as well as strengthening humanitarian ties between Russia and India.

Moscow and New Delhi are brought together by the desire to pursue an independent and sovereign political course, the identity of state-civilizations, and a similar vision of the world order as a multipolar area built on equal interaction between states.

How will the visit of the Indian Prime Minister affect the bilateral dialogue? What answers can be given to India’s concerns about strengthening ties between Russia and China? How do US diplomatic efforts to build relations with India affect Russian-Indian ties? How can we overcome the problems of mutual settlements and the threat of secondary sanctions? Participants in the discussion will try to answer these and other questions.


  • Lydia Kulik, Head of India Studies, Skolkovo Institute for Emerging Markets Research

  • Zorawar Daulet Singh, Visiting Fellow, Strategic Initiatives Forum

  • Venkatesh Varma, Honorary Research Fellow, Vivekananda Foundation, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to Russia (2018–2021)


  • Ivan Timofeev, Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club

Working languages: Russian, English.

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