What Is The Main Purpose Of PM Narendra Modi's Visit To Russia?  

Not just a friendly visit.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a six-day European tour, arrived in Russia on Wednesday after his fruitful visit to Spain where he along with the Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy signed seven agreements and five MoUs. 

Modi's Russia tour started on June 1 with a visit to the Piskariovskoe cemetery, a memorial built for 500,000 Russians killed in Leningrad during World War II. After this, Modi attended the 18th India-Russia annual summit. 

Along with these scheduled events, Modi will address the St Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday. This will be the first time when India will be a partner country in this business event. The Indian Prime Minister is also expected to interact with the business leaders of both the countries. 

But with all these formal and bilateral trade discussions between India and Russia, what is that one thing for which India is more focused?  

Read on.