Embassy of India
At a ceremony in St. Alexander’s Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow on 16 January 2014, the Ambassador of India, H.E. Mr. P. S. Raghavan presented his Letters of Credence to the President of the Russian Federation H.E. Mr. Vladimir Putin. Referring to the excellent bilateral relations between India and Russia, President Putin said, “Cooperation with India, which is undoubtedly our strategic partner, is one of the priorities of the Russian foreign policy. Our dialogue is dynamic and constructive. It is based on congruence of long-term interests, mutual understanding and sincere trust.” President Putin recalled his talks with PM Dr Manmohan Singh during the annual summit in Moscow in October last year and made a particular mention about the various agreements signed during the visit. He spoke of cooperation in science, biotechnology, innovation and defence.
Along with other Ambassadors who presented Credentials, Ambassador Raghavan later joined President Putin, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Foreign Policy Aide to President Yuri Ushakov for a toast to celebrate the occasion. Ambassador Raghavan conveyed to President Putin the greetings of President and Prime Minister of India.
Ambassador Raghavan is the 21st Ambassador of India to the Soviet Union/Russian Federation since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries on 13 April 1947. Before taking up his present assignment, Ambassador Raghavan was Secretary (Deputy Minister) in the Ministry of External Affairs of India. Earlier he has served as Foreign and Security Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of India and as Ambassador to the Czech Republic and to Ireland.
The Consulate organized a competition “India Mayami Glazami (India of my eyes)” in all nine
regions in its jurisdiction (Arkhangelsk, Leningrad, Murmansk, Novgorod, Pskov, Republic of Karelia,
Republic of Komi, Saint Petersburg and Vologda) in cooperation with the local State Governments.
The competition was organized in two age-groups (11-13 years and 14-17 years) amongst the children
of these nine States of North-West Federal Region of Russian Federation. We are really pleased to bring out this(India of My Eyes) publication containing award-winning paintings and essays of the “India Mayami Glazami” and some best Indian tourist destinations. We hope that the bond of love and warmth between the peoples of both countries and especially with the younger generations will be more strengthened. Please click here to download the PDF version of the book.
|Interview to "Petersburg News" by Mr. Vishvas Sapkal, Consul General of India.|
Fourth BRICS Summit in New DelhiThe proceedings of the Plenary session and the media statements of the Fourth BRICS Summit in New Delhi will be webcast live on 29 March 2012 from 1100 hrs Indian Standard Time (IST) on the Ministry of External Affairs website (http://mea.gov.in/), MEA YouTube Channel (http://youtube.com/user/MeaIndia/) and on the official web page of the New Delhi BRICS Summit (http://bricsindia.in/).