PM Narendra Modi today arrived in Russia's Black Sea coastal city Sochi for an informal summit with President Vladimir Putin.
Two leaders will meet for around four to six hours for "agendaless" talks.
The summit will focus on pressing global and regional issues, including the impact of the US withdrawal from Iran nuclear-deal, the situation in Afghanistan, Syria, and threats of terrorism among others.
PM Modi greets people of Russia
"Greetings to friendly people of Russia. I look forward to my meeting with President Putin. It is always a pleasure to meet him. Am confident the talks with President Putin will further strengthen the Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership between India and Russia," Modi tweeted.