Vladimir Putin, the leader of Russia, praised Prime Minister Modi for his “Make in India” campaign for made in India products. Putin thinks it’s a good idea for PM Modi to encourage people in India to use products that are “Made in India.”
During a discussion at the 8th Eastern Economic Forum, someone asked Putin about Russian-made cars. He mentioned that in the past, Russia didn’t have cars made within the country, but now they do. He noted that Russian cars may not look as fancy as Mercedes or Audi cars, and they can be expensive.
Putin believes that Russia should learn from its partners, especially India, and focus on products made within the country. He appreciates India’s efforts to produce and use cars from Indian brands, and he thinks Prime Minister Narendra Modi is doing the right thing by promoting the “Make in India” program.
Putin even encouraged people to use Russian-made vehicles, saying it’s perfectly fine to do so. He also clarified that using Russian-made cars doesn’t violate any international trade laws.
Additionally, Putin shared his views on the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC) project. He believes that this project won’t harm Russia; in fact, he thinks it will benefit the country.
To provide some context, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the launch of the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor at the recent G20 Summit, with the support of US President Joe Biden and other world leaders. Participating countries also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for this corridor.