Year 2017 is the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Russia. The Roadmap of Events dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Russian Federation and the Republic of India (April 13, 1947 – April 13, 2017) was released on October 15, 2016. It includes 36 events in different fields.
The scientific events include:
Release of the collection of articles with the memoires of Russian diplomats about India and Indian diplomats about Russia. Release of the series of scientific articles on bilateral Russian- Indian relations and the role of India in world politics in the journal "Vestnik of MGIMO University” (MFA of Russia, Moscow International Institute of International Relations MGIMO, MFA of Russia, MEA of India, ICWA, IDSA).
Holding of "Round Table" on the basis of the Diplomatic Academy, MFA RF in April 2017 dedicated to the 70th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations with participation of representatives from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the diplomatic corps, the Indian Council of International Affairs, Jawaharlal Nehru University and the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (Chandigarh) and the subsequent publication of the "Round Table" materials with the inclusion of a clusters of articles by Russian and Indian diplomats (MFA of Russia, Diplomatic Academy, ICWA).
Think-tank summit on topical issues and prospects of Russian-Indian cooperation in the changing global environment (in the follow-up to the forum held in Moscow on September 21-23, 2016 in Moscow State University of International Relations, MFA RF, on the initiative of Indian Council for World Affairs) (Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Russian Academy of Sciences, MGIMO, Russkiy Mir Foundation, ICWA, ERS-MEA).
"Round Tables” on international and bilateral issues, essential for both countries, in the format of videoconference on the basis of the RCSC and its offices in India with participation of well-known Russian and Indian experts (Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation – Rossotrudnichestvo, RIAC, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russkiy Mir Foundation, ICWA, MEA).
Organization of round table "The Future of Russia and India in the Hands of Young People" in Russia with the participation of Russian youth leaders and Indian representatives invited within the Program of short-term visits to Russia of young representatives of political, social, scientific and business of foreign states "New Generation” (in April-October, 2017) (Federal Agency for Youth Affairs – Rosmolodezh, Rossotrudnichestvo, Ministry of Youth Affairs of India)
Round tables "People's Diplomacy: Challenges and Prospects". Meetings with Indian diaspora members residing in Russia (Russkiy Mir Foundation, All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company, XP Division, MEA of India, Doordarshan/Prasar Bharati)
State sponsorship to the organizations publishing the works Indian authors translated into Russian. Joint literary festivals ("weeks of books”) (Federal Agency for Press and Mass Media – Rospechat, Ministry of Culture of India).
From official Document “Roadmap of Events dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Russian Federation and the Republic of India”