Officials from both countries discussed how to strengthen cooperation between their countries and the information technology industry. Russian Communications Minister Nikolai Nikiforov said in an interview: “The development of computer products and software is traditionally a strength of India. We welcome possible joint projects on the ground and closer contacts between Russian and Indian companies.  After signing a basic Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) with the United States, India gained access to encrypted communication systems for transparent communication. In March 2019, the Navy and the U.S. Navy signed a loan agreement and installed two Pacific fleets provided CENTRIXS (Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange System) kits at Indian Navy Headquarters. The debate is about installing more systems at different locations and platforms, while officials did not want to give a precise figure. With logistics pacts, these will greatly improve interoperability. In 1468, the Russian traveller Afanasy Nikitin began his journey to India. Between 1468 and 1472 he travelled through Persia, India and the Ottoman Empire.
The documentation of his experience during this trip is compiled in the book The Journey Beyond Three Seas (Khozheniye za tri morya).  In the 18th century, the Russian cities of Astrakhan, Moscow and St. Petersburg were frequented by Indian merchants. Russia was used as a transit trade between Western Europe and India.  The north-south corridor is the sea, rail and road route for freight transport between India, Russia, Iran, Europe and Central Asia. The line mainly includes freight transport from India, Iran, Azerbaijan and Russia by boat, rail and road.  The aim of the corridor is to increase commercial links between major cities such as Bombay, Moscow, Tehran, Baku, Bandar Abbas, Astrakhan, Bandar Anzali, etc.  In 2014, two dry roads were carried out, the first being Mumbai in Baku via Bandar Abbas and the second was Mumbai after Astrakhan via Bandar Abbas, Tehran and Bandar Anzali. The objective of the study was to identify and correct significant bottlenecks.   The results show that transportation costs have been reduced by “$2,500 per 15 tonnes of freight.”  Other routes to consider are those within Armenia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. The number of Indian tourists to Russia and Russian tourists to India have increased considerably over the past two years. Both countries are taking steps to facilitate access to each other`s citizens.
The two countries have agreed to extend their cultural exchange programme for the period 2017-2019. It was decided to celebrate 2018 as the “year of tourism” between India and Russia. Traditionally, the strategic partnership between Indo-Russia consists of five main components: politics, defence, civil nuclear energy, counter-terrorism cooperation and space.  These five main elements were highlighted in a speech in Russia by former Indian Foreign Minister Ranyan Mathai.  In recent years, however, a sixth economic component has grown in importance, with both countries aiming to reach $30 billion by 2025 in bilateral trade of about $9.4 billion in 2017.  To achieve this goal, the two countries want to develop a free trade agreement.    Bilateral trade between the two countries increased by more than 24% in 2012.  India`s initial relations with the Soviet Union after the independence of the first warning country were ambivalent and were guided by Nehru`s decision to remain blockless and his government`s active role in the Commonwealth of Nations. In February 1954, the government of U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower announced the decision to deliver arms to Pakistan, followed a month later by Pakistan, which joined THE SEATO and then cento.