On 25 March, India and Russia agreed to strengthen ties in Information and Broadcasting sector with the exchange of media personnel and cooperation in the social media space. Russia also proposed to include Information and Broadcasting in the BRICS summit scheduled on 8-9 July 2015, Russia. BRICS consists of - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
Russian Minister of Telecom and Mass Communication, Nikolay Nikiforov, described the ties between the two countries in the media and broadcasting space as "crucial" because of Russia's big international presence in broadcasting and television network.
"The cooperation would be in the internet space, television and social media and also there will be an exchange of media personnel, student exchange programme of television and film institute from India to Russia," MoS, I&B Rajyavardhan Rathore said.
He said both the countries have much to learn from each other's experience as India is the largest democracy and Russia has an international television network presence.