“India will allow export of buffalo meat to Russia, the process is in the final stage and it will be finalized during Russian President Putin's visit to India,” Santosh Sarangi, the secretary of the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority said.
Earlier in the day, Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Surveillance, Rosselkhoznadzor, announced that the conditions for the delivery of buffalo meat from Russia to India have been agreed by the two sides. A veterinary inspector will soon be sent to India to supervise the process, the watchdog added.
In late October, Rosselkhoznadzor stated that a reorientation toward other markets because of Western sanctions would result in the redistribution of foreign producer's shares in the Russian market.
Vladimir Putin is due to arrive in India for an official visit on December 11.