"My visit will deepen the cooperation between India and Russia in the economic, energy and security spheres. We also want to increase cooperation in science and technology, mining among other sectors. Trade ties between India and Russia can increase even further, to benefit not only our two nations but also the world," Modi said in a statement posted on his Facebook page.
The prime minister also said he was "very optimistic about the outcome of this visit."
Modi is set to launch a two-day official visit to Russia on Wednesday, during which he will have talks on a wide range of economic and energy issues with Russian President Vladimir Putin.