REUTERS

Kubiv arrived in India Wednesday night on a four-day visit and is scheduled to meet Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar to explore ways to deepen bilateral ties, India.com reported.

"Stepan Kubiv attended the Republic Day parade and will hold bilateral talks with M J Akbar," a diplomat in the Ukraine Embassy said.

Read alsoUkraine set to extend agricultural cooperation with IndiaHe said the visit will mark a new phase in India-Ukraine relations, particularly after Ukraine's dispute with Russia over Crimea.

India's Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Anant G Geete had visited Ukraine from November 9-12 last year at the invitation of Stepan Kubiv.

During the talks, both sides had resolved to take steps to deepen economic engagement, particularly in areas of pharmaceuticals, agriculture, infrastructure, energy, machinery, chemical industry and strategic enterprises.