Russia's Putin held phone call with India's Modi, TASS reports

Russian President Putin and Indian Prime Minister Modi meet in Samarkand

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin had a phone call on Wednesday with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the TASS state news agency reported.

Modi's party lost its majority in parliament in a humbling election result on Tuesday, forcing him to rely on the support of regional allies in order to govern for a third term, for which he is due to be sworn in on Saturday

(Reporting by Reuters; Writing by Lucy Papachristou; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)