Indian Congress Party leader Sonia Gandhi is in Moscow where she met with President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday for talks on bilateral cooperation.
Interfax news agency reported Mrs. Gandhi as saying terrorism should be battled as a "common challenge" and there should be no double standards in the world's war against terrorism.
India accuses Pakistan of using double standards in the war against terrorism because despite being an ally of the United States against terrorism, it does not help India fight terrorism in Kashmir. Pakistan denies the charge.
Mrs. Gandhi also discussed greater cultural cooperation between India and Russia during her three-hour meeting at Mr. Putin's seaside summer residence at Konstantin Palace.
Interfax quoted Mr. Putin as saying Russian-Indian relations are "developing in the best possible way."