Russia has pledged to release Indians who were deceived into joining its military, a matter that Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed during discussions with President Vladimir Putin, according to an Indian official on Tuesday.

New Delhi has been pressing for the release of its citizens, whose families claim they were enticed to Russia with promises of 'support roles' in the army, only to be coerced into fighting in Ukraine.

"The Prime Minister strongly advocated for the prompt discharge of Indian nationals who were deceived into serving in the Russian army," Indian Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra informed reporters in Moscow as Modi concluded a two-day visit.

The Russian side has committed to the early release of all such individuals, Kwatra stated. He noted that the issue involves an estimated 35-50 Indians, with 10 already returned home. Both nations will now collaborate to accelerate the processing of the remaining cases.