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Russia: Putin greets Indian PM Modi ahead of high-level talks in Moscow00:32

Russia: Putin greets Indian PM Modi ahead of high-level talks in Moscow

Russian Federation, Moscow
December 23, 2015 at 03:34 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Moscow, Wednesday, ahead of the 16th India-Russia annual summit talks between both leaders to discuss international and regional issues.

During Modi's two-days visit to Russia, the leaders are also set to exchange views on the UN, the economic situation of the BRICS, and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

The two leaders are also expected to discuss defense and nuclear cooperation agreements. India has planned to purchase five S-400 Triumf air defense systems, amounting to $5-6 billion (€6-7 billion), with two more deals on the table for utility and medium lift helicopters including a deal to purchase 200 Kamov-226T utility helicopters.

Regarding nuclear cooperation, Modi has expressed his intention to construct at least 12 nuclear power plants in India with Russian assistance and expertise. India is the second largest market for the Russian defence industry.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Moscow, Wednesday, ahead of the 16th India-Russia annual summit talks between both leaders to discuss international and regional issues.

During Modi's two-days visit to Russia, the leaders are also set to exchange views on the UN, the economic situation of the BRICS, and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

The two leaders are also expected to discuss defense and nuclear cooperation agreements. India has planned to purchase five S-400 Triumf air defense systems, amounting to $5-6 billion (€6-7 billion), with two more deals on the table for utility and medium lift helicopters including a deal to purchase 200 Kamov-226T utility helicopters.

Regarding nuclear cooperation, Modi has expressed his intention to construct at least 12 nuclear power plants in India with Russian assistance and expertise. India is the second largest market for the Russian defence industry.