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Russia: Modi says "Russia is our most loyal partner" during bilateral talks in Moscow02:59

Russia: Modi says "Russia is our most loyal partner" during bilateral talks in Moscow

Russian Federation, Moscow
December 24, 2015 at 19:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi described Russia as its "most loyal partner" during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in Moscow, Thursday.

During the meeting Putin said "what is important to do now is use all the opportunities for diversification of Russian-Indian relations." The President then laid out the areas of interest in which both nations are set to work together on including "hi-tech, innovation, energy, aviation, engineering, medicine, and the diamond industry."

Other political issues such as the UN, the economic situation of the BRICS, and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) were also on the agenda of Modi's visit to Russia. India has also planned to purchase five S-400 Triumf air defence 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.

The Indian prime minister is on a two-day state visit to Moscow in order to attend the 16th India-Russia annual summit talks and to strengthen bilateral ties with Russia as well as energy and defence deals.

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi described Russia as its "most loyal partner" during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in Moscow, Thursday.

During the meeting Putin said "what is important to do now is use all the opportunities for diversification of Russian-Indian relations." The President then laid out the areas of interest in which both nations are set to work together on including "hi-tech, innovation, energy, aviation, engineering, medicine, and the diamond industry."

Other political issues such as the UN, the economic situation of the BRICS, and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) were also on the agenda of Modi's visit to Russia. India has also planned to purchase five S-400 Triumf air defence 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.

The Indian prime minister is on a two-day state visit to Moscow in order to attend the 16th India-Russia annual summit talks and to strengthen bilateral ties with Russia as well as energy and defence deals.

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