Kamov 226T choppers, naval frigates, air defence systems among major deals signed between India, Russia

PM Modi and Vladimir Putin also witnessed the foundation laying ceremony of Units 3 and 4 of Kudankulam nuclear plant via video conference.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 15, 2016 3:27 pm
narendra modi, india russia pact, india russia agreement, modi russia agreement, modi russia deal, india russia deals, vladimir putin modi meeting, india news Along with the agreements, PM Modi and Vladimir Putin also witnessed the foundation laying ceremony of Units 3 and 4 of Kudankulam nuclear plant via video conference. (Source: Vikas Swarup/Twitter)

India announced 16 agreements and 3 announcements across fields with Russia after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday. A number of pacts on cooperation in energy, power, shipbuilding, space and smart cities were signed after the bilateral talks between the two leaders in Goa. The delegation-level talks were held on the sidelines of the 8th BRICS summit in the state.

PM Modi and President Putin also witnessed the foundation laying ceremony of Units 3 and 4 of Kudankulam nuclear plant via video conference.

The two countries have also agreed to set up a Science and Technology Commission with an eye on the future.

India and Russia signed pacts on purchase of four naval frigates and air defence systems along with a pact for joint production of 200 Kamov 226T helicopters. “The agreements on manufacturing of Karnov 226T helicopters; construction of frigates; and acquisition and building of other defence platforms are in synergy with India’s technology and security priorities” said PM Modi.

India also announced that it will buy the S-400 Triumf air defence systems from Russia, worth over $5 billion. The long-range air defence missile system has the capability to destroy incoming aircraft, missiles and even drones up to the range of 400 kms.

India and Russia have also agreed to work on “annual military industrial conference” that would allow both the countries “to institute and push collaborations.” Modi also said that with President Putin’s “backing” India hopes to fast track its association with Eurasian Economic Union Free Trade Agreement.

“The Green Corridor and the International South Transport Corridor will serve to strengthen trade facilitation, logistical links and ensure better connectivity between the two countries. Our efforts for setting up of the Investment Fund of $1 billion between National Investment and Infrastructure Fund(NIIF) and Russia Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) will help our infrastructure partnership,” the prime minister said.

Covering the dominating issue of terrorism in neighbouring countries, the prime minister also said, “We affirm the need for zero tolerance in dealing with terrorists and their supporters. Russia’s clear stand on the need to combat terrorism mirrors our own.”

With PTI inputs.

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    Pak Army
    Oct 15, 2016 at 12:04 pm
    Very surprising. India spending billion dollars on defence but still 600 million Indians r toiletless.
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      Abbiya
      Oct 15, 2016 at 9:28 am
      What happened Mr FEKU for indian below poverty line people. . stan policy Mr.bhutto said that to stan people we are eating gr but making nuclear bomb but bhutto didn't ate gr so now stan people eating gr.we are going same path Mr.FEKU
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        module
        Oct 15, 2016 at 10:13 am
        Very good Modiji, go ahead. But what happen about defence pension of seventh pay commission? Still not yet implemented. when yours govt going to finalized that? next month---next month---tarikh pe tarikh !!!
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          abd
          Oct 15, 2016 at 3:14 pm
          Khaney ko Roti nahin arms leney chaley.Pak zindabad.
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            PN badri
            Oct 15, 2016 at 4:03 pm
            During Indiraji days Jan Sangh criticized left and right for purchasing Russian war goods claiming inferior quality and now the same party giving huge order to economically worst hit Russia for their survival. Double standards while in opposition and in rule.
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              DD
              Oct 15, 2016 at 2:55 pm
              stan will be divided into 4 pieces.lt;br/gt;insha allah.lt;br/gt;....�lt;br/gt;allah ki yahi marzi hai hai..lt;br/gt;Ameen..lt;br/gt;'''''''' lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;..
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                DD
                Oct 15, 2016 at 4:05 pm
                stan will be divided into 4 pieces.lt;br/gt;insha allah.lt;br/gt;....�lt;br/gt;allah ki yahi marzi hai hai..lt;br/gt;Ameen..lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;...lt;br/gt;''''''''
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                  Indian
                  Oct 15, 2016 at 4:44 pm
                  The soviet Union that collapsed has recovered in the form of a modern Russia. The joint ventures like Brahmos is a big hit.
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                    Indiana Jones
                    Oct 15, 2016 at 2:53 pm
                    Is this a priority? Do we really need all these defense equipments? We have nuclear weapons as deterrence. Should we be spending more money on foreign equipments. Shouldn't we be spending money on the farming community and infrastructure development. What happens to make in india campaign now?
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                      Indiana Jones
                      Oct 15, 2016 at 3:17 pm
                      Sorry brother we are not talking about that insignificant country here.
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                        r
                        Oct 15, 2016 at 12:47 pm
                        Wonderful comment. Bend and lick your back
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                          ramu (USA)
                          Oct 15, 2016 at 2:13 pm
                          Disgusting. So many engineers, yet INdia cannot make a helicopter, ship and these days cannot even make Ganapati statues! You cannot progress with thousands upon thousands of educated leaving the country. Big culprit the high cost of real estate, corruption in land registry offices and political gundagiri. stan was still born. India has another decade or so before it collapses.
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                            Prateik
                            Oct 15, 2016 at 12:25 pm
                            Already implemented.
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                              Prateik
                              Oct 15, 2016 at 12:26 pm
                              Are you below poverty line? How come you have internet?
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                                Prateik
                                Oct 15, 2016 at 12:24 pm
                                Indian toilet will flow to you via Indus.
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