PM Modi to hold bilateral talks with Russia president Vladimir Putin ahead of BRICS summit

The meeting between the two comes in the backdrop of the the first ever joint Russia-Pakistan military exercise recently.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:October 7, 2016 8:52 pm
PM Narendra Modi meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Tashkent. (Source: Twitter/ANI) PM Narendra Modi meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Tashkent. (Source: Twitter/ANI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold detailed bilateral discussion with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week on a range of issues including cooperation in the areas of defence, security, trade and investment, a day ahead of the BRICS summit in Goa to be held on October 16.

The meeting between the two comes in the backdrop of the the first ever joint Russia-Pakistan military exercise recently.

It also comes at a time when India is undertaking large-scale defence modernisation programme involving replacing old Russian equipment with modern ones from the country itself and from other nations.

Defence, security, regional issues, besides trade and investment cooperation will be discussed during the bilateral meeting, official sources said.

Some of the most important defence deals currently under discussion are purchase of 5 S-400 ‘Triumf’ long-range air defence missile systems, Kamov-28 helicopters and upgradation of the Sukhoi 30-MKIs.

Another project under focus would be the long pending joint development of the fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA).

India is also looking at leasing an Akula-class nuclear submarine from Russia.

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    Anjali
    Oct 8, 2016 at 5:27 pm
    this is great to hear. RussiA has always been good to IndiA. the respect is mutual.
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