His remarks come just a day after US President Donald Trump said India would soon “find out” if the punitive CAATSA sanctions apply to it over its US$ 5 billion deal with Russia to purchase the S-400 Triumf air defence system.
India and Russia have agreed to proceed with negotiations on the terms and conditions for the production of nuclear fuel assemblies in India. So far, fuel was being supplied by state-owned fuel utility JSC Tvel from Russia.
The two-day India-Russia annual bilateral summit concluded in New Delhi on Friday. PM Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed S-400 defence deal, amid the US warning. The two sides also inked pacts in areas ranging from defence, railways nuclear energy, space and economy.
Ahead of a summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, Indian Ambassador to Russia Pankaj Saran said India's relations with Russia are independent of its ties with Pakistan