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Vladimir Putin will hold talks with PM Manmohan Singh on October 21

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  1. brahmos_ii

    brahmos_ii Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    The President of Russia Vladimir Putin will hold talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who will be in Russia on an official visit, the Kremlin website said.

    Priorities for the Russian-Indian strategic partnership in trade and the economy, culture and humanitarian ties will be among the subjects of discussion. Mr Putin and Mr Singh will examine prospects for joint projects in the energy sector, especially in nuclear energy, and in aircraft manufacturing, engineering, telecommunications and the financial sector.

    They will also exchange views on current international affairs, including the situation in Syria and Afghanistan.

    The talks will end with the adoption of a joint declaration and the signing of several bilateral agreements, in particular on expanding cooperation in energy efficiency, biotechnology, technical regulation and meteorology.
     
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    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will discuss prospects of bilateral military and technical cooperation and the situation in Afghanistan and Syria during talks in Kremlin on October 21.

    The coming meeting between the Russian president and Indian prime minister will be the third one in 2013.

    "Bilateral military and technical cooperation is traditionally on the agenda of the summit. Military and technical cooperation with India was and is one of the priority aspects of the Russian-Indian partnership," Putin's press office said in a statement.

    One more frigate, Trikand, built at a Russian dock by Indian request, was delivered to India in June 2013 and it is planned to deliver the Vikramaditya aircraft-carrying heavy cruiser to India in November, the Kremlin said. Tests being conducted on the cruiser are almost complete.

    According to the assessment of Russia, joint projects on designing 5th generation destroyers, multi-purpose transport aircraft and BrahMos cruise missiles are being implemented successfully.

    "Pressing issues of bilateral relations development, the situation in Afghanistan, Middle east and North Africa, firstly in Syria, are on the agenda of the coming meeting," Putin's press office said.

    A joint statement reflecting the approaches of the two countries for further strategic partnership development, including increasing trade and economic cooperation and coordination of cooperation on pressing international issues, is planned to be signed following the high-level meeting, the Kremlin said.

    A number of intergovernmental documents - in particular, the intergovernmental agreement on deporting people sentenced to prison time, the agreement on enhancing cooperation in energy efficiency, bio technologies and cooperation program in science and technologies - have been prepared for signing.

    The positive dynamic of trade and economic ties between Moscow and Delhi remains. Mutual trade turnover in 2012 reached a record $11 billion and, according to the Russian statistics, trade turnover between Russia and India in January-June 2013 already amounted to $5.5 billion, the Kremlin said.

    In 2012 the leaders of the two countries announced an ambitious goal to bring mutual trade turnover to $20 billion by 2015, the Kremlin said.

    The volume of Russian capitals accumulated in the Indian economy is about $610 million and the Indian investments in Russia exceed $3.1 billion. Joint investments go, in particular, to projects in civil aviation, vehicle and tractor construction, petrochemicals, telecommunications, pharmacy and production of fertilizers.

    Russia and India cooperate successfully in the energy sector as well, the Kremlin said. In particular, Russian experts are building new energy power plants in India (Konaseema and Barh thermal power plants, Teri and Balimela hydro power plants) on schedule.

    The projects to launch the car plant in Hosur (to produce KAMAZ trucks) and the assembly production of bulldozer equipment in Maharashtra (Concern Tractor Plants) are close to completion, the press office said.
    The official visit of the Indian prime minister to Russia will last until October 22.

    Putin and Singh to discuss cooperation, Middle East, in Moscow - News - World - The Voice of Russia: News, Breaking news, Politics, Economics, Business, Russia, International current events, Expert opinion, podcasts, Video
     
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    Russian President Vladimir Putin has given high marks to Russian-Indian trade turnover, adding that it should be higher.

    "We are developing active economic ties. We are happy not only about the amount of trade turnover, which, of course, can and should be higher, but the main thing is the quality of trade turnover, which is largely composed of products of a high added value," Putin said during a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday.

    Russia and India are actively working together in all spheres, including military-technical cooperation and defense, he said.

    A joint anti-terrorist military training is now taking place in India, Putin said.

    Both countries are actively working together in the sphere of politics in the UN, BRICS, etc., Putin noted.

    Singh, in turn, gave high marks to the diversification of trade-economic relations between Russia and India.

    "It's good that we have good and permanent progress in our relations in various spheres such as defense, energy, IT, and also tourism, trade, and investment. We have good cooperation in international forums, which is developing, such as BRICS, G20, and the Southeast Asia summit," Singh said, reiterating that the two countries have a "special, privileged strategic partnership".

    Russia backs India’s bid for permanent UMSC membership – statement

    Russia and India have reiterated the need to reform the United Nations Security Council to make it more representative, more efficient and better-adapted to modern realities, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in a statement released after their talks in Moscow on Monday.

    Russia “reaffirmed its strong support of India’s bid for a permanent seat in the reformed UN Security Council,” the statement says.

    Moscow and Delhi vowed to continue efforts towards cementing the key role of the UN in maintaining international peace and security and promoting sustainable socio-economic development.

    Both sides praised their fruitful cooperation within the UN framework and agreed to further coordinate their approaches to a wide range of international and regional matters.

    Read more: Putin, Singh give high marks to Russian-Indian trade-economic relations - News - Politics - The Voice of Russia: News, Breaking news, Politics, Economics, Business, Russia, International current events, Expert opinion, podcasts, Video
     
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    Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh secured commitments Monday from Russia that New Delhi will hope could go some way to providing for the country’s surging energy needs.



    Singh and Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a joint statement after talks in Moscow that the two countries have agreed on a range of energy issues, spanning from cooperation in electricity production to possible joint oil and gas exploration in the Arctic Sea.

    With demand for electricity set to double in India over the coming decade, New Delhi is actively seeking ways to plug the gap.

    Singh and Putin said Monday that Russia and India would speed up the signing of a long-anticipated framework agreement to build the third and fourth reactors at the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in the southernmost tip of India.

    Putin said the first reactor at the plant may even have been set to operate by Monday evening.

    “I think it could happen in the next few hours,” Putin said after talks with Singh.

    Putin said the construction of as many as four more units at Kundankulam was under consideration. The Indian premier said Monday the second Kundankulam unit could be launched in early 2014.

    India signed a contract with the Soviet Union to build the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in 1988. Construction started only in 1997 due to political and economic upheaval in Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

    The project involves 1,000-megawatt pressurized water reactors being constructed by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited and Russia’s Atomstroyexport company, a subsidiary of Russian nuclear energy company Rosatom.

    The construction of the first two units was halted in September 2011 amid protests by local residents demanding the scrapping of the Indo-Russian project in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. Protesters blocked all roads to the plant and would not allow the workers to enter.

    Work resumed in March 2012 and the first unit at Kudankulam was commissioned on July 13.

    According to Russian experts, negotiations on further construction at the Indian nuclear power plant have been hampered by New Delhi’s strict safety liability regulations that Moscow believes cannot be applied to Soviet-era technology.

    The joint statement Monday also said Russia and India would review “the possibility of organizing direct overland transportation of energy supplies from Russia to India.”

    It was unclear from the statement what methods of transportation are being proposed. India and Russia are separated by several countries, including Afghanistan and New Delhi’s avowed foe Pakistan.

    Singh furthermore reaffirmed India’s interest in taking part in prospecting for energy resources in the Arctic Sea together with leading Russian companies, including the state-run Rosneft.

    “We see Russia as a key partner for our energy security,” Singh said Monday.
    Read more: India Looks to Russia as Provider of Future Energy Security - News - Russian Dimension - Voice of Russia - US Edition
     
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    India, US, UK, France, Russia & Iran are working on a joint invasion of Pakistan.

    Rest assured guys.
     
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    How is this possible, as US & UK provide all support to PAK and US doesn't work with Russia & Iran...
     
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    Within next 5 years you will see.
     
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    Will see, fingers crossed...
     
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    China will come to the rescue of pakistan.And Russia will not be there because Russia has nothing to do with pakistan.What could be the most possible intrest of Iran for Invading Pakistan.Iran got nuclear technology from pak and therefore,it will never go against pakistan..The other four left are India,France and the two vultures US and UK.The only reason why these NATO nations US UK,France will invade pakistan is only for it's nukes......The invasion seems to be impossible to me...Can you prsent some real picture of your claim that why these nations Including Iran and Russia will invade pakistan and how China will not do anything to stop this.
     
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    We are going off topic, can we stick to PM Visit to Russia here and we can discusses Invading PAK in relevant thread...
     
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    sorry bro,i'll keep that in mind.
     
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    [MENTION=9508]The Drdo Guy[/MENTION] As I've said to BrahMos-II, within next 5 years you will see everything unfold.
     
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    The 13-page joint statement issued after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s annual summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin shows the breadth and depth of relations between the two countries and the trust factor that has been constant element behind it.

    From promoting trade to combating terrorism to common views on the Syria crisis to enhancing security co-operation in Asia and Asia Pacific -- there were no global issues left untouched between two countries.

    Rediff.com's Sheela Bhatt, who is travelling with the Prime Minister to Russia and China, picks out few notable takeaways from Moscow.

    1) One of the interesting decisions taken this time by both leaders is about exploring if there is a possibility to lay a pipeline from Russia to India. The possibility behind the project is absolutely exciting. The joint statement says, “Both sides agreed to explore the possibilities of direct transportation of hydrocarbons from Russia to India through the land route. The sides agreed to set up a Joint Study Group in this regard.”

    2) Foreign Secretary Sujata Singh and Indian Ambassador to Russia Ajai Malhotra told media that India and Russia are not just talking about two more power plants at Kudankulam, but looking to invest in nuclear power plants out side Tamil Nadu as well.” In fact, Russia has said that it can live with the "liability clause", but then the price of nuclear power plant will increase manifold. The cost factor is the issue if the suppliers’ liability is increased.

    3) Those privy to the Singh-Putin talks said that both leaders have become friends over the period of time. The joint statement said, ‘The traditionally close military and technical cooperation between the two countries was a crucial element of the strategic partnership and reflected the high level of trust between the two states.’ Both countries continue to value trust factor, which has been built over many decades. In a changed global scenario with a multi-polar world, this is a win-win situation for both.

    4) India and Russia’s military ties are still in sharp focus and set to grow. The joint statement says, ‘Russia and India both have put emphasis on the scope for enhancing service-to-service exchanges, training cooperation and regular exercises between their armed forces’.

    ‘Both countries have welcomed the delivery of the Russian-built frigate Trikand to India in 2013, licensed production of Su-30MKI aircraft and T-90S tanks in India as well as successful completion of the trials of the aircraft carrier Vikramaditya. The sides took note of the progress made in the field of joint design, development and production of high-technology military equipment and implementation of projects such as the construction of the fifth-generation fighter aircraft, multi-role transport aircraft and BrahMos supersonic missile. Both sides agreed to enhance cooperation in the fields of rocket, missile and naval technologies and weapon systems.

    5) While supporting United Nations reforms once again, Russia has reiterated its strong support to India for a permanent seat in a reformed UN Security Council.

    6) Importantly, Russia has supported India’s stance on terrorism. The special mention has been made about the events of terrorist attack in Mumbai. Both sides affirmed the need to join efforts of all states to defeat terrorism.

    Without naming Pakistan, the joint statement said, ‘Both sides reaffirmed the obligation of all states to vanquish terrorism from their territories and areas under their control. They need to irreversibly shut down terrorist networks, organizations and infrastructure, and show tangible movement in investigating and bringing quickly to justice all those responsible for acts of terrorism. Both countries further agreed that there cannot be ideological, religious, political, racial, ethnic, or any other justification to acts of terrorism. Incidents such as the Mumbai Terror Attacks or Beslan terrorist attack, which resulted in the death of numerous innocent civilians cannot be justified on any grounds.’

    7) It is clear that Singh-Putin talks were largely political. It reflected in the joint statement as well. It said, ‘The sides are committed to further intensifying political interactions between China, India, and Russia. In this context, they attach great significance to the next meeting of the foreign ministers of the three states, which is to take place this November in New Delhi. The sides also see it as essential to continue consultations concerning regional security at the level of high representatives of China, India, and Russia.”

    8) Russia and India also spelled out their views on situation in Syria and Afghanistan.

    On Syria, the joint statement said, ‘Both sides expressed the strong belief that the crisis in Syria should not be resolved by force, and could be settled only through political means.’ India praised Russia’s recent diplomatic role in helping find solution of Syria conflict. Russia said it would welcome India’s participation in Geneva-II (international conference on Syria) meet.

    On Afghanistan, both sides have similar views and expressed the need to tame the Taliban. The statement said, ‘The sides considered it necessary to extend the sanctions regime introduced by the UN Security Council against the Taliban as one of the most important tools for fighting terrorism.’

    Dr Singh’s (probably) last official visit to Russia has ended with a comprehensive dialogue on an entire range of global issues. He is leaving behind an institutionalized system of high-level summits that will ensure a slow, stable and steady way in which both New Delhi and Moscow will resolve their issues and keep the highest level of communication open, as always.

    8 crucial takeaways from Singh-Putin summit - Rediff.com India News
     
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    Next time, if will be MODI and PUTIN shaking hands!
     
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    It seems there has not much achieved from the statements other than the existing co-operations. Any news on Pak-FA or any updates on the exclusivity ?
     
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