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Russian Security Council Secretary to meet Indian counterpart in Moscow

12.04.2018 88 просмотров

Ajit Doval will visit Russia to discuss the strategic development of bilateral relations and the contract for the purchase of a submarine.

Assistant to the President of India for National Security Affairs Ajit Doval will visit Russia this week to meet with his colleague, Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev. "This visit is designed to convince Moscow that India attaches great importance to relations with Russia, considering it a time-tested strategic partner," Doval's office said.

for the purchase of a Shark-class submarine upgraded to meet the needs of the Indian Navy. The cost of the contract, according to sources in the office of the security adviser, will reach $2 billion, and it can be signed as early as 2018.

Indian Ambassador to Russia Pankaj Saran recently noted that relations between the two countries are "multidimensional partnership”, affecting the foundations of New Delhi's foreign policy and based on mutual trust and commonality of strategic interests.

According to the diplomat, India also has a "roadmap" for cooperation with the Russian Federation in the nuclear field, which provides for the implementation of joint projects for the construction Nuclear power plants in third world countries based on Indian-made nuclear reactors.

In early April, the head of the Indian Ministry of Defense, Nirmala Sitaraman, visited Russia and met with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, and also took part in the VII Moscow Conference on International Security. During the visit, she noted that Russia and India are working together to strengthen the defense capabilities of both countries, in particular, by establishing a joint production of spare parts for military equipment. “This partnership has become even more relevant today, when the situation in the world is rapidly changing,” Ms. Sitaraman told reporters.

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