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Nirmala Sitharaman focuses on after-sales hiccups with Russia counterpart

India’s defence minister Nirmala Sitharam, who is on three-day visit to Russia to attend VII Moscow Conference on International Security from April 0 to 5, 2018, met Russian Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov in Moscow on Tuesday.

The two leaders reviewed ongoing military technical cooperation projects between the two countries, including measures to promote India-Russia joint industrial activities under the ‘Make in India’ program with respect to defence production, especially for after-sales support.

They also discussed participation of Russian in DefExpo India -2018 to be held in Chennai from April 11 to 14, 2018. Later, the minister met Russian Defence Minister General Sergey Shoygu and discussed issues of bilateral importance, especially Military-to-Military Cooperation and other regional issues in a delegation level talks.

After the review of the roadmap of military cooperation involving exercises, training, exchange of visits, and India’s participation in International Army Games to be held in Russia later this year, Nirmala Sitharaman went to attend a concert by Sarod Maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan to mark the closing of the year-long celebrations of the 70th Anniversary of India-Russia diplomatic relations.

​India’s Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman being welcomed by the Russian Defence Minister, General Sergey Shoygu, on her visit to Moscow on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 (PIB)

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