• Wednesday, November 30, 2022

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Modi and Putin talk up trade at Russia’s economic showcase

Narendra Modi and Vladimir Putin aiming to strengthen India-Russia ties

By: Sarwar Alam

Russian president Vladimir Putin and Indian premier Narendra Modi looked to bolster declining trade Thursday, as the defiant Russian strongman sought to burnish a fragile recovery at the Kremlin’s economic showcase despite tensions with the West. Among the deals Modi and Putin oversaw on the third leg of the Indian leader’s four-nation tour of Europe was the inking of an agreement for Moscow to build two more reactors at a nuclear plant in southern India. Modi is the guest of honour at this year’s three-day Saint Petersburg Economic Forum — Russia’s answer to Davos — that Putin wants to use…

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