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Putin urges India to lift restrictions on joint Internet projects

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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Friday India should lift restrictions on Russian companies implementing Internet and other high-tech projects in India

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Friday India should lift restrictions on Russian companies implementing Internet and other high-tech projects in India.

Speaking during an Internet conference with Indian businessmen, he stressed that joint high-tech projects were a priority of Russian-Indian relations.

"This is a priority of our development. However, we have fewer restrictions," Putin said.

He said Indian laws limit the share of foreign investment in Indian companies, which, in his opinion, impedes the development of partnerships.

"We have restrictions, but not in the sphere of Internet technology," an Indian businessman commented.

"Yes, you do have them [in the Internet sphere]," Putin responded.

"Ask your colleague," he said pointing at Vladimir Yevtushenkov, head of AFK Sistema, whose subsidiary has been operating in India since 2000.

He said the Russian government was ready to provide significant support to Sistema ShyamTeleservices Ltd. (SSTL), a cell phone service operator.

Russian Deputy Finance Minister Dmitry Pankin said earlier this month the Russian government had approved the allocation of $676 million to buy into Sistema's subsidiary.

Sistema currently holds a 74% stake in SSTL.

NEW DELHI, March 12 (RIA Novosti)

 

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