UFA (Sputnik) — Putin and Modi also discussed cooperation in areas such as nuclear energy and the military-technical sphere.
India is Russia’s largest military-technical partner, with an estimated $4.78 billion worth of weapons and military equipment, including nuclear submarines, jet fighters and battle tanks, purchased in 2013, according to Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation.
Talked India-Russia ties & global issues with President Putin. Our meeting was very fruitful. @BRICS2015 pic.twitter.com/9L7BJulYjr— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 8 июля 2015
"Concrete projects were discussed, there was a lot of talk about nuclear energy. The prospects are very good," Peskov told reporters, adding that military-technical cooperation was also on the agenda.
It is very special to be in Russia, a Nation whose remarkable friendship with India has always been known. pic.twitter.com/yOHHj5yPen— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 8 июля 2015
The two leaders spoke on the sidelines of the SCO and BRICS summits in the Russian city of Ufa.
The two countries are currently collaborating on India’s Kudankulam nuclear power plant, with its second unit slated to go on line this summer. The head of Russia’s Rosatom nuclear corporation, Sergey Kirienko, said in December 2014 the construction of the plant’s third and fourth blocks was expected to begin in early 2016.