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    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit Russia in late November or early December for a Russian-Indian summit, a diplomatic source said Friday.

    NEW DELHI (Sputnik) — "The visits of India's foreign minister and defense minister are scheduled for October. They will participate in the work of intergovernmental commissions to prepare for the Russian-Indian summit," the source told RIA Novosti.

    The source added that Modi's visit "is currently planned for late November, early December."

    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.

    The countries are also collaborating on construction of nuclear power plants in India.

    Putin and Modi discussed cooperation in areas such as nuclear energy and the military-technical sphere last month on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organization and BRICS summits in Russia. The two leaders also discussed the expansion of strategic partnership and trade.


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