At the BRICS summit, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh plans to discuss with Russian President Vladimir Putin the progress in relations between the two countries. The premier said this on Monday before leaving for Africa.
The premier said he intended to discuss with President Putin the progress reached in relations between Russia and India after the successful meeting on the top level in New Delhi in December 2012.
Singh also said he looked forward to the meeting in Durban with Chinese President Xi Jinping. It will be an opportunity for him not only to personally greet the new Chinese leader, but also to discuss with him the maintaining of the positive trajectory in relations and the consolidation of the bilateral partnership very important for them in the future, the Indian premier noted.
The Russian president's visit to India late last year resulted in several contracts totaling about three bln dlrs in the military technical area. A number of important joint statements were also made on main international themes and Russian-Indian cooperation.
NEW DELHI, March 25 (Itar-Tass)