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NEW DELHI – India and Russia have signed a pact to jointly build the last two units of the Kudankulam nuclear reactor.


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Making the announcement during his joint statement with President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Narendra Modi underscored the seven-decade-long India-Russia ties, which he said, has stood the “test of time”.

PM Modi, who also addressed an elite group of Russian industry leaders, said defense should be a key area in Indo-Russian collaboration and the government had approved a policy to allow Indian companies to manufacture defense equipment with foreign players.

The Prime Minister is on a three-day tour to St Petersburg, where he had bilateral meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his team.