New Delhi: Russia on July 17 offered joint production of sophisticated military equipment with India, including cargo planes, as the two countries reviewed the progress in the techno commercial negotiations on Russia setting up third and fourth nuclear power plant units at Kudankulam as part of the energy cooperation between the two countries.
“Our objective is to move from the buyer-seller relationship in the military field to joint production with the potential of sale to a third country,” Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said at a joint press conference with External Affairs Mini-ster S.M. Krishna.
The two leaders earlier co-chaired a meeting of the Indo-Russian Inter-Govern-mental Commission (IRIGC) trade, economic, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation. The two sides are understood to have also discussed the dates for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to India later this year.