BENAULIM, India: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin were set to sign lucrative energy and defense deals Saturday, aimed at shoring up economic ties between the long-time allies.
Putin was greeted with a military band and traditional dancers after arriving in the Indian tourism state of Goa for talks with Modi ahead of a BRICS summit.
Other heads of the BRICS club of leading emerging nations—Brazil, China and South Africa—were also gathering for this weekend’s summit that is expected to focus on trade and counter-terrorism.
Putin is seeking to seal deals with India in an attempt to help revive …read more
Source: The Manila Times