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Russian President Medvedev visits India

12-21-2010 09:15 BJT

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has arrived in New Delhi for a two-day visit. His visit is seen as an opportunity seeking to sign big-ticket nuclear power and defense deals with a historically close trade and diplomatic partner.

Medvedev's visit followed recent ones from the leaders of Britain, the US, France and China. His core focus will be to convince New Delhi of Moscow's importance despite closer Indian ties with other Western powers. India's growing ties with the US have been underscored by a civil nuclear deal. And New Delhi is reaching out to other countries to modernize its military inventory of mostly aging Russian-made arms and fighter jets.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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