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Hurdles cleared for AK 203 rifles take care of Russia; more likely to be sealed next month during Putin's consult with



| published: Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 23:34 [IST]

New Delhi, Nov 23: India and Russia are prone to seal the long-pending AK 203 Kalashnikov rifles deal under the Make in India initiative throughout Russian President Vladimir Putin's consult with right here subsequent month for summit talks with top Minister Narendra Modi, individuals regular with the construction talked about on Tuesday.

a gathering of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh deliberated on key facets of the joint venture and is learnt to have cleared the hurdles for its finalisation, they pointed out. below the basically Rs 5,000 crore deal, the Indo-Russian joint venture will produce over six lakh AK 203 rifles over a duration of 10 years at a manufacturing facility in Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.

The contentious issues that have been sorted out now covered the charge part, the sources noted. each side had given in-precept acclaim for the deal Singh's visit to Moscow remaining year. The joint venture is additionally expected to discover the possibility of exporting the AK 203 Kalashnikov rifles. Putin is probably going to talk over with India on December 6 for the summit with Modi.

both aspects are also protecting the inaugural '2+2' defence and overseas ministerial dialogue around the time of the summit. exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Singh are scheduled to hold the dialogue with their Russian counterparts Sergey Lavrov and Sergey Shoygu. The Modi-Putin summit is anticipated to produce selected results in further expanding ties in areas of defence, alternate and power.

it's learnt that both aspects are going to company up a couple of agreements within the areas of defence, change and investment, and science and technology at the summit. A framework for defense force-technical cooperation is determined to be renewed for the subsequent decade on the summit anyway asserting a joint fee on know-how and science.

India and Russia have also reached the ultimate part of negotiation for a logistics assist contract and it is probably going to be signed both all over both-plus-two talks or at the summit. The pact will enable militaries of both countries to make use of every other's bases for repair and replenishment of components, besides facilitating scaling up of usual defence cooperation. The summit turned into postponed closing yr because of the COVID-19 pandemic. both the countries have a mechanism below which India's prime minister and the Russian president dangle a summit meeting annually to review the complete gamut of ties. to this point 20 Annual Summit meetings have taken region however in India and Russia. PTI

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Story first posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 23:34 [IST]

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