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Seminar for exploring avenues for Indo-Russia def cooperation

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NEW DELHI (PTI): A two-day seminar jointly hosted by a Russian think-tank and a Delhi-based NGO was inaugurated in New Delhi on Thursday, seeking to explore avenues to broaden defence cooperation between India and Russia.

The first session of the event organised by Vivekananda International Foundation and Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) saw speakers, including, former C-in-C Eastern Naval Command, Vice Admiral Anup Singh and Vasilii Kashin of Institute of Far Eastern Studies, Moscow.

Andrey Kortunov, Director General of RIAC, moderated the session titled, 'India-Russia Defence Cooperation,' that discussed areas like joint ventures and 'Make in India' initiative, the Foundation said in a statement.

The second session was on scope for economic engagement.

Two more sessions on, 'India and Russia: the Geopolitical Dimension Eurasia, Russia's Asia Pivot and Relations with China' and 'Toward a New Quality of Bilateral Ties in Science, Education, Culture and Media,' would be held on Friday.

The seminar also marked the 70 years of diplomatic ties between the two countries.


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