Moscow invites New Delhi to take part in Arctic projects

There are definitely interesting projects in the sphere of shelf development. Source: Photoshot/Vostock-Photo

There are definitely interesting projects in the sphere of shelf development. Source: Photoshot/Vostock-Photo

There is a possibility of joint use of the Northern Sea Route and development of the Arctic shelf.

India may take part in the development of the Arctic shelf along with Russia and China, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Tuesday.

"There are definitely interesting projects in the sphere of shelf development and as we establish a joint instrument for the development of the Arctic shelf we plan to invite there not only Chinese but also Indian partners," he told journalists after talks of the India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technical and Cultural Cooperation.

Apart from that that, he said there is a possibility of joint use of the Northern Sea Route.

According to the Russian deputy prime minister, India is interested in establishing an international transport corridor North-South, from Russia’s St. Petersburg to India’s Mumbai, to ship cargoes, commodity and passengers between the Baltic countries and India.

"The transport corridor is an extremely interesting thing, and I think it has good chances to be realized," Rogozin stressed.

The India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technical and Cultural Cooperation (IRIGC-TEC) met in New Delhi on Tuesday, to review the status of ongoing bilateral projects and further broaden strategic cooperation in the critical areas of trade and commerce, energy, space and high technology.

First published by TASS.

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