Russia scrutinizing possibilities of 'Make in India' program – Russian Deputy FM

Moscow is carefully studying the possibilities of the program 'Make in India', declared by New Delhi, Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Igor Morgulov said Monday.

Moscow is carefully studying the possibilities of the program 'Make in India', declared by New Delhi, Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Igor Morgulov said Monday.

'We are carefully studying the possibilities that unfold in view of the ambitious 'Make in India' program declared by Indian Prime Minister Modi. Space exploration, fuel and energy complex, mechanical engineering, chemical industry, military-industrial complex — all these are highly effective directions of our cooperation',- Morgulov said. He stressed that 'Moscow will not rest on its laurels' in relations with New Delhi.

According to Deputy Foreign Minister, the possibilities of the Indo-Russian trade and economic cooperation have not been exhausted yet.

Speaking at the reception in honor of the Republic Day of India, Morgulov reiterated Russia's invitation to Indian companies 'to enter the Russian market more vigorously and to participate in joint development of promising fields'. He also stressed that Russia and India have reached particularly good results in the field of military and technical cooperation.

'This is one of the key areas of our cooperation,' - said Morgulov, having noted that all the guests of the Republic Day parade, which was held in New Delhi, could see the results of this close cooperation.

Morgulov noted that at the core of the Russia-India relations, the interests of the two countries' peoples to each other there is the 'mutual admiration and respect for the history, national traditions and culture of the two countries.' Morgulov made this statement during his speech at a reception in honor of the Republic Day of India, which was held in Moscow.

First published in Russian by RIA Novosti.

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