India, Russia ink 10 pacts

December 5th, 2008 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan SinghNew Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) India and Russia Friday reinvigorated their ties by signing 10 pacts, including an agreement on civil nuclear cooperation, and decided to intensify their cooperation in combating terrorism.The pacts were signed in diverse areas ranging from space and defence to finance, human space programme and tourism. The agreements were signed in the presence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

The pact on civil nuclear cooperation envisages Russia building four additional reactors at the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu.

Medvedev, who arrived here Thursday night on a three-day visit, is the first foreign head of state to visit India after a brazen terror strike in Mumbai killed 172 people, including 22 foreigners.

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