India-Russia pacts mark new milestone: Manmohan

December 5th, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan SinghNew Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The India-Russia relationship has “withstood the test of time”, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said at a joint press conference with visiting Russian President Dmitry Medvedev here Friday.The many agreements signed between India and Russia, he said, marked “a new milestone in the history of cooperation with Russia”.

Addressing the media after the signing of various agreements between India and Russia, Manmohan Singh said: “It’s a relationship that has withstood the test of time.”

He said Russia had consistently supported India in “diverse areas”.

Manmohan Singh said the large number of agreements that were signed marked a new milestone in the history of cooperation with Russia, which was also helping India’s “human space flight programme”.

He added that dialogue between the two countries had “intensified considerably”.

Stating that the terrorist attack in Mumbai “present a threat to pluralistic societies”, the prime minister said: “There is much Russia and India can do to promote global peace.”

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