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Official visit to India

December 21, 2010, New Delhi

Talks between Dmitry Medvedev and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh were held in New Delhi.

The main issues on the agenda of the Russian-Indian talks were cooperation in the oil and gas sector, nuclear energy, and aircraft construction, as well as joint high-tech projects.

Speaking about trade and economic cooperation, the two leaders agreed to continue their efforts towards achieving the strategic target of bilateral trade volume of $20 billion by 2015.

Cooperation in the international arena was also discussed, including the settlement of the situation in Afghanistan and the joint fight against terrorism.

A package of 30 bilateral documents was signed following the Russian-Indian talks, among them a Memorandum of Understanding on Research and Technology Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy, a fifth-generation fighter design contract, and an agreement on easing visa requirements for certain categories of citizens.

Following the talks, Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made press statements and answered questions from journalists.

Earlier in the day Dmitry Medvedev met with Indian Foreign Minister Somanahalli Mallaiah Krishna.

The Russian President also had bilateral meetings with President of India Pratibha Patil, Vice President of India Shri Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj, and Indian National Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi.

December 21, 2010, New Delhi