PM Modi, Vladimir Putin discuss strategic issues over one-on-one dinner

PM Modi, Vladimir Putin discuss strategic issues over one-on-one dinner

PM Modi, Vladimir Putin discuss strategic issues over one-on-one dinner

However, U.S. officials have said there is no guarantee for such a waiver and have urged India not to enter into transactions with Russian Federation.

Britain last month charged two Russian men with the poisoning.

However, the U.S. is in a hard position when it comes to India.

Russian Federation is still India's biggest arms supplier, and the two have had warm ties since Stalin died in 1953.

These issues, according to Putin, include the expectation of new US sanctions against Iran and a decline in production in North Africa and Venezuela. India reportedly plans to deploy the missiles to its borders with China and Pakistan.

India has signaled it will ask Washington for a special waiver from the sanctions to purchase the S-400 systems. "India has been shopping around for sometime now for air-defence systems", he told Al Jazeera.

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Asked about whether Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia would raise production to ease concerns about supply and cool oil prices, Novak said that Russian Federation has already reversed all 300,000 bpd of the cuts it had pledged in the OPEC+ deal and added another 100,000-bpd production in September.

The Modi government hopes the Trump administration will not disrupt burgeoning defence ties with the world's biggest arm importer by levying sanctions the U.S. Congress has sought.

Also on the agenda is Russian training for Indian astronauts as New Delhi aims to launch its first crewed space mission in 2022.

SME co-operation The Centre on October 3 approved signing of an agreement to promote co-operation between small and medium enterprises of the two countries.

The focus is likely to be on the three key deals.

India and Russian Federation have a close relationship that dates back to the Cold War, when the USA tilted toward Pakistan, India's neighbor and archrival. During the summit, Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are expected to review bilateral defence cooperation. Russian Federation and India have had close political and military ties since the days of Soviet-Indian partnership, and India is now a booming market for Russia's most-successful industries. They also met in Sochi this year. But immediately after the end of the talks, Secretary of State Pompeo made quite conciliatory statements, meaning that India is too important partner for the United States and Washington would not want to jeopardize these relations by taking some steps that can be viewed in Delhi as hostile.

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