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Dec 12, 2014

Ukrainian president slams India over Crimean leader visit

SYDNEY/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko lashed out at India on Friday over a visit by the leader of Crimea, the former Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia, who accompanied President Vladimir Putin’s annual summit delegation this week.

India does not back Western sanctions against Russia, and the unofficial trip by Sergey Aksyonov could spoil the mood before Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosts U.S. President Barack Obama for India’s Republic Day festivities in January.

Dec 11, 2014

Modi to Putin: Russia to stay India’s top defense partner

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told President Vladimir Putin on Thursday that Russia will remain India’s top defense supplier, even though New Delhi’s options had improved since the end of the Cold War.

Modi spoke after a one-day summit that sought to revive a relationship that peaked in the Soviet era, while the two sides signed billions of dollars in deals covering nuclear power, oil and defense cooperation.

Dec 11, 2014

Crimean leader slips into New Delhi during Putin visit

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The leader of Crimea, the former Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia, visited India on Thursday as a member of President Vladimir Putin’s summit delegation, in a move likely to provoke the West.

India does not back Western sanctions against Russia, but the unofficial trip by Sergey Aksyonov could spoil the mood before Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosts U.S. President Barack Obama for India’s Republic Day festivities in January.

Dec 11, 2014

Putin, Modi in push to revive jaded Russia-India relationship

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin got straight down to talks on Thursday on boosting nuclear and defense cooperation at a summit aimed at reviving an old friendship that has faded over the years.

Putin’s one-day visit to India comes at a time when Russia is at odds with the West over Ukraine, and its economy is stalling as oil prices tumble to their lowest in five years.

Dec 11, 2014

Exclusive: Crimean leader in New Delhi during Putin visit

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The leader of Crimea, the former Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia, arrived for unofficial talks in New Delhi on Thursday as President Vladimir Putin met Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a summit.

Sergey Aksyonov met a Mumbai businessman to discuss boosting trade with the Black Sea region. India does not support Western sanctions against Russia, but the meeting may prove an irritant before President Barack Obama visits India in January.

Dec 11, 2014

Crimean leader in New Delhi during Putin visit

NEW DELHI, Dec 11 (Reuters) – The leader of Crimea, the
former Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia, arrived for
unofficial talks in New Delhi on Thursday as President Vladimir
Putin met Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a summit.

Sergey Aksyonov met a Mumbai businessman to discuss boosting
trade with the Black Sea region. India does not support Western
sanctions against Russia, but the meeting may prove an irritant
before President Barack Obama visits India in January.

Dec 10, 2014

Putin, Modi seek to revive jaded Russia-India relationship

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin visits India on Thursday in an attempt to revive a historic friendship that has faded over the years, seeking to improve cooperation in energy, defense and nuclear power.

He flies to New Delhi for his first summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a time when Russia is at odds with the West over Ukraine, and its economy is stalling as oil prices tumble to their lowest point in five years.

Dec 10, 2014

Russia’s Alrosa to sell more diamonds direct to India

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Russia’s
state-controlled diamond monopoly Alrosa will sign a
dozen deals with Indian buyers on Thursday to increase direct
deliveries to Asia’s third-largest economy, as financial capital
Mumbai aspires to expand as a trading hub.

Alrosa supplies India with around half of its output of
rough diamonds, worth $700 million a year, typically via
established trading centres like Antwerp, Dubai or Tel Aviv.