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India’s Singh hails ally Russia as nuclear, space deals signed

December 6, 2008

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh hailed a landmark nuclear deal signed with Russia on Friday as a “milestone in the history of our cooperation” after meeting here with President Dmitry Medvedev.

The allies also finalised an accord that could see New Delhi send a man and eventually its own manned craft into space, with the Indian premier describing ties with Moscow as a “vital anchor of our foreign policy.”

“It is a relationship that has stood the test of time, a relationship based on strong mutual trust,” Singh said alongside Medvedev after the signing ceremonies.

Medvedev praised the agreements as opening a “new page” in relations. He was to leave New Delhi later Friday, earlier than scheduled, to join the mourning for the death of the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, his spokeswoman said.

The nuclear deal was the third such agreement India has signed after a decision in September by the Nuclear Suppliers Group to waive its ban on trade of atomic technology with New Delhi.

by Stuart Williams, AFP

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (L) and India's Prime ...

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (L)  and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh looks on at a new conference in New Delhi. Singh hailed a landmark nuclear deal signed with Russia on Friday as a “milestone in the history of our cooperation” after meeting here with Medvedev.

(AFP/Raveendran)

The United States and France are the other powers to have signed agreements with New Delhi but Russia remains so far the only state actively involved in building reactors in the country.

The nuclear deal will see the building of four new nuclear energy reactors in Kudankulam in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

Moscow is already building two 1,000-megawatt light water reactors at the site. The value of the new deal was not given.

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India, Russia ink nuclear deal

December 5, 2008

India’s prime minister says India and Russia have signed a nuclear deal that is expected to see Russia build four nuclear reactors for power-starved India.

The deal was inked during a meeting between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and visiting President Dmitry Medvedev of Russia.

Associated Press

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (R) waves as Indian Prime ... 
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (R) waves as Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh looks on at a welcome ceremony in New Delhi on December 5. India and Russia on Friday signed an agreement covering the building of four new nuclear energy reactors in southern India, as well as a cooperation accord on manned space flight.(AFP/Raveendran)

Singh says that the deal “marks a new milestone in the history of our cooperation with Russia in the field of nuclear energy.”

The deal follows the conclusion of a landmark nuclear deal between the United States and India earlier this year that opened the way for nuclear trade between India and other nations.