PM to meet Putin for an annual summit

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Moscow, Nov 12 (UNI) Reflecting the warmth in bilateral relationship, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin later today for an annual summit between the leaders of the two countries.

According to senior Indian officials, the two leaders will review the entire gamut of bilateral relations as well as the international situation, particularly in Pakistan, Iran and North Korea.

The two leaders will hold one-on-one talks at the Kremlin, followed by delegation level talks.

The two countries are also scheduled to sign a slew of agreements, including one on the co-development and co-production of the Fifth Generation Fighter and the Mutli-Role Transport Aircraft, after the talks between the two leaders.

The tradition of regular India-Russia summits was started during the first visit of President Putin to India in October 2000. The previous meeting between the two leaders was held in New Delhi in January this year.

UNI

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