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India, Russia ink nuclear plant pact

Vision document strongly condemns terrorism in all its forms and asserts willingness to fight menace
Press Trust of India ument released by India and
St. Petersburg Russia on Thursday, after
Prime Minister Narendra
India and Russia have signed Modi and President Vladimir
the much-awaited agreement Putin held wide-ranging
on setting up two more units talks here.
of a nuclear power plant in We strongly condemn
Tamil Nadu and decided to terrorism in all its forms and
give a new direction to the manifestations and stress
defence cooperation that there can be no justifica-
between the two great tion whatsoever for any acts
powers. of terrorism, whether based
The two countries also de- upon ideological, religious,
cided to hold the first tri-Ser- political, racial, ethnic or any
vices exercises, named In- other reasons, the two
dra-2017, this year and start countries said in the joint de-
joint manufacture of frigates, claration titled A vision for
adding to the co-production the 21st century
of Kamov-226 military We call for an early con-
helicopters. clusion of negotiations on
These decisions were the Comprehensive Conven-
taken at the wide-ranging tion on International Terror-
talks on Thursday between ism to strengthen the global
Prime Minister Narendra counter-terrorism normative
Modi and Russian President and legal framework to com-
Vladimir Putin here, which Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting on bat this scourge, the state-
covered issues like terrorism the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. AFP
ment said.
and increasing trade and The two nations decided
investment. ing, based on mutual love, The two countries called without double standards to upgrade and intensify
Addressing the media respect and strong trust. for an end to cross-border and selectivity was required bilateral defence coopera-
jointly with Mr. Putin after From culture to security, movement of terrorists and to combat the threat of tion through joint manufac-
the talks, Mr. Modi said the our relations have been at asserted that a decisive col- terrorism. ture, co-production and co-
relations between the two par... We speak in one lan- lective response from the in- The assertion to fight ter- development of key military
nations had been unwaver- guage, he said. ternational community rorism came in a vision doc- hardware and equipment.