By The Associated Press - Monday, December 24, 2012 - 0 Comments
NEW DELHI – Russia and India signed weapons deals worth billions of dollars Monday…
NEW DELHI – Russia and India signed weapons deals worth billions of dollars Monday as President Vladimir Putin sought to further boost ties with an old ally.
Putin and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh hailed co-operation between their countries as officials signed a $1.6 billion deal for 42 Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets that will be license-built in India from Russian components and a $1.3 billion contract for the delivery of 71 Mil Mi-17 military helicopters.
“We agreed to further strengthen the traditions of close co-operation in the military and technical areas,” Putin said after the signing.
Singh said the talks included discussions on the security situation in the region, including Afghanistan.