DG of Russia’s Roscosmos Space body Dmitry Rogozin meets Ajit Doval

DG of Russia’s Roscosmos Space body Dmitry Rogozin meets Ajit Doval

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New Delhi, Jul 12: The visiting Director General of Russia’s Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities Dmitry Rogozin has held detailed meeting with National Security Adviser Ajit Doval.

"On July 11, a Russian delegation led by Dr Dmitry Rogozin, DG of State Space Corporation had a meeting with Mr Ajit Doval, National Security Advisor, Government of India, as well as the top management of the ISRO," a tweet from Russian embassy has said here.

The Russian delegation is in India for the crucial Indo-Russian Strategic Economic Dialogue.

The meeting took place on Thursday close on the heels of Indian government and various corporate houses showing interest to invest in mineral rich far-east region of Russia.

The talks between the two sides would also firm up agenda for parleys during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Vladivostok to attend the Eastern Economic Forum in September.

Russia President Vladimir Putin had invited Mr Modi during SCO Summit at Bishkek to be the Chief Guest for the Eastern Economic Forum to be held in Vladivostok in the first week of September as the two sides are likely to widen scope of their economic partnership especially in Arctic region in sectors such as energy, transfer of technology, and joint projects under Make in India initiative.

Shortly after SCO Summit at Bishkek wherein Mr Modi and Russian President Putin held bilateral talks, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Yury Trutnev had visited Delhi and Mumbai and he also addressed a gathering of business captains and industrialists in Mumbai seeking Indian investments in the Russian Far East.

India was one of the first countries to establish a resident Consulate in Vladivostok way back in 1992. (UNI)