New Delhi, Oct 22 : Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday reviewed oil and gas projects being undertaken in the Russian far-east, including India Russia joint collaborations.
Far-east in Russia has vast mineral opportunities, with Russian government keen to partner with India. The proposed joint projects are expected to further add strength to time-tested bilateral friendship, according to a statement here.
The Minister also visited the shipbuilding Complex, Zvezda. The Zvezda shipyard is poised to make a huge contribution in the development of Arctic shipping and developing shipping routes between Russia and India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited the Zvezda ship building complex back in September 2019 during his historic visit to Vladivostok, Russia. During Pradhan’s visit to Zvezda, he was accompanied by Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin who demonstrated the cutting edge technologies there.
As a follow-up to the visit of the Prime Minister to Vladivostok for the Eastern Economic Forum in September 2019, the Petroleum Minister is currently on a four-day visit to Vladivostok.(UNI)