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Manmohan Singh to visit Russia in November

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will visit Russia in November to hold various-level talks.

world Updated: Sep 27, 2007 09:04 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will visit Russia in November, the Kremlin press service has announced.

In a telephone conversation on Wednesday, President Vladimir Putin discussed preparations for the visit with Singh, which is to include a number of bilateral contacts and various-level talks.

He also wished Singh a happy 75th birthday.

In 2000, Russia and India signed a 10-year program on military-technical cooperation, which currently comprises of about 13 research and development and production projects.

In 1998, Russia and India established a joint venture, BrahMos Aerospace, to design, develop, produce and market a supersonic cruise missile. Sea-based and land-based versions of the missile have been successfully tested and put into service with the Indian Army and Navy. A new hypersonic missile will be built in seven years.