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Medvedev to visit India from December 4 to 6

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will pay a three-day visit to New Delhi from December 4 to attend the annual bilateral summit, becoming the first head of the state to undertake the trip following the Mumbai attacks.

world Updated: Dec 02, 2008 22:26 IST

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will pay a three-day visit to New Delhi from December 4 to attend the annual bilateral summit, becoming the first head of the state to undertake the trip following the Mumbai attacks.

Closer bilateral interaction in combating international and cross-border terrorism is expected to top the agenda of the Russian President's talks in New Delhi.

Medvedev will visit New Delhi from December 4-6 for the annual Indo-Russia summit and the formal conclusion of the 'Year of Russia' in India, the Kremlin announced on Tuesday.

Local experts underscore that Medvedev's maiden India visit, which comes soon after the Mumbai terror attacks that claimed 183 lives, should be seen as an expression of solidarity with the people and leadership of India.

While in Havana in the course of Medvedev's four-nation Latin America tour, Kremlin spokesperson Natalia Timakova said the Russian President will not postpone his India visit.

On Sunday, Medvedev had telephoned Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and expressed solidarity and sympathy with the people of India and vowed to closely interact with New Delhi in combating terror threat to both the countries.