New Delhi: Mr. Dmitry Rogozin, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation was on his official visit to India and met with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during his visit. Raveesh Kumar, the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson said that they discussed on bilateral trade, energy sector and investments among other areas of cooperation.
Dmitry Rogozin had arrived in India to participate in the India-Russia ‘Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation (IRIGC-TEC). EAM Sushma Swaraj and Russian Deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin took a comprehensive review of economic cooperation in the areas of trade and investment, technology, agriculture and industry between the two nations.
In the meantime, the Russian envoy to India claimed that after India gained membership to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), the Indian and Russian cooperation towards Afghanistan had increased considerably. Few days ago, Afghanistan had requested India for the Russian MI-35 attack helicopters. The Russian ambassadors strongly believe that if Afghanistan acquired these type of helicopters that are currently being used by the Indian army, the Afghan armed forces would have improved capabilities.