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India, Russia sign 16 deals including defence, nuclear energy

India and Russia decided to expand cooperation in various sectors as they signed 16 pacts, including on joint manufacture of 226 military helicopters and construction of 12 atomic plants with involvement of local companies in India. After extensive talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Narendra Modi underlined the need for the world to unite against terrorism. Sharing concern over terrorism, the two sides pressed for joint fight against the global menace "without selectivity and double standards", said a joint statement issued after the talks between the two leaders in Moscow on Thursday.
Putin conveyed Russia's strong support to India's bid for permanent membership of the UN Security Council, saying it is a "deserving and strong candidate that can bring an independent and responsible approach" within the world body. The discussions covered a wide range of issues including terrorism, cooperation in the fields of defence, security and energy and ways to enhance trade and investment besides facilitating easier movement of people. After the talks, the two sides signed 16 agreements. One of these was an agreement on manufacture of Kamov 226 helicopter in India, which, the Prime Minister, said is the first project for a major defence platform under 'Make-in-India' programme.