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Russia pledges 10 more nuclear reactors in India

Russia and India agreed on Thursday to renew their frayed relationships in energy, defence and trade, with leaders Vladimir Putin and Narendra Modi promising construction of at least 10 more Russian nuclear power reactors in India over the next two decades.

“Today, we have outlined an ambitious vision for nuclear energy,” Mr Modi announced at a joint news conference with Mr Putin in New Delhi.
At a time of increasing economic isolation of Russia by the west, Mr Putin has been keen to strengthen relationships with emerging market trading partners. India, for its part, has neither criticised nor supported Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its involvement in eastern Ukraine.