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When Modi went on the stage on Saturday night, supporters in New Delhi wanted him to add some weight by announcing his pledge to make India a major investor in India’s nuclear programmes and to establish India as a country in the nuclear race with Russia.
“We are going to be in the nuclear race. Russia has made huge investments, we’ve signed a nuclear deal with them, and when we go to a nuclear power plant, this is exactly what we will do,” Modi said at his rally at Lajpat Nagar.
But when he finally returned to the stage after a nightlong media call, Modi was asked for a detailed statement of his stand on the Indo-Russian talks. His aides were visibly unhappy at that delay, but the opposition refused to be daunted.
“No one should give up when an opposition leader gives a press conference,” the Delhi assembly speaker, Arjun Singh, said after the meeting.
Modi is the first Indian leader to meet with Putin at an international level, since a meeting between India and US President Barack Obama in London in May 2009 in which the Indian prime minister hailed the Kremlin’s efforts in defence of the Indian nuclear weapons programme.
Modi was due to travel to Moscow for talks with Putin and the two leaders will also hold bilateral talks on Monday.
But the president has ruled out any visit to India, as a sign of “bad faith”, a decision that will not help mend relations with Beijing or Iran.
Last month, the UN security council called on Russia to take steps to curb the development of nuclear-armed missile systems in the western Pacific.
India’s defence ministry confirmed that it had signed several US defence and industry contracts worth Rs 5,000 crore over the last one year in defence and advanced technology, in addition to a deal worth Rs 1,500 crore for the production of defence equipment. The ministry also announced that it was giving a cut for some nuclear deals.
A joint venture involving the Kolev Group, a Russian company, and Indian defence and technology conglomerate Kirti Mahindra will acquire the contract to build a submarine and surface-to-surface missiles, the ministry added. The Kirti Mahindra company was listed on the New Delhi stock exchange in 2013.