India, Russia, Sign Deal to Strengthen Logistics Links, Aviation Security

By Jose Resurreccion

Jul 10, 2024 05:23 AM EDT

India, Russia, Sign Deal to Strengthen Logistics Links, Aviation Security
In this pool photograph distributed by the Russian state agency Sputnik, Russia's President Vladimir Putin welcomes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an informal meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence, outside Moscow, on July 8, 2024.
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India and Russia reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening logistics and transportation cooperation, emphasizing expanding trade infrastructure on their mutual shipping routes. 

In a joint statement, it was revealed that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed approaches to building a new architecture of stable and efficient transport corridors and improving marketing and supply chains in Eurasia. 

ANI reported that the agreement would help in the implementation of the Chennai-Vladivostok Eastern Maritime Corridor and the International North-South Transport Corridor, as well as the possibility of using the Northern Sea Route. 

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Focus on Aviation, Energy, Space

Aside from logistics, Indian and Russian officials have also commended the work of a committee focused on civil aviation in Moscow, saying that both Modi and Putin agreed to cooperate in civil aviation and its security infrastructure. 

State broadcaster DD also reported that India and Russia reiterated the importance of robust and multifaceted cooperation in the energy sector, specifically in coal mining and space exploration. 

It is understood that both Russia and India have their own space programs, namely Roscosmos and ISRO, respectively. Both nations have attempted to land on the south pole of the Moon last year, but only India safely touched down with its Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft. 

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