20th India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission meeting today

The 20th session of the India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission (IRIGC) meeting to be co-chaired by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin will be held here on Wednesday at the Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan.

New Delhi: The 20th session of the India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission (IRIGC) meeting to be co-chaired by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin will be held here on Wednesday at the Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan.

The two leaders are expected to discuss the entire gamut of the bilateral relationship between the two countries. Later, the two countries will also sign the 20th IRIGC-TEC Protocol.

During his stay in India, the Russian leader will also call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The meeting of the Inter-Governmental Commission is the precursor to the annual summit between India and Russia which will be held in December to be attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The IRIGC is the main institutional mechanism supervising economic cooperation between India and Russia. It integrates six working groups on economic and trade cooperation, mines and metallurgy, energy, tourism and culture, science and technology and information technology.

Besides this the two countries have an Inter-Governmental Commission on Military Technical Cooperation co-chaired by the Defence Ministers of both nations.

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