Bilateral issues, nuclear
commerce, international security and the situation in
Afghanistan figured prominently during the discussions Foreign
Secretary Nirupama Rao had with Russian First Deputy Foreign
Minister Andrei Denisov.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday left for a three-day visit to Russia during which the two sides are expected to sign a framework agreement on civil
nuclear cooperation and three pacts in the field of defence.
The revised deal for the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov that the Indian Navy has purchased is unlikely to be clinched during PM Manmohan Singh`s Moscow visit next month, Defence Minister AK Antony said Friday.