Medvedev begins India visit today

Medvedev is arriving in the capital today and is due to have talks with PM Manmohan Singh.

Moscow: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will Monday begin an official three-day visit to India to discuss trade, economic, energy and cultural cooperation, as well as international issues.

During the visit, he will meet his Indian counterpart Pratibha Patil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna.

A number of documents are to be signed following the Russian president`s talks with the Indian leaders.
Relations between the two countries have blossomed in recent years, with India becoming one of the biggest importers of Russian military hardware.
In 2009, Russia-India trade reached the $7.5 billion mark. The countries plan to raise the figure to $20 billion by 2015.