India for environment protection with or without Paris: Narendra Modi

"The eyes of the world are on Asia and there is renewed interest in India". Putin quipped after being asked for his reaction at an economic forum in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Zaiwalla has had a long running relationship with the Russian government, and had successfully represented it and allied organisations including oil giant ROSNEFT, against western imposed sanctions.

Putin also said North Atlantic Treaty Organisation "is an instrument of USA foreign policy that is "getting closer" to Russia's borders".

The cooperation includes construction of four steam power plant units in Bandar Abbas, two new reactors at Bushehr power plant, increase in trade transactions, electrification of railway lines, as well as the signing of many economic agreements such as the "Green" corridor for customs services.

Refusing to be drawn into a debate on whether he supported or was opposed to President Donald Trump's action, Modi said he will take the side of the future generations and held the view that mankind can not exploit nature. "The sky is the limit in India". In the last three years there have been substantial reforms guided by the principle of 'Minimum Government, Maximum Governance.

While addressing the investors, Modi said, "Fifty cities need metros, 500 cities need solid waste management and drinking water. The world's oldest civilization invites you all", he said. Russia's voluntary reduction goals under the deal are among the weakest submitted by any country, potentially allowing it to spew more planet-warming emissions in future years, not less. PM Modi is also expected to raise issues of counter-terrorism and climate change during his visit.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also attended the first ever collective meeting with Governors of 16 regions of Russian Federation here and discussed several matters of mutual interest and cooperation with them.

Both countries would upgrade and intensify their military hardware through joint manufacture co-production and co-development of military hardware and military spares while sharing future technologies in compliance with the obligations of the sides under the existing agreements on military-technical cooperation. All this provides enormous opportunities for investment, he said. The market is open even for defence manufacturing, tourism, hospitality and medical devices. Finally, he said that US officials blaming Russian Federation for electoral meddling was "disinformation" akin to "anti-Semitism and blaming the Jews".

  • Leroy Wright