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Russia plays important role in India's strategic interests, says Congress

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

party leader Sandeep Dikshit has said plays an important strategic role insofar as is concerned and hoped that it would continue to do so in the future as well.

"We have a very old relation with Earlier also we have bought aircrafts from them and it this should continue whenever our forces require them.'' Dikshit told ANI.

"When the whole world refused to sell their weapons to India, it was who came forward. And whenever the Indian armed forces needed arms and equipment, it was who fulfilled our demands. Hence, we should continue engage with them," he added.

During the BRICS Summit, and had announced plans to set up a joint venture to build helicopters in will buy surface-to-air missile systems from as the two sides strengthen their military relationship.

The pacts were signed after talks between Russian President and Prime Minister Modi on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Goa.

and also signed a number of agreements in several fields including infrastructure, defence, ship building, science and technology and railways.

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First Published: Sun, October 16 2016. 08:30 IST