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Sitharaman to lead business delegation to Russia

India is the partner country for 'INNOPROM 2016', which is the largest annual international industrial trade fair of Russia

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Nirmala Sitharaman
Nirmala Sitharaman

Commerce and Industry Minister will lead a delegation of over 110 Indian companies that will showcase their engineering prowess at a trade fair in

India is the partner country for 'INNOPROM 2016', which is the largest annual international industrial trade fair of

The 4-day fair will start from July 10 in

With 'Industrial Net' being the lead theme for the exhibition, the event aims to bring together all important components to improve efficacy under one roof, the Commerce and Industry Ministry said in a statement.

Apart from the large, medium and small Indian companies participating in the event, states like Maharashtra, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and are also going to showcase their industrial strengths, it said.

The Chief Ministers of Maharashtra, and will lead their state delegations.

Central government departments including Heavy Industries, Electronics and IT, Ministries of Power, and Renewable Energy, will also form part of the official delegation.

"Overall, the strong India participation is expected to highlight the strengths of India within the area of engineering and innovation" at the fair, it added.

Quoting Sitharaman, it said India's partnership provides a significant opportunity to sustain, expand and further develop the strategic partnership between the countries.

'INNOPROM' will also offer India a platform to showcase 'Brand India Engineering' and 'Make in India', it said.

Further, it said that has now become the first country to have agreed to invest under the 'Make in India' umbrella in two key strategic sectors — nuclear and defence.

India and Russia have set a goal of boosting bilateral trade to $30 billion and mutual investment to $15 billion by 2025.

The two-way trade stood at $6.18 billion in 2015-16 as against $6.34 billion in the previous fiscal.

First Published: Fri, July 08 2016. 13:57 IST
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