The issue figured prominently during the third India-Russia military industrial conference held here on the sidelines of the Defence Expo, officials said.
They said seven MoUs were signed between the Indian private defence firms and Russian Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) for the production of spares of select Russian-origin platforms which are being used by the Indian armed forces.
Russia has been one of India's key suppliers of arms and ammunition. However, it has been a long-standing grievance of the armed forces that the supply of critical spares and equipment from Russia takes a long time affecting maintenance of military systems procured from that country.
India has been pressing Russia to adopt a liberal approach in sharing technology for components of major defence platforms as it was critical to keep them in operational readiness.
The Russian delegation comprised senior representatives of the Russian government and representatives of the leading defence industries.
Around 75 Indian defence manufacturing companies and 28 Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) from Russian industry participated in the conference.
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