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Russia, India Sign Nuclear, Defense Deals Worth Billions


Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's day-long visit to India has concluded with billions of dollars worth of energy and defense deals, including the construction of Russian-made nuclear reactors in India.

Both Mr. Putin and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh praised the deepening partnership between their two countries, following talks Friday in New Delhi.

In one major deal, Russia plans to build up to 16 nuclear reactors at three sites in India, with half to be built by 2017.

The two sides also agreed to new terms for the sale of a Russian Soviet-era aircraft carrier, with delivery scheduled for 2012.

India originally agreed to buy the carrier Admiral Gorshkov for under $1 billion, but the price is now believed to be more than twice that amount.

Mr. Singh and Prime Minister Putin also discussed the war in Afghanistan and efforts to combat terrorism.

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