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13th India Russia Annual Summit was held @New Delhi and attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Dec 2012)
Important because this year marks the 65th anniversary of Indo-Russia Diplomatic relations.

1. Russia used to be key defense supplier to India, but recently India has diversified its suppliers (from Europe, Israel etc).
2. Lost bid of Frances Dassault Rafale.
3. 2G scam: Indian Supreme Court canceled license of Siestema company. Russian Government owns ~17% stakes in Siestema.
1. Russia trying to improve relation with PAK. (already discussed how Russian Defense minister did not come to India but
visited Pakistan. click me)
2. Delayed delivery of Admiral Gorshkov (Vikramaditya) Aircraft carrier + Russia demanding more cash for it.
3. Few years back, ONGC Videsh bought a Russian Company Imperial energy. We want Russian Government to decrease the
export duty on this company.
1. USA has gained heavy clout in Libya=> From now on, most of defense and nuke energy contracts of Libya will be awared to
American Companies. So Putin wants more deals with India to make up for the business-loss.
2. Indias support (or atleast non-pro-USA stand) on Syria.
3. Putin is blackmailing Mohan that if you want tax-holiday for OVL (ONGC Videsh) in Russia, then you must restore 2G
licenses of Siestema.Mohan says Im helpless it is court-matter. (for more on 2G scam, click me)
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Bilateral trade between Worth billion USD


More than 50



Putin-Mohan agreed to take steps to increase the bilateral trade to 20 billion US Dollars by 2015.
Untapped sectors in Indo-Russia Business

Information technology
Civil aviation
Telecommunications (problem=
siestema license canceled in 2g)
8. Infrastructure
9. Food processing
10. Innovation and services

Progress during Putins Visit:

1. Weve asked inter-governmental and business level groups to recommend

specific steps for increasing bilateral trade and investment flows in these
untapped sectors.
2. SBI India + Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)= 2bn dollar joint
3. TCS (India) signed deals with Russian firm Navigation Information
Systems (NIS) for software Development etc.
4. Elder Pharma (India) signed deal with Russian co.

2010 Putin had signed Roadmap for cooperation in the nuclear energy sector with Mohan
2012 Agreements updated.
Russia will build 1 nuke plant in India, every year for next 18 years.
Cost of Each plant=2.5 billion USD.
Capacity of Each plant = 1000 MW.
Thus, By 2030 approx 20% of Indias electricity output come from Russian plants.

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In Tiruneveli district of TN
Developed by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) + Russia Collaboration.
Capacity 1000 MW x 2 plants
For other plants of India, observe this map: click ME

Centre vs State

People vs Government

Jayalalitha says when power plants are constructed in

Andhra, they get to use the entire electricity.
Same rule should be applied for powerplants
constructed in Tamilnadu.
But from Kudankulam, about 250MW electricity will
be given to Kerala, despite the fact that Tamilnadu
itself needs 2000MW.

Unit 1

Construction Complete.Power generation will start soon.

Unit 2

Will be finished next year.

Public protest against Kudankulam plant in the wake of

Fukushima disaster.
Mohan says Jholachhap NGOs financed by American
companies, are playing mischief. Otherwise Kudankulam is
way better and safer than Fukushima.

3 and 4 In progress.Putin wants them to be out of Civil Nuke Liability law or India should pay higher price.


Agreement between India-Russia for construction of Kudankulam plant Unit #1 and #2.
Indian Parliament passed Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act.
It allows the nuclear operator the right to demand compensation from a supplier in case faulty equipment causes
an accident at a nuclear power plant.

Government has kept Kudankulam Unit #1 and #2 outside the purview of nuke liability act, saying they were being constructed
before passing of that Act.
Now we are planning to install two more units here (#3 and #4),
but we want them under the nuke liability act. (so, if disaster happens due to faulty Russian equipment, we can demand money
from them.)

This is wrong yaar! If #1 and #2 are outside Nuke liability then #3 and #4 should also be exempted.

Sorry cant help.

Mohan If I make an exemption for you, then America and France will demand the same treatment. Ultimately no plant will
come under Nuke liability act!

Alright then.
If you want to build #3 and #4 with our help, AND you want them under Nuke liability then give us twice the money
we had agreed earlier. (so I can use that money to buy insurance cover from third party to pay up for the disaster.)

Before Putins Visit

1. ONGC Videsh currently owns a 20 per cent interest in the
Sakhalin-I project in Far East Russia.
2. GAIL India made contract to buy LNG from GAZPROM.
3. OVL and Russian co. made deal to explore Magadan-2 and
Magadan-3 blocks in the Okhotsk sea in eastern Russia

During visit
1. Agreement for mutual investments and joint projects
in third countries.
2. We want capacity expansion of Sakhalin-II project.
3. Also ONGC keen on Sakhalin-III and other new
projects in Siberia, Arctic Shelf and Far East Russia.

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Fifth generation aircraft Development, already discussed in old articles click ME.
During the summit India gave orders to buy
1. Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets
2. Mil Mi-17 Military Helicopters

Global Navigation Satellite System.

Glonass is a Russian space-based system with many satellites.
It provides location and time information anywhere in the planet,
use= military, civil and commercial
Glonass is an alternative to the U.S.-controlled Global Positioning System (GPS).
During Iraq Invasion, America had blocked GPS signals to Iraq and then inserted misleading GPS signals into Iraqi missiles
and air force.
Because of this, Iraq could not attack American defense forces with deadly accuracy.
India should be prepared to meet aggression by any developed country, including the U.S.A. Hence over-reliance on GPS=
bad. Need to put some eggs in GLONASS basket.
1. GLONASS navigation system will allow Indian missiles, to strike within half a metre of distant targets= very accurate.
2. GLONASS fitted on Nuclear submarine Chakra= killer combo.
iPhone 4S mobile supports both GPS and GLONASS.
You can use it to know distance covered during jogging etc.
Finding shortest possible route during travel
Keep track of your school-buses, transport trucks etc.
Mohan-Putin signed agreement for use of GLONASS.

1. Establishment of India-Russia Joint Science and Technology Centers in India and Russia,
2. To develop technology
3. To commercialize that technology.


India and Russia want Afghanistan to be free from

1. External interference (of PAK+China)
2. Extremism+ Terrorism
3. Drug trafficking.
Weve agreed to work together in Afghanistan to achieve ^these.

Already Cooperating

Trade And Investment

During Putins visit

Weve reviewed and updated the agreements.

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Science And Technology


Apart from that,

1. Russia has supported Indias entry as a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Already Discussed click
2. Russia has reaffirmed that India as one of the most deserving and strongest candidate for the permanent member of the
expanded UN Security Council.

Usually after a summit is over, the leaders of Both Nation hold a joint press conference.
But this time, after 13th India-Russia annual Summit, no join press conference was held.
Critiques say this proves India-Russia friendship is going through difficult times.
But it is not true, because
1. Putin was on tight schedule.
2. Putin has broken his back in Judo practice, cant stand or sit for long.
3. Mohan was afraid that during Joint Press conference, reporters would ask him uncomfortable questions on Delhi-Gangrape +
demolition of only Hindu temple in Russia.
Therefore Joint press conference was avoided.

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Mohan checks the bill


Quantity Price ($ Billion)

Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets



Mi-17 Military Helicopters 71


Nuke plant




50 billion

Mohan: There seems to be a mistake in the calculation. Total should be 47.9 billion dollars.
Putin: sorry mate, I dont keep chillar just like Delhis rickshaw-walls. Figure rounded off to next 50s and 100s.
Mohan: But how am I going to justify this expense-mismatch in Government account books? CAG will rip me apart!
Putin: Chillx, just show it as bill for serving Desi Liquor to delegates and foreign journalists during this Summit.
Mohan: oh yes, then itll be a legit expense under diplomatic protocols. Indeed whaat an idea sir-ji

Q1. find the Wrong match

a. Kudankulam TN
b. Kovvada


c. Kakrapar


d. Kaiga


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3. Write a brief note on 13th India Russia Annual Summit (10m)
4. Discuss Indo-Russia nuclear cooperation. (12m)
5. Analyse emerging trends in Indo-Russia relationship with special reference to business and investment. (15m)
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please inform us about NDC meeting held on 27 dec 2012. what are the out comes ?

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mrunal sir ,plz throw some light on doha cop 18 durban outcomes..

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Thanks Mrunal sir, please provide some information about NDCs meeting.

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sir u kind ofcrazy genius..i mean u hav high humor sense and brain.especially u talking abt govt bogus schemes i laughing
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