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Moscow to set up 20 nuclear power plants in India, countries sign pact to develop sea route

Vladivostok: Russia on Wednesday said that it is planning to set up more than 20 nuclear power units in India in the next 20 years. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok earlier today, gave a joint statement at the 20th Annual Summit between the two countries, along with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The two sides exchanged numerous agreements, including military and technical cooperation, energy and science, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) business and LNG supplies, and natural gas, in the presence of the two leaders.

"I'm honoured to be the first-ever Indian prime minister to come to Vladivostok. I thank my friend, President (Vladimir) Putin for inviting me here. I remember the Annual Summit of 2001, the first one held in Russia when he was President and I had come with former prime minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee's delegation as Gujarat chief minister," the prime minister said in the joint statement.

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