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India, Belarus sign 10 pacts, focus on ramping economic engagement

| | New Delhi

India and Belarus on Tuesday inked 10 pacts to expand cooperation in a range of areas and decided to explore joint development and manufacture of military platforms, giving a fresh momentum in bilateral ties.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Belarus President A G Lukashenko, during their extensive talks, also agreed to focus on ramping up economic engagement between the two countries, holding that there was a huge scope for boosting trade and investment.

“We will encourage joint development and manufacturing in defence sector under the ‘Make in India’ programme,” Modi said in a media statement.

The Prime Minister said he and Lukashenko reviewed the “architecture” of India-Belarus partnership and exchanged ideas to expand it.The pacts inked provided for enhancing bilateral cooperation in a variety of areas, including oil and gas, education and sports.

 
 
 

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