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Russian deputy PM to visit India Nov 5

New Delhi, Oct 31 Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin arrives in India Nov 5 for an inter-governmental meet, ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to India in December.

External affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said at a media briefing that Rogozin was arriving to attend the Indo-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation, which is co-chaired by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

Rogozin had visited India in June and also called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Akbaruddin said Rogozin’s visit is a precursor to the summit meeting between Modi and Putin.

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