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India, Russia discuss disarmament, non-proliferation

27 March, 2017 5:18 PM
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New Delhi: India and Russia discussed a wide range of issues during the annual round of bilateral consultations on disarmament and non-proliferation held here, the External Affairs Ministry said on Monday.

The Russian team was led by Mikhail Ulyanov, Head of the Department of Non-Proliferation and Arms Control in the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, while Pankaj Sharma, Joint Secretary (Disarmament and International Security Affairs) in Ministry of External Affairs, led the Indian delegation.

"The consultations covered a broad spectrum of related issues on the international agenda including nuclear and WMD (weapons of mass destruction) terrorism, nuclear energy," the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

"As part of the series of events to commemorate 70 years of India-Russia diplomatic relations, Ulyanov also delivered a lecture at the Foreign Service Institute, New Delhi on March 23 on the theme 'India-Russia Partnership and Prospects for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control'," it said.

Ulyanov visited India on March 23-24 for the annual consultations held alternatively in New Delhi and Moscow.


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