PM Narendra Modi reaches Paris for the final leg of Europe trip

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PM Narendra Modi reaches Paris for the final leg of Europe trip

"It is an inter-connected and inter-dependent world".

He was addressing the media yesterday at the end of the 18th Annual India Russia Summit where he met Russian President Vladmir Putin.

Modi's reply on hacking was the only moment that approached light-heartedness in his otherwise intense pitch for investment that was matched by terse replies by Putin on a range of prickly subjects such as Syria, his relationship with Trump, his support for Syrian leader Bashar Assad, U.S. sanctions against Russian Federation and growing income inequity in Russian Federation.

"Terrorists can not manufacture weapons or print currency". He said that the whole world must realise that this is an issue that concerns humanity, and only then will we be able to overcome terrorism.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that his country is considering countermeasures against USA military threats to its Far Eastern territories, including the disputed islands with Japan.

Modi also said that India-Russia relations have continuously strengthened over 70 years irrespective of changes in the world, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In this context, he mentioned the agreement of Units 5 and 6 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant.

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He cleverly ducked a question from the moderator, U.S. TV network NBC anchor Megyn Kelly on whether he believed Russian President Vladimir Putin's claim that Russia was not involved in influencing U.S. Election results through hacking.

The Prime Minister outlined the government's initiatives in financial inclusion - and the Jandhan, Aadhaar, Mobile (JAM) trinity.

PM Modi and President Putin also finalised an action plan for deepening not only political and economic development of the two countries but also to ensure a benchmark of stability in times of global instability. "So countries may have some disputes and some areas of collaboration", he said, noting that India and Russian Federation relationship has stood the test of time as it was based on trust.

"As of today the sides have agreed a list of 19 projects aimed at establishing joint ventures for transport infrastructure, new technology, including pharmaceuticals, aircraft and automobile manufacturing, the diamond industry, and agriculture", he said without giving details.

Prime Minister Modi announced that a road in Delhi has been renamed after Ambassador Alexander Kadakin, whom he described as a friend of India, who passed away recently.

The Prime Minister also paid homage to the heroic defenders and fearless soldiers of the Battle of Leningrad, at the Piskarovskoye Cemetery.

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