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Putin, Modi Agree to Enhance Anti-Terror Cooperation

Putin wished Modi success in the forthcoming parliamentary elections in India and invited him to attend the Eastern Economic Forum in the Russian city of Vladivostok in September 2019, the statement added

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Putin, Modi agree to enhance anti-terror cooperation. Wikimedia Commons.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a phone conversation and discussed important bilateral and international issues, including joint efforts in the fight against terrorism, the Kremlin said on Monday.

The two noted the traditional friendship and a “particularly privileged strategic partnership” between Russia and India that continues to develop dynamically, a Kremlin statement cited by Xinhua news agency said.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrive ahead of their meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, VOA

They confirmed the “mutual spirit” of the two countries to increase cooperation in the fight against international terrorism and seek solutions to other pressing world problems.

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Putin wished Modi success in the forthcoming parliamentary elections in India and invited him to attend the Eastern Economic Forum in the Russian city of Vladivostok in September 2019, the statement added. (IANS)

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PM Modi Wonders ‘If India Could Become A Hub Of Solar Power Battery’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday wondered whether India could become a hub of solar power battery manufacturing

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Wikimedia Commons

Amid his thrust on renewable energy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday wondered whether India could become a hub of solar power battery manufacturing, which can play a major role in the march towards clean energy.

He stated this while giving example of mobile phones, saying their popularity increased manifold as the size of their batteries decreased.

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Rachel Kyte, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sustainable Energy and head of Sustainable Energy for All, and Luis Alfonso de Alba, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit, made this request in a video conference with journalists from Indonesia. Pixabay

Modi was responding when asked for his comments on the global challenge of climate change after he addressed the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) here in presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed and Mongolian President Kjhaltmaagin Battulga.

He said India, as part of its aspiration to generate 175 GW of clean energy by 2022, is focusing on solar power in a big way.

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Expressing confidence that India will achieve the target of 175 GW of renewable energy, the Prime Minister wondered whether India could become a hub of solar power battery manufacturing.

He said he has invited companies dealing in it to discuss the matter.

He said if solar power was used for cooking in the country, there was scope for 250 million batteries, which in turn could benefit the electric vehicle market through cross-subsidy. (IANS)