Latest News Wires Putin reaches out to Modi for new Russia-India pacts

India bought billions of dollars worth of military hardware from Moscow during the Soviet era, and still buys nearly 70 percent from Russia.

By , Associated Press

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Facing a stumbling economy at home and increasingly biting Western sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin sought Thursday to strengthen a once-close relationship with India through an ambitious plan to help New Delhi build at least 12 new nuclear reactors.