||Protocol on Foreign Office Consultations 2013-14
||The Protocol is an instrument to continue the tradition of close political consultations between the two Foreign Offices. The current Protocol outlines seventeen different broad themes for such exchanges. The bi-annual Protocol mechanism enables frequent
contacts and promotes broad-based understanding between the various wings of the two Foreign Offices.
||Shri Salman Khurshid,External Affairs Minister
||Mr. S. Lavrov,Minister for Foreign Affairs
||Memorandum on Cooperation between the Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India and the Ministry for Education and Science of the Russian Federation in Science, Technology & Innovation
||The Memorandum shall facilitate deepening cooperation in the field of innovation and S&T, through implementation of joint programs or projects involving educational, R&D and industrial institutions. It also stipulates formation of a Working Group to implement
the provisions of this MoC.
Shri Jaipal Reddy,
Minister for Science & Technology
|Mr. Dmitry Livanov, Minister for Education and Science
||Cultural Exchange Programme between the Ministry of Culture of the Republic Of India and The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation for the Years 2013 - 15
||The document envisages enhancing bilateral cultural contacts through exchanges in performing arts, films, archives, museums and conservation, literature and language and through organization of reciprocal Festivals. It is in continuation to the previous
CEP 2009-12. It also aims to preserve and promote the legacy of the Roerich Estate in Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), an important icon of cultural cooperation between the two countries.
||Smt. C.K. Katoch, Minister of Culture
||Mr. Vladimir Medinsky, Minister of Culture
||Memorandum of Understanding to Promote Direct Investment between Russia and India
||MoU envisages investments upto US$ 2 billion in important bilateral projects or companies, privatization and other opportunities.
RDIF is a US$ 10 billion sovereign-backed Russian private equity fund established by the Russian Government to co-invest alongside global institutional investors. Since its inception in 2011, it has led investments totaling US$ 1.5 billion in Russian companies
together with some of the largest asset managers in the world.
|Shri Pratip Chaudhuri, Chairman, State Bank of India
||Mr. Kirill Dmitriev,
Director-General,Russia Foundation for Direct Investments
||Memorandum of Understanding between Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd., New Delhi, India & Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd., New Delhi, India and NIS-GLONASS, Russia for conducting the proof of concept through pilot project for providing the Satellite based navigation
||The MoU envisages a pilot project to assess the usage of the Russian Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS – the Russian equivalent of GPS) using the capabilities of BSNL/MTNL ground infrastructure. Success of the pilot project may provide insights
for wider applicability of GLONASS signals in the future in areas such as disaster management, telephony and long-distance communications.
||Shri R.K. Upadhyay, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd., &Shri A.K. Garg,Chairman & Managing Director, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd.
||Mr. Alexander Chub, Director-General, OAO "NIS”