NEW DELHI, February 26. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia and India agreed to form a working group to consider prospects of a free trade agreement between India and the Customs Union, the trade bloc that brings together Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia, the Indian Ministry of Industry and Commerce said in an official statement made public after talks between Indian Minister of Industry and Commerce Anand Sharma and visiting Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin in the Indian capital on Wednesday.
Other priority bilateral projects that the negotiators discussed include setting-up of a joint venture to produce light multipurpose helicopters Kamov Ka-226T and construction of a first Indian butyl rubber-producing plant.
During current visit to India, Dmitry Rogozin will also meet with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid.