NEW DELHI, February 06. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian-Indian defense contracts reached $4.78 billion in 2013, deputy head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Vyacheslav Dzirkaln told Itar-Tass on Thursday on the sidelines of the biennial military exhibition DefExpo India 2014.
“India remains our main partner,” he said. “Last year’s cooperation volume totaled $4.78 billion under the contracts that had been implemented.”
Among participating countries of DefExpo India 2014 are Australia, Austria, Germany, Israel, Canada, France, South Korea, Japan, etc. Twelve countries - Britain, Hungary, Germany, Israel, Italy, Norway, Poland, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, France and the United States have their pavilions.
Russia had the biggest pavilion, Defense Production Secretary Gokul Chandra Pati told a news conference.
“We have taken part in all seven exhibitions DefExpo,” Dzirkaln said. “This year the Russian delegation is very impressive, over 400 members from 22 organizations representing over 40 different companies.”
The military exhibition in New Delhi will last until February 9.