The Russian president insists Russia’s policy is peaceful, though it will continue to expand its economy and build its military.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, partial transcript of a wide-ranging interview with Rossiya-1 television channel presenter Vladimir Solovyov.
Vladimir Solovyov: The defence industry will drive growth?
Vladimir Putin: Yes, that’s right. This is the way things work all around the world; in the United States, Europe, China and India.
We built the BrahMos missile together with our Indian partners, for example, and developed a whole new sector in Indian industry. India’s scientists worked very actively. This was a real step towards developing a high-tech production sector in India. Our Indian partners are very happy and have proposed developing this programme further, and we intend to do so.
Despite defence cooperation and military hardware sales…
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