Currently, the two-way commerce between the countries stood at around USD 10 billion.
    
"The sanctions imposed by the EU on Russia gives huge scope and opportunity for Indian traders in sectors, including agro-products, chemicals and textiles to capture the Russian market. We need to tap that space," Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) President Rafeeq Ahmed said.     
The organisation has recently organised a three-day 'India Show' here.
    
US and the European Union have imposed economic sanctions on the Ukraine issue.
    
Ahmed said that exporters received good business orders and inquiries from Russian businesses in the exhibition, where over 100 Indian exporters showcased their products from sectors including pharmaceutical, leather, agriculture, steel and textiles.
    
"Our initiatives would help in pushing our bilateral trade with Russia to USD 15 billion by the end of 2015," he said.
    
However, he added that domestic traders are facing few big challenges in the Russian market.
    
"Banking is a big challenge. The Russian market is still non-transparent. Customs clearances are still a big problem for us. We need to work on these issues by engaging with Russian authorities," Ahmed said.
    
He also said similar shows would be organised in Africa and Latin American countries to boost India's overall exports.
    
Growth rate of India's merchandise shipments slipped to a five-month low of 2.35 per cent in August at USD 26.95 billion, pushing up the trade deficit to USD 10.83 billion.
    
"EU market is not performing well. There are problems in Germany, France and Italy. Due to this, we are lowering our exports forecast to around USD 340 billion for the current fiscal from the earlier projection of USD 350 billion-USD 360 billion," he said.

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