After the talks tomorrow, the two 'time-tested' partners are likely to ink a number of pacts in a range of sectors including nuclear energy and defence. The talks between the two countries at the highest level have been taking place alternately in Moscow and New Delhi since 2000.   
"We expect to sign a number of agreements covering a very broad range of fields. Final touches are being given on some of them," Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar told reporters.

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He said expanding economic ties would be a 'very big priority' as the two countries were aiming at enhancing annual bilateral trade to USD 30 billion over the next 10 years from current USD 10 billion.
Besides bilateral issues, PM Modi and President Putin are likely to deliberate on a number of global issues having political dimensions including the situation in Syria and ways to tackle terrorism.
"This would be definitely one of the most important engagements for us," Jaishankar said. The Foreign Secretary said India was looking at deeper engagement in Russia's oil and coal sector besides stepping up cooperation in some other areas like diamond trade and agro-business.

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