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Russian Defence Minister calls up Indian counterpart, said this

Amid tension in the sub continent post Pulwama terror attack and subsequent actions, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoygu called up Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

It is said that he emphasised on the determination to strengthen Indo-Russian military cooperation.

While Russian Defence Minister expressed his condolences over the Pulwama terror attack in Kashmir, he reiterated the need for two countries to keep up military cooperation.

The Pulwama terror attack had claimed forty CRPF troopers.

“Russian Defence Minister General Sergei Shoygu called Smt @nsitharaman. Over the telecon,

he expressed condolences for the Pulwama attack and emphasized on the determination to strengthen Indo-Russian military cooperation (sic),” the defence minister’s official Twitter handle posted.

The tension has lately been deescalating as IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was released after three days on Friday after mounting diplomatic pressure on Pakistan.

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