Putin made the comments in an interview with Indian media today, ahead of his January 25-26 visit to New Delhi.
Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov, who is currently in India, meanwhile said Russia would build additional reactors at the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu state and at new sites in India.
Russia is already building two reactors at Kudankulam.
(compiled from agency reports)
Russia's advanced S-300 air-defense system (epa file photo)
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