India and Russia have been close allies for 70 years.

While the relationship started with defence and security cooperation, over the years, Russia has grown to become a prominent trade and economic partner. Russia has invested $1.25 bn during Apr 2000 - Mar '20, with key investment areas being oil & gas, aerospace, defence and financial services.

    • India’s Prime Minister meets with the President of Russia for the Annual Bilateral Summit every year since 2000. It is the highest institutionalized dialogue mechanism in the strategic partnership between the two countries.

    • In 2018, the 19th Summit was held in India in New Delhi where 8 agreements were signed for collaboration in different sectors and the setting up of a Single Window Mechanism to aid Russian companies looking to invest in India was announced.

    • The two Inter-Governmental Commissions - IRIGC-TEC (Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation) co-chaired by the External Affairs Minister from India and Deputy Prime Minister from Russia and IRIGC- MTC (Military Technical Cooperation) co-chaired by the Russian and Indian Defence Ministers, meet annually.

    • India and Russia marked 70 years of diplomatic ties in April 2017. A roadmap of celebrations was adopted by both the countries include seminars, discussions, exhibitions, exchanges and many other activities.

    • According to Russian Federal Customs Service data, bilateral trade in 2019 amounted to $8.56 bn, with exports from India amounting to $2.5 bn and imports from Russia amounting to $5.9 bn.

    • Major items of export from India include pharmaceuticals, tea & coffee, tobacco, mechanical appliances and organic chemicals.

    • Major items of import from Russia include pearls, precious and semi-precious stones & metals, nuclear power equipment, electrical machinery and equipment and mineral oils.

    • Cumulative FDI inflows up to March 2020 crossed $1.25 bn since April 2000. Russia ranks 23rd amongst the 156 countries that have invested in India during 2000-20.

    • There is a strong tradition of Indian studies in Russia. Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Centre was opened in Moscow in 1989 to fulfil the interests of Russian admirers in the Indian culture and its multifaceted traditions.

    • The Centre maintains close cooperation with leading Russian institutions and conducts classes in classical dance, traditional musical instruments, and Ayurveda for about 800 students every month. Indian languages such as Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, and Sanskrit are taught in leading Russian institutions.

    • The President of India inaugurated the Year of Indian CultureNamaste Russia” in Moscow on 10 May 2015. About 15 performances in 8 cities were held as part of the event.

    • The Indian Embassy in Russia, with support from regional governments, organized week-long celebrations marking the second International Day of Yoga, covering 70 regions and involving over 50,000 enthusiasts.

Prominent Investments

Russia in India


Фонд АФК «Система» Sistema Asia Fund, фонд со 100 млн. долларов США, направлен на инвестирование индийских стартапов. Венчурный фонд АФК «Система» - ...Read more

Российские железные дороги

В настоящее время завершена экономическая оценка целесообразности проведения высокоскоростного железнодорожного сообщения на маршруте Нагпур- ...Read more


Газпром имеет 2 дочерних предприятия - Газпромбанк и Газпром Интернэшнл (Gazprom International); первое имеет дело с возможностями банковских ...Read more


Российская компания «Алроса», крупнейшая алмазодобывающая компания в мире, в настоящее время инвестирует в Мумбаи проект по продажам, маркетингу и ...Read more

India in Russia

Тата Моторс

Тата Моторс разрабатывает, производит и продает автомобильную технику. Они продают различные легкие, средние и тяжелые коммерческие транспортные ...Read more


Инфосис является мировым лидером в сфере консалтинга, технологий и аутсорсинга. Компания предоставляет инжиниринговые услуги и является признанным ...Read more

Государственный банк Индии

Государственный банк Индии предоставляет банковские услуги частным лицам, коммерческим предприятиям и корпорациям. Государственный банк Индии и ...Read more

Sectoral Opportunities in India

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    Oil & Gas

    • 85.8 bn

      Exports of crude petroleum from Russia in 2016

    • 45 bn

      FDI inflow in the sector in India in next 5 years

    • 25 bn

      Cost of 6,000 km long pipeline to transfer natural gas from Siberia to India

      • Russia is the world's second-largest oil exporter after Saudi Arabia and the world's largest gas exporter.
      • India is the world’s third-largest consumer of crude oil, consuming 4.5% of the total crude oil generated in 2016.
      • Russian gas giant, Gazprom will supply 2.5 mn metric tonnes of LNG to India annually from 2018 as per a recently signed deal with GAIL. The gas is likely to be sourced from Sakhalin or the Yamal peninsula in Russia.
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    Oil & Gas Information Kit

  • Defence


    • 31%

      Share of India’s defence budget spent on capital acquisitions

    • 10 bn

      Value of bilateral weapons projects in final stage of completion

    • 68%

      India’s arms imports supplied by Russia

      • Russia is the world’s second-largest conventional arms exporter after the United States. Combined, the US and Russia account for 58% of all major weapons exports.
      • India is the third-largest armed forces in the world and one of the largest importers of conventional defence equipment.
      • India is among the top three importers of arms in the world, with total import more than $2.5 bn worth of arms in 2016.
      • JV between Russia's Rostec Corporation and India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to manufacture Kamov 226 helicopters forms the first platform for defence under the ‘Make in India’ initiative.
      • Bilateral projects between the two nations include an indigenous production of T-90 tanks, Su-30-MKI aircraft, the supply of MiG-29-K aircraft, Kamov-31 and Mi-17 helicopters, upgrade of MiG-29 aircraft and supply of Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher Smerch.
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    Defence Manufacturing Information Kit

  • Ports & Shipping

    Ports & Shipping

    • 1.6 bn

      FDI inflows in the sector in India during 2000-17

    • 2,500 MT

      Expected Cargo traffic in India by 2025

      • With a coastline of 7,517 km, India is strategically located on the world’s shipping routes. Around 70% of India's trading by value is done through maritime transport.
      • INSTC and Chennai-Vladivostok sea route are being promoted as alternative routes to reduce the time taken to transport goods between India and Russia.
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    Ports And Shipping Information Kit

  • Railways


    • 142 bn

      Investment in the sector in India next five years

    • 17 bn

      Expected investment for 35 bullet trains in India by 2022

    • 3rd

      Russia is home to the 3rd largest rail network in the world

      • Russia is the world’s third-largest rail network, expanding over 85,200 km.
      • India is the world’s largest rail network under single-management, spanning over 66,000 root km and employing more than 1.6 mn people.
      • An MoU was signed in 2016 between the Ministry of Railways, India and the Russian Railways for technical cooperation for increasing train speeds to 160-200 kmph, modernize control and safety-related systems based on satellite navigation, digital communication means and geo-information technologies.
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    Railways Information Kit


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Recent Investments


Российский венчурный фонд АФК «Система» инвестировал 2,9 млн. долларов США в финтех-стартап Лендингкарт (Lendingkart) во время этапа финансирования. Лендингкарт использует эти средства для расширения своей кредитной базы и своих технологических и аналитических возможностей.

Новолипецк сталь

Российская фирма Новолипецк сталь (НЛМК) инвестирует 6800 крор в два этапа к 2022 году в штате Махараштра, где будет создан её первый завод по производству стали, используемой для изготовления трансформаторов и других электрических устройств.


Крупнейшая в мире алмазодобывающая компания Alrosa, основанная в России, инвестирует в проект по продажам, маркетингу и поддержке в Мумбаи. Недавно Alrosa открыла свое представительство в Мумбаи на территории Бхаратской алмазной биржи.


крупнейшая российская нефтедобывающая компания «Роснефть» приобрела 49% акций Essar Oil, включая ее нефтеперерабатывающий завод в Гуджарате, за 12,9 млрд. долларов США.


Росатом» и его инженерное подразделение «Атомэнергомаш» и частные фирмы обсуждают мини-проекты с правительством Индии. По оценкам, строительство минигидроэлектростанций обойдется более чем в 1 млн. долларов США за МВт.


Фонд Sistema Asia Fund, инвестирующий в высокотехнологичные компании в Индии, объявил о расширении фонда с 50 млн долларов США до 120 млн долларов США, уже инвестировав в стартапы, такие как Wooplr в Бангалоре и Seclore в Гуруграме.

Reliance Сибур

СП Reliance Industries Ltd. с Сибур, крупнейшей нефтехимической компанией в России и Восточной Европе, создало первый в Южной Азии завод по производству бутилкаучука в Джамнагаре, штат Гуджарат, с ожидаемым притоком капитала более 2,3 млрд. долл. США.

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