Given the need to counter sanctions, Russia seeks to support its economy not only through oil and gas exports, but also through increased defense cooperation with other countries. The Thursday meeting of the Russian-Indian Intergovernmental Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation, held in New Delhi, proves that again, Nezavisimaya Gazeta writes.

Russia’s Defense Ministry will share its combat experience with India of using not just conventional but strategic weapons. According to media reports, New Delhi will soon lease another Project-971I nuclear submarine from Russia. The Indian media reported earlier that the country’s Air Force was interested in purchasing or leasing the Tupolev Tu-22M3 long-range bombers (NATO reporting name: Backfire).