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Head of the Russian Nanotechnology Corporation (Rosnano) Anatoly Chubais arrived in India on Monday on a five-day visit to hold talks with chiefs of industry.
On Monday, Chubais is due to meet with members of the Confederation of Indian Industry and officials, as well as visit the Center for Nanotechnology Research of the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Russian official will visit the southeastern city of Bangalore, known as India's Silicon Valley to talk to representatives of India's aircraft construction corporation Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), the Indian Space Research Organization and the Defense Research and Development Organization and other companies.
On Thursday and Friday, Chubais will visit the capital, New Delhi and the northern city of Chandigarh, which hosts the research laboratories of India's largest pharmaceutical companies.
During the visit, Chubais will also visit research institutions focusing on energy sufficiency and meet with representatives of the country's governmental Department of Science and Technology and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has made the modernization of Russia's oil-dependent economy a cornerstone of his domestic policies, and the creation of a hi-tech research hub is under way in the town of Skolkovo, near Moscow.
NEW DELHI, February 7 (RIA Novosti)
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