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Russia to discharge Indians working with its military

Updated on: 10 July,2024 07:43 AM IST  |  Moscow
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It is learnt that Moscow agreed to release the Indians after the issue was brought up by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an informal meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday night.

Russia to discharge Indians working with its military

Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, in Moscow. Pic/AFP

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Russia has broadly heeded to India’s call to end the recruitment of Indians as support staff to the Russian military and ensure repatriation of those still working in the force, top sources said on Tuesday.


It is learnt that Moscow agreed to release the Indians after the issue was brought up by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an informal meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday night.


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