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Sitharaman to lead power-packed business delegation to Russia

 PTI |  2016-07-09 23:36:25.0  |  New Delhi

India is the partner country for 'INNOPROM 2016', which is the largest annual international industrial trade fair of Russia.

The four-day fair will start from July 10 in Ekaterinburg. With 'Industrial Net' being the lead theme for the exhibition, the event aims to bring together all important components to improve efficacy under one roof, the Commerce and Industry Ministry said in a statement.

 Apart from the large, medium and small Indian companies participating in the event, states like Maharashtra, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh are also going to showcase their industrial strengths, it said.

The Chief Ministers of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan will lead their state delegations. Central government departments including Heavy Industries, Electronics and IT, Ministries of Power, Tourism and Renewable Energy, will also form part of the official delegation. 

"Overall, the strong India participation is expected to highlight the strengths of India within the area of engineering and innovation" at the fair, it added. Quoting Sitharaman, it said India s partnership provides a significant opportunity to sustain, expand and further develop the strategic partnership between the countries.

 'INNOPROM' will also offer India a platform to showcase 'Brand India Engineering' and 'Make in India', it said. 

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