India, Belarus sign 3 pacts, Krishna concludes visit

Vinay Shukla

Moscow, Sept 17 (PTI) India and Belarus today signed three agreements, including a USD 50 million commercial contract for a power plant in the former Soviet republic, as External Affairs Minister S M Krishna wrapped up his two-day maiden visit to the country.

Indian Ambassador Ramesh Chander signed an agreement on Cooperation in Physical Training and Sports in the presence of Krishna and his Belarus counterpart Sergei Martynov in Belarus capital Minsk.

In a major breakthrough in the former Soviet space, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) signed a contract worth USD 50 million for supply of equipment and provision of technical supervision for installation of 120 MW Grodno-II Combined Heat and Power Plant.

Under the third agreement, India will set up a Digital Learning Centre at the High Technology Park in Belarus.

Before leaving Minsk, Krishna also called on President Aleksandr Lukashenka.



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