hosted the 13th Russian-Indian Business Forum, which brought
together more than 40 speakers, including business representatives, the heads
of federal ministries, agencies, the Russian regions, development institutions,
and public organizations of Russia and India, and 600 offline participants. The
event was organized by the Indian Business Alliance with the support of the
Moscow Department of Foreign Economic and International Relations, the Business
Council for Cooperation with India (BCCI), and the Roscongress Foundation.
events were attended by Russian Deputy Minister of Economic Development Dmitry
Volvach; Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District-Yugra Governor Natalya Komarova; Head
of the Republic of Altai Oleg Khorokhordin; Russian Export Center CEO Veronika
Nikishina; Minister of the Moscow Government and Director of the Moscow
Department of Foreign Economic and International Relations Sergey Cheremin;
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of India to the
Russian Federation Pavan Kapoor; Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of the Russian Federation to the Republic of India Denis Alipov (online);
Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs President Alexander Shokhin;
OPORA RUSSIA All-Russian Non-Government Organization of Small and Medium
Business President Alexander Kalinin, and others.
programme opened with the plenary session Integral Partnership between India
and Russia in the New World Order, which was moderated by Indian Business
Alliance President Sammy Kotwani. The participants discussed opportunities and
prospects for an economic breakthrough in cooperation between Russia and India
in various sectors, taking into account the changing political situation, as
well as specific aspects of the activities of legislative and executive bodies
to ensure a conducive business climate in Russia and create the essential legal
conditions for businesses to function.
continued with thematic sessions. The starting session featured a discussion on
the theme Russian-Indian Strategic Partnership: Development Prospects. The
participants spoke about specific aspects and key trends in the continued development
and strengthening of interaction between Russia and India and also discussed which
areas of cooperation are of the highest priority and what measures could help
strengthen favourable internal and external conditions in order to develop trade
and economic relations, as well as diversify the forms and focus areas of the Russian-Indian
thematic session was Success Formula for the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry.
The forum guests discussed Russian-Indian cooperation in drug production, the
successes of the Indian pharmaceutical industry, as well as support measures
taken by the Indian government to develop the industry. They paid special
attention to the use of digital healthcare as a driver and the role of Russia
and India in the global healthcare architecture.
programme concluded the session National Branding as a Tool for International
Cooperation, during which the participants discussed steady growth in trade
between BRICS countries and prospects for India and Russia to expand industrial
cooperation. In addition, experts discussed ways to increase the volume of
foreign trade between Russia and India and the prospect of consolidating the
Made In Russia and Make In India projects as part of the new world order.
the 13th Russian-Indian Business Forum served as an important
discussion platform that will be used to broadly address issues related to the
further expansion of business ties between Russia and India in various sectors.