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Russia seen courting India for investments at Eastern Economic Forum

Modi scheduled to attend for the first time as Moscow pivots to Asia

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, is scheduled to join the Eastern Economic Forum for the first time this year.   © Reuters

MOSCOW -- As Russia hosts the fifth Eastern Economic Forum from Wednesday to Friday in Vladivostok, all eyes will be on its relationship with India as Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the high-level conference for the first time.

Government officials, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, and business heads will attend the conference that will focus on the economic integration of Russia and the Asia-Pacific region. With Modi's attendance, analysts expect to see a further shift in Russian diplomacy toward Asia.

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