Russia signed $17.6 bn in arms contracts in 2012

Moscow, Feb 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia signed a total of 1,309 arms contracts with 65 countries worth $17.6 billion in 2012, a top official has said.

Anatoly Isaikin, head of state-run arms dealer Rosoboronexport, said this was 150 percent more than in 2011 in terms of monetary value.

Isaikin also spoke about Russia's cooperation in the defence and technology sector with Syria, India, China, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and other countries.

--IANS/RIA Novosti

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