Vladimir Putin is disposed towards maintaining a comprehensive dialogue with Indian authorities. The Russian President has congratulated Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on the 75th anniversary of his birthday. "The open atmosphere of trust and mutual understanding has been traditional at the recent Russian-Indian summit meetings," Vladimir Putin said. Putin pointed to the Indian Prime Minister's role in it. "I am disposed towards continuing the comprehensive dialogue with you next year," the Russian President stressed.
Russian small missile ships - the Grad Sviyazhsk and the Great Ustyug - set off for a mission to the Mediterranean Sea