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India, Russia look into opportunity of making payments in national currencies

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India and Russia are examining feasibility of making mutual payments in national currencies, Deputy National Security Adviser of India Pankaj Saran told reporters on Wednesday, Tass reports.

"This subject is now being discussed by the two governments and what governments have agreed on is that they will examine this possibility within their own systems. So that is the key position as of now," Saran said. "They are looking into whether it is practical, whether it is feasible and whether the traders and the business community from both sides are agreeable to this," he noted.

"I think at the moment this matter is still being examined at least in India and I presume on the Russian side. So we are at the stage of examining this possibility," Saran added.

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