Moscow / New Delhi, August 30, 2017: India and Russia are currently celebrating 70 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations. To further enhance the strategic relations between India and Russia and promote collaboration in the textile sector, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and SRTEPC have organized the India Pavilion at the leading textile and light industry expo in Russia, the 49th International Textillegprom at Moscow, Russia from August 29 – September 1, 2017.


The delegation from India to Russia, headed by the Minister of Textiles, Government of Karnataka, Mr R M Lamaniand Secretary Ministry of Textiles, Mr Anand Kumar Singh, Secretary Ministry of Textiles, India, comprises leading companies from Indian textiles Industry. This is the largest ever Indian participation at this Show, with 95 companies showcasing their products at this global Show.


Textillegprom 2017 brings together industry leaders from India, Russia, Central Asia and other countries to a single platform to interact and discuss collaboration in the textile industry. The India Pavilion comprises over 95 exhibitors from the textile industry in India. The prime objective of the participation is to realise the complementarities between the textile industries of India and Russia, and the CIS region in general. They will have structured B2B interactions to explore opportunities for business partnerships.


Mr Pankaj Saran, Ambassador of India to Russia inaugurated the India Pavilion at Textillegprom 2017, along with Minister of Textiles from Karnataka and the Secretary Textiles, yesterday in Moscow. Ms NonnaKagramanyan, Vice-President Business Russia, Mr Alexander Kruglik, CEO RosLegProm, Mr Anil Rajvanshi from Reliance and Mr Vivekanand Kodikal from FICCI were also present and spoke about how India and Russia can collaborate in the field of textiles.


The textile Minister of Karnataka Shri R M Lamani wished the Expo success and called for more cooperation between Russia and India in this sector.


On the occasion Secretary Textiles said “There is great potential for enhancing trade relations between India Russia” He also mentioned that the textile Industry from India is well represented at the Expo which showcases the range and quality of India’s Textile industry. He reiterated that the Government of India will provide all help for the promotion of investment in this sector.


Ambassador Pankaj Saran, during his address mentioned that as India and Russia celebrate marks the largest representation of the Indian textile industry at TEXTILLEGPROM and wished the Indian participation all success at the Expo.