Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI: Russian Ambassador Vyacheslav Trubnikov on Friday lauded President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam for undertaking sorties in a fighter aircraft and a submarine, both launched from Russia-manufactured military platforms.

"These two events are evidence of the high level of trust in Soviet and Russian military equipment, emanating from the long-standing cooperation between our countries," he said.

He hoped that the joint ventures would go beyond the realm of military-technical cooperation.