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South African President Jacob Zuma has been a strident proponent of greater military might for Africa.
Russia and China have been exercising joint military drills since 2005.
The minister stressed that since other countries do not have such platforms, it will be a significant Russian break-through.
In the capital Baghdad, a car bomb went off near a minibus carrying passengers in the Shiite Sadr City district in the eastern part of the city.
McCain's visit was reportedly confirmed by one of his spokesmen in Washington who declined to give further details.
The Indian prime minister has embarked on a five-day visit to Japan and Thailand.
The leaders of the two most powerful economies will meet next month in California.
Cuba's foreign minister says Latin America and the Caribbean region share a "lot in common" with India.
Central banks of the developing countries have taken advantage of lower prices to build their gold assets.
The film was part-funded by a state-owned organisation, the Shanghai Film Group Corporation.