NEW DELHI - Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin on Sunday ruled out any arms sales to Pakistan and stressed that unlike other countries, Russia never created problems for India, reported Indian media. “We are always cooperating with India to ensure safety of the region. We never created trouble for India in the region as compared to other countries,” he told reporters in New Delhi. Rogozin was responding to a question on whether Russia was planning to expand military relations with Pakistan. “That’s our political advantage as a friend of India,” he said. Ahead of Russian President Valdimir Putin’s visit to India next month, Rogozin said “We don’t do military business with your enemies. We don’t transfer any arms to them,” he told journalists after arriving here to co-chair the India-Russia Inter-governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation (IRIGC-TEC) with External Affairs Minister SM Krishna. Rogozin was clearing the air on several high-level engagements with Pakistan in recent times, which has led to talk about a reset in Russia-Pakistan ties. While Mr Putin cancelled his Islamabad visit last month, his Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held consultations with the Pakistani leadership. Around the same time, Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani visited Moscow. Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, who was here a few days ago to hold talks with his Indian counterpart, AK Antony, on putting defence trade into a higher trajectory, besides sealing some pending deals, also became part of the story when he cancelled his visit when Gen Kayani was in Moscow. Indian officials hotly denied that Mr Serdyukov had postponed his India visit to be at hand to meet Mr Kayani in Moscow but they gave no reason for the Russian Defence Minister putting back his engagements in India by a week. Mr Rogozin, in-charge of Russia’s recently announced defence research organisation, will be taking up issues unresolved since his July visit — chiefly nuclear liability and investment by telecom company Sistema — besides touching on future areas of cooperation in the defence sector that were discussed by Mr Serdyukov. Mr. Rogozin indicated that tough negotiations lay ahead on the next two reactors at Kudankulam. Russia does not want the civil nuclear liability law to apply to the proposed units 3 and 4. India has not applied the law to units 1 and 2 (being challenged in the Supreme Court) because they were constructed under an agreement that predated the 2010 civil liability law. But it is against exempting units 3 and 4 because this will be seen as discriminating against companies from the US and France. While warning that the reactors would become more expensive if they were brought under the liability law, Rogozin also addressed safety issues about units 1 and 2. Post-Fukushima, protests delayed their operationalisation. and even Sri Lanka was concerned enough to begin talks with India on a civil nuclear agreement whose important components will be nuclear safety and response to nuclear accidents.