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  • newRussia offers India Co-development of Kamov Ka-60 to replace older Mi-8 Helicopters
    SOURCE:  IDRW NEWS NETWORK Ahead of AeroIndia 2017, idrw.org has been informed that Russia is likely to reoffer India, Co-development of Kamov Ka-60 Kasatka helicopter to replace older Soviet-era supplied Mil Mi-8 medium twin-turbine helicopters. Ka…
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  • newArmy reels under acute shortage of quality guns
    SOURCE: THE ASIAN AGE. Amid the brouhaha over social media posts by jawans highlighting poor equipment and low quality of food, a vital requirement has remained unfulfilled over the years — soldiers’ trusted companion, guns.An effort to acquire…
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  • newNot nice! truck terror feared on 26/1
    SOURCE: ENS A terror strike involving a large vehicle driven by a lone jihadi—similar to the truck attacks in France and Germany that killed hundreds last year—is being feared by law enforcement officials. Counter-terrorism officials told The Sun…
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  • newIndia may soon get a tri-service chief
    SOURCE: TNN The country may soon get a new tri-service chief— a four-star general like the Army, IAF and Navy chiefs— to ensure synergy in training, logistics, planning and procurements among the forces. In the longer run, the country will have t…
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  • newAfter Indian soldier’s release, Abdul Basit demands repatriation of Pakistan prisoners
    SOURCE: TNN Pakistan released on Saturday the Indian army soldier, Chandu Babulal Chavan, who was said to have “inadvertently” crossed over into Pakistan territory the day India carried out its surgical strikes on terror camps across the Line of…
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  • newIndustry leaders to converge at defence and aerospace summit
    SOURCE: SUNDAY GUARDIAN LIVE Key political leaders and industry players will be seen at the first “Indian Defence and Aerospace Summit” organised by the NewsX and The Sunday Guardian on Wednesday, 25 January in New Delhi. The likely attendees to…
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  • newThe mystery of missing indian warriors of 1971
    SOURCE: ENS At least 54 soldiers, pilots and officers of the Indian Army and Air Force were labelled “missing in action” or “killed in action” in the 1971 Indo-Pak war. But many believe they are alive and imprisoned in various Pakistani jails…
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  • newRetain Obama’s policy towards India: Tellis urges Trump
    SOURCE: Ajai Shukla / BUSINESS STANDARD As President Donald Trump’s administration and policies take shape, Ashley Tellis, whom the Washington Post identifies as America’s likely next ambassador to New Delhi, has urged America’s new president…
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  • newFamily of Indian soldier who crossed LoC thanks defence ministry
    SOURCE: HINDUSTAN TIMES Bhushan Chavan, the elder brother of Chandu Chavan, an Indian soldier who inadvertently crossed the Line of Control (LoC) in September last year, has thanked the defence ministry for efforts taken to ensure his return. Ministe…
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  • newMedia Has No Right To Barge In With A Camera When Defence Forces Sort Out Internal Issues
    SOURCE: Swarajya When the video of the BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav surfaced in the social media for the first time between 8 and 9 January, it took the nation by surprise and shock. Since then video messages from few more soldiers of CRPF, Army and…
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  • newARAI employs ISRO’s lithium-ion battery tech in electric scooter
    SOURCE: AUTOCARPRO A lithium-ion battery, indigenously developed by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for space applications, has been successfully put to use in an electric two-wheeler by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARA…
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  • newTeamIndus will write your name on Moon at just Rs 500
    SOURCE: Tecake The Bengaluru-based startup TeamIndus is presenting an opportunity to citizens of India to get their name engraved on Moon. What’s striking is that the space startup is demanding just Rs 500 for putting the name on the lunar surface.…
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  • newInnovate, work for benefit of society, says ISRO Chief
    SOURCE: ENS IT is never too late to achieve success which is different from what others have done so far, said Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman A S Kiran Kumar on Saturday. He cited India’s success in entering the Mars orbit  in…
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  • newMeet the ‘war lord’
    SOURCE: THE HINDU The year 2017 is a packed one for Rana. There’s a steady line up of films and he’s been busy not just acting and promoting his projects, but forging collaborations that could take his films to a wider audience. We catch up with…
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  • newIIT-M working on bio-inspired propulsion systems for stealth Warships
    SOURCE: TNN If only one could soar with the birds on a whim or dive into the deep blue sea with the fish. Man has always looked to nature for inspiration to do things distinctly unlike humans. So we’ve had the Icarus [late, of tragic legend] and th…
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  • Turkey and Russia begin to co-ordinate Syria strikes
    Russian and Turkish aircraft carried out their first co-ordinated air strikes in northwest Syria on 18 January, Russia announced, as part of intensifying attacks on Islamic State forces defending the town of Al-Bab. A senior Russian general describe…
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  • Nammo to begin work at US Navy facility
    Norway-headquartered ammunition manufacturer Nammo AS announced on 19 January that it had signed an agreement to begin activity at a US Navy facility, part of its establishment of a new company called Nammo Energetics Indian Head (NEIH). Operating u…
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  • AQAP's success increases the likelihood of it mounting an attack against the West from Yemen in 2017
    Key Points AQAP is actively engaged in the Yemeni civil war alongside local Sunni tribes, embedding itself in local resistance forces fighting the Houthi Movement. By exploiting a persistent security vacuum and the absence of effective state instit…
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  • EDA gearing up to supplement NATO vehicle STANAG with new study
    The European Defence Agency (EDA) has identified a new set of technological goals for further study as part of a NATO-led effort to establish generic open-architecture standards for functional suites in future combat vehicles. The agency and its memb…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jan 17, 6:30am -
  • Turkey's Altay MBT project hit by engine technology transfer issues
    Turkey's plans to build its Altay main battle tank (MBT) have hit a snag after Tümosan, the planned engine provider, cancelled a key technical support contract with Austria's AVL List GmbH. The cancellation comes after Austria's parliament unanimou…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jan 17, 6:30am -
  • US targets Islamists in Syria and Libya in final actions of Obama's presidency
    The United States conducted airstrikes against Islamist targets in Syria and Libya in the last military actions to be ordered by President Barack Obama before he left office on 20 January. The strikes against Al-Qaeda leadership in Syria took place…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jan 17, 6:30am -
  • Court jails three on militant group membership in the UAE's Abu Dhabi
    AT THE federal court in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 18 January three men - including one from an undisclosed Arab country - were sentenced to between one and five years in prison after being convicted of belonging to a terrorist or…
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  • India to deploy newly ordered T-90MS tanks along border with Pakistan
    The Indian Army (IA) plans to deploy about 464 newly ordered T-90MS main battle tanks (MBTs) along India's western and northern borders with Pakistan, military officials told IHS Jane's on 19 January. The T-90MS MBTs, which are being acquired in kit…
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  • European Commission approves Smiths' Morpho Detection acquisition
    British technology company Smiths Group's acquisition of security system specialist Morpho Detection progressed on 19 January, when it was announced that the European Commission (EC) had confirmed that it would not object to the purchase. However, t…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jan 17, 5:30am -
  • IED attack kills two in Somalia's Mogadishu
    ONE civilian and one soldier were killed when an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced by Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen militants, detonated targeting a military vehicle in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on 14 January, the Shabelle Media networ…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jan 17, 5:30am -
  • French defence exports exceed EUR20 billion in 2016
    France's defence exports reached a record high of more than EUR20 billion (USD21.3 billion) in 2016, according to a speech made by the country's defence minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, on 19 January. Le Drian, speaking during an event at the National…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jan 17, 5:30am -
  • Military-led national reconciliation panel in Thailand unlikely to resolve political conflict between two opposing camps
    EVENT Thailand's military-led government is setting up a national reconciliation panel to resolve a decade-long political conflict between supporters of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and the predominantly middle-class royalists who oppose…
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  • Al-Qaeda claim attack against French forces in Mali's Timbuktu
    IN A STATEMENT released on Twitter on 14 January, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility for a rocket attack targeting French forces at Mali's Timbuktu airport on 13 January, BBC Monitoring reported. According to the statement…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jan 17, 5:30am -
  • Argentina upgrades three AS365N2s for EUR24 million
    Argentina's Ministry of Security approved a EUR23.943 million (USD25.47 million) direct purchase from Airbus Helicopters to upgrade three AS365N2 helicopters operated by the Prefectura Naval Argentina (coast guard). The upgrade to the AS365N3+ model…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jan 17, 5:30am -
  • ECOWAS forces gear up for Gambia intervention
    Forces from at least three of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are preparing to launch a military intervention to oust The Gambia's former president Yahya Jammeh after he rejected a 19 January ultimatum to stand aside for his de…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jan 17, 5:30am -
  • Army personnel defuse IED in County Tyrone in Northern Ireland
    A VIABLE improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced by unidentified militants, was discovered and defused by army personnel in the Fairmount Park area of Dungannon in County Tyrone in Northern Ireland on 18 January, the BBC and Belfast Telegraph rep…
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  • FLT claim responsibility for attack in Mexico's Mexico City
    IN A STATEMENT released on 25 December, Frente de Liberacion de la Tierra (FLT, or Earth Liberation Front) claimed responsibility for an improvised explosive device (IED) attack targeting a branch of the Mexican state-owned power company Comision Fed…
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  • AUDS achieves TRL 9, deploys with US forces
    An undisclosed number of Anti-UAV Defence Systems (AUDS) have been supplied to US forces and are now in operational service. The AUDS has been developed in a collaborative effort by a UK defence consortium comprised of Blighter Surveillance Systems,…
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  • IDF constructing anti-vehicle 'cliff' on Lebanese border
    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has completed around 15 km of a new 'cliff' barrier on its border with Lebanon to prevent Hizbullah from launching cross-border infiltrations. Major Eliyahu Gabai, an engineering officer in the 300th Territorial Briga…
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  • Challenges with implementing DCGS continue
    As the US military transitions to a more open and modular version of the Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS), the services continue to encounter hurdles as they seek ways to get more intelligence data into the hands of analysts. The US Air Force…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jan 17, 5:30am -
  • IED attack targets electricity company branch in Mexico's capital
    AN IMPROVISED explosive device (IED), emplaced by Frente de Liberacion de la Tierra (FLT, or Earth Liberation Front) militants, detonated at a branch of the Mexican state-owned power company Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE, or Federal Electrici…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jan 17, 5:30am -
  • Chemring reports positive results aided by weak pound
    UK defence equipment manufacturer Chemring announced its year-end results on 19 January, with the weakness of the British Pound helping the company to boost its revenues and profits. Year-end results for 2016 saw revenues increase 26.5% to GBP477.1…
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  • India's Nirbhay cruise missile programme extended by 18 months, says report
    India's Nirbhay cruise missile programme has been given an 18-month extension following a failed test flight of the missile on 21 December, according to local media reports. Minister of Defence Manohar Parrikar approved the move at a review meeting…
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  • China enhances PGZ-07 capability
    The PGZ-07 twin 35 mm self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG) system currently in service with China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) has been upgraded with the addition of a new sensor pod. The existing sensor pod is positioned above the tracking…
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  • PT Pindad and Tata firm up vehicle co-development plans
    Indonesian firm PT Pindad and India's Tata Motors have firmed up an agreement to collaborate on military vehicles for the Indonesian and Southeast Asian defence markets, it was announced on 19 January. The two companies signed a memorandum of unders…
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Russia Beyond The Headlines

  • newLethal force: Russia’s Long Range Aviation
    The Long Range Aviation branch, along with Military Transport, Tactical and Army Aviation branches, is a part of the Russian Air Force. It is designed to implement strategic and operational tasks in the theatre of war.Among its main tasks are red…
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  • Guarding the Central Asian Flyway
    Every October when the forests around the city of Khabarovsk are a riot of colors, the Amur falcon join a flock and begin a journey through Siberia and Central Asia to India and onwards to southern Africa. The winters of the Russian Far East are far…
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  • Russia will not do anything to harm its relationship with India: Russian MP
    Russia cherishes its relationship with New Delhi and will not do anything to damage bilateral ties, Russian political scientist and member of the lower house parliament, Vyacheslav Nikonov told RIR on the sidelines of the Raisina Dialogue in New Delh…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jan 17, 10:21pm -
  • BrahMos developing hypersonic reusable missiles
    BrahMos Aerospace is working to develop hypersonic reusable missiles, The Tribune quoted Sudhir Kumar Mishra, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BrahMos as saying on Jan. 19.The boomerang missile would have a capacity to deliver the warhead, assess t…
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  • India, Pakistan to become full SCO members in June 2017 – Lavrov
    India and Pakistan are likely to become full members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) by June 2017, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Jan. 20.“We expect the process of providing full membership to India and Pakistan to…
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  • Trump’s presidency: A new opportunity for Russia in South Asia
    Last week’s hearings of Donald Trump’s nominees for posts of secretaries of state and defence, and director of the CIA showed that Russia's stakes in South Asia could grow due to the new White House administration. Russia may just become the sole…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jan 17, 2:17pm -
  • MiG-35 fighter jet to be unveiled in late January
    The MiG Aircraft Corporation will hold an official presentation of the MiG-35 light fighter jet in late January, Izvestia said on Jan. 18.In early February, the aircraft will undergo trials.Two prototype jets are ready at the moment. The length o…
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  • Estonia interested in joining North-South Transport Corridor
    Estonia is interested in joining the North-South International Transport Corridor (ITC), Foreign Minister Sven Mikser told RIA Novosti  in an interview on Jan. 18Estonia is already holding negotiations with its partners, but it’s too early to t…
    - 3 days ago 19 Jan 17, 4:07pm -
  • India approves youth exchange MoU with Russia
    Looking to improve people-to-people contact between young Indians and Russians, the India’s Union Cabinet, on Jan. 18, approved a memorandum of understanding on youth exchange programmes with Russia.“Exchange programmes in the field of youth af…
    - 3 days ago 19 Jan 17, 3:45pm -
  • Russian blockbuster to be released in India on Jan. 20
    ‘Flight Crew,’ a new Russian blockbuster, will be screened in cinema halls across India from Jan. 20, Irfan Siddiqui, co-founder of RG Studios, which is releasing the motion picture, told TASS on Jan. 19.The film, directed by Nikolay Lebedev, i…
    - 3 days ago 19 Jan 17, 2:07pm -
  • Crimea looks to boost economic ties with India
    Crimea is ready to strengthen its economic ties with India, Iran and several Asian and European countries, Crimea's Deputy Prime Minister Georgy Muradov was cited by RIA Novosti as saying on Jan. 18.Crimea has good cooperation prospects with India…
    - 3 days ago 19 Jan 17, 1:38pm -
  • India may produce active protection systems for its T-90s
    India’s Defence Ministry (MoD) may order domestic firms to produce active protection systems for its recently acquired Russian T-90 tanks, the Defense News website reported on Jan. 17.In late 2016, India decided to procure 464 T-90 tanks from Ru…
    - 3 days ago 19 Jan 17, 1:27pm -
  • Delhiites pay tributes to rocket engineer and designer Sergei Korolev
    Residents of the Indian capital paid rich tributes to eminent rocket engineer and spacecraft designer Sergei Korolev for his significant contributions to the sphere of space science, at a function organised to mark his 110th birth anniversary at the…
    - 4 days ago 18 Jan 17, 4:08pm -
  • India considers Russia its "abiding" friend - Narendra Modi
    Praising the “trusted and strategic partnership” between India and Russia, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called Russia an “abiding friend.”Bilateral cooperation between India and Russia is very successful, especially in the fields…
    - 4 days ago 18 Jan 17, 3:45pm -
  • When the ‘first lady of Indian cinema’ married a legendary Russian artist
    For an Indian visitor to Moscow’s State Museum of Oriental Art, one of the most striking images is a painting of a beautiful and elegant woman in a sari. Many of us born several decades after India’s independence would not immediately recognize t…
    - 4 days ago 18 Jan 17, 2:32pm -
  • Sibur, Reliance to set up India’s first halogenated butyl rubber unit
    Sibur and Reliance Industries will set up India’s first halogenated butyl rubber unit, the Russian company said in a press release on Jan. 17.The unit, which will be built in Reliance’s petrochemical complex in Jamnagar, will annually produce 6…
    - 4 days ago 18 Jan 17, 2:04pm -
  • Who benefits from causing friction between India and Russia?
    Little over a decade ago a diplomat friend with great pride had underscored the level of political trust that existed between India and Russia in their relationship. This political trust, he said, was the biggest asset in the strategic partnership.…
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  • BRICS bank to open dialogue with commercial banks - Kamath
    The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) is planning to expand its project pipeline in 2017, the bank’s president Kundapur Vaman Kamath, told TASS in an interview.The value of the projects may reach the tune of $3 billion, he said.According to Kam…
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  • Russia looks to supply agricultural machinery to India
    Russia looks to supply agricultural machinery to India, China and Iran, among other countries, Kommersant cited Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov as saying at the Gaidar Economic Forum on Jan. 16.At the moment the main markets…
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  • Kudankulam unit 2 to reach full capacity by the end of January
    The second unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) will reach its full capacity by the end of January 2017, Indian official sources told RIR.“Currently it works at 870-megawatts, which is more than 80 per cent of its capacity,” a sour…
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  • Kamaz eyes stake in Indian truck maker
    The Indian subsidiary of Russia’s Kamaz Motors is looking to acquire a minority stake in privately-held Indian truck maker Asia MotorWorks Ltd (AMW), Kamaz India Director Alexey Agibalov told TASS on Jan. 15.AMW, which has almost $200 million in…
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  • Russia, India turn to Gujarat to help increase trade turnover
    Russia and India have reiterated their commitment to strengthen trade and economic partnership to re-energize the business relationship between the two countries that has been very slow to take off.The issue was discussed as a matter of high priori…
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  • Where does Pakistan fit in Russia’s South Asia strategy?
    Ever since the Cold War, relations between Moscow and Islamabad have remained weak. Back then during the time of bipolarity, Pakistan was a close ally of the United States while India mainly sided with the Soviet Union.Moscow and Islamabad were inv…
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  • The Russian Army’s elite air defence troops
    The Air Defence Troops of the Land Forces should not be confused with Air Defence Troops of the Air Force and those of the Airborne Troops.The unit’s tasks include combat duty on air defence, covering troops and facilities from enemy air attacks…
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  • Nostalgia for the Russia of the 2000s
    The first thing I noticed on my first day in Russia nearly 14 years ago was the fact that Muscovites shunned eye contact. Whether they were giving directions to strangers or sitting in the metro, no one ever seemed to look at anyone in the eye.Flas…
    - 8 days ago 14 Jan 17, 2:40am -
  • Russian jazz band performs in Delhi
    The Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) in Delhi celebrated the Old Russian New Year and Orthodox Christmas with a jazz music concert performed by the Stylyagi Band on Jan. 11.Source: RCSCThe concert, which was held in the RCSC’s main…
    - 9 days ago 13 Jan 17, 2:37pm -
  • Rogozin to visit India to review FGFA, other defence projects
    Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin will visit India in February to discuss military-technical cooperation, and in particular, the fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) joint project.Rogozin, who was in Gandhinagar for the Vibrant Gujar…
    - 9 days ago 13 Jan 17, 2:01pm -
  • New security system to protect Russian command centres, airfields
    The Russian Ministry of Defence is preparing to implement Redan-125, a new security system that is designed to protect its command centres, airfields and military camps. According to Izvestia, the latest perimeter protection system, Redan-125, con…
    - 9 days ago 13 Jan 17, 1:49pm -
  • Narendra Modi may visit Astrakhan in 2017
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi may travel to the Astrakhan Region later this year when he visits Russia for the annual Indo-Russian Summit, Astrakhan Governor Konstantin Markelov said on Jan. 12.Modi visited Astrakhan when he was the chief min…
    - 9 days ago 13 Jan 17, 1:37pm -
  • Indian company looks to manufacture bandages in Russia
    An Indian company is in talks with the government of Russia’s Vladimir Region to manufacture bandages, the Rambler news service said, citing Vladimir Governor Svetlana Orlova.Without revealing the name of the company, Orlova told Rambler that the…
    - 9 days ago 13 Jan 17, 1:28pm -
  • Russian consortium proposes new port security system for Andhra port
    A Russian company has offered to install a unique port security system in the Krishnapatnam port in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.In 2016, a memorandum of understanding was signed between a Russian consortium, which includes the Morin…
    - 10 days ago 12 Jan 17, 4:03pm -
  • Modi invites Russia to participate in Gujarat’s diamond, dairy industries
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called on Russia to participate in Gujarat’s dairy and diamond industries, TASS reported on Jan. 12.  Modi made the suggestion during his talks with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin on the sideli…
    - 10 days ago 12 Jan 17, 1:43pm -
  • EAEU, India to begin FTA talks in 2017- Russian trade representative
    Negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) between India and the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) will begin in 2017, Yaroslav Tarasyuk, head of the Russian Trade Representation in India, said on Jan. 12 at the Russia-India Business Forum,…
    - 10 days ago 12 Jan 17, 1:25pm -
  • Russian military robots in action
    Robots are regularly used by Russia's Armed Forces. The video released by the Russian Ministry of Defence shows combat tests of the Soratnik and Nerekhta military robots.Soratnik (comrade in English) is a 7-tonne robot tank developed to support inf…
    - 11 days ago 11 Jan 17, 2:06pm -
  • Putting the ‘Hindi-Russi bhai-bhai’ years into perspective
    Long-term India watchers in Moscow and regular readers of this column often lament the fact that Russia-India ties are not what they used to be in the heyday of the Soviet Union. Many are of the misguided belief that the countries are drifting apart.…
    - 11 days ago 11 Jan 17, 2:40am -
  • Vibrant Gujarat: Rogozin pitches ‘Safe City’ system for India
    Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has offered India the latest technology to boost urban security. In a standalone meeting on Jan. 9 on the sidelines of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit in Gandhinagar, Rogozin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra…
    - 12 days ago 10 Jan 17, 4:16pm -
  • Demining liberated Aleppo
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  • Modi and Rogozin meet on sidelines of Vibrant Gujarat
    Russian deputy PM Dimitry Rogozin and Narendra Modi met on the sidelines of Vibrant Gujarat summit.
    - 13 days ago 9 Jan 17, 7:40pm -
  • How Russian scientists cracked the secret of a Vedic ritual drink
    One of the most mysterious drinks in the history of tipple is Soma – a drink of ritual importance to the ancient Indians. Drinking Soma was supposed to confer immortality, with the two leading gods Indra and Agni portrayed as consuming it in copiou…
    - 13 days ago 9 Jan 17, 3:12pm -
  • Russian companies, regions to participate in Vibrant Gujarat
    Russian companies and regions will participate in the Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show, which opens on Jan 9, in Gandhinagar, TASS reported on its website, citing Russia’s Trade Representative in India Yaroslav Tarasyuk.“This is a major econom…
    - 13 days ago 9 Jan 17, 1:29pm -
  • Hot pursuit: What India could learn from Russian history
    As large, prosperous countries, Russia and India don’t covet foreign territory and rarely initiate wars. On the contrary, each has been subject to numerous invasions over the centuries. Both countries have fought cataclysmic wars that have shaped t…
    - 14 days ago 8 Jan 17, 2:40am -
  • Reflections on Russian Orthodox Christmas
    On a snowy late evening in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in January 2004, I was walking home with a friend after watching a horror movie. The streets at that hour were eerie and deserted for the most part. As we walked closer to my apartment I heard the tolling…
    - 15 days ago 7 Jan 17, 2:45am -
  • Christmas magic: Russian musician plays untouchable music
    Have you ever imagined playing music without actually touching the musical instrument? Seems futuristic, but in fact an instrument like that was invented almost 100 years ago by Russian physicist Leon Theremin. The instrument, known as the theremin…
    - 15 days ago 7 Jan 17, 2:35am -
  • Perfect gift ideas from St. Petersburg
    For the woman you love: A pendant from the Fabergé MuseumSource: The Fabergé MuseumThe Faberge museum is the place to visit for Fabergé eggs, which are a symbol of Tsarist Russia and the luxurious lifestyle of the royal Romanov family. The fi…
    - 16 days ago 6 Jan 17, 2:45am -
  • Inside view on regular military service in Russia
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  • Pics that will make you book a Christmas trip to Moscow
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  • All time favourite Hindi movies in Russia
    Khwaja Ahmad Abbas’s film ‘Dharti Ke Lal’ was the first Indian film to be dubbed into Russian. The movie was released back in 1949, when Stalin was the supreme leader.However, it wasn’t until the mid-1950s and the epoch of Raj Kapoor that I…
    - 18 days ago 4 Jan 17, 2:35am -
  • Winter: The one and only Russian season
    - 19 days ago 3 Jan 17, 2:40am -
  • Which country has fought most against Russia?
    Sweden10 wars from the middle of the 16th to the beginning of the 19th centuriesThe history of Russian-Swedish confrontations began in the 12th century. The Novgorod Republic and Sweden fought for control of the Eastern Baltic. The Orekhovetsky P…
    - 20 days ago 2 Jan 17, 2:45am -
  • 2016 bares the need for next step in strategic partnership
    In spite of confusion and apprehensions in the Indian minds about Moscow's overtures in New Delhi's troubled neighbourhood, the strategic partnership with the Russian Federation will retain its centrality in 2017 as the world plunges into a totally n…
    - 21 days ago 1 Jan 17, 2:40am -

Defense-update.com

  • Sig Sauer’s P320 Selected for the Army’s Next Service Pistol

    Sig Sauer’s P320 Selected for the Army’s Next Service Pistol

    The US Army selected the Sig Sauer P320 pistol for the Modular Handgun System (MHS), replacing the the service's Beretta M9 pistol that has been in service in the past 30 years. The $580 million contract announced yesterday covers procurement of some…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jan 17, 1:55pm -
  • Russian, Turkish Forces Conduct Coordinated Air Strikes in Syria

    Russian, Turkish Forces Conduct Coordinated Air Strikes in Syria

    Russia’s air force will work with Turkey’s to conduct joint airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants in Northern Syria, the Russian military announced today. Russian Defense Ministry official Lieutenant-General Sergei Rudskoi announced in a t…
    - 4 days ago 19 Jan 17, 1:26am -
  • Marine Corps Deploy F-35B to Japan

    Marine Corps Deploy F-35B to Japan

    The first F-35B Lightning II aircraft, belonging to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, Marine Aircraft Group 12, arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni today (January 18, 2017) beginning the squadron’s permanent basing at the air station.
    - 4 days ago 18 Jan 17, 11:13pm -
  • Royal Navy to Induct the Crowsnet New AEW Helicopter by 2020

    Royal Navy to Induct the Crowsnet New AEW Helicopter by 2020

    The British Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin announced a £269M (US$327 million) deal for the procurement of 10 aerial surveillance systems to operate on the Royal Navy new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. Initial deliveries are expected in…
    - 4 days ago 18 Jan 17, 10:52pm -
  • Operational Arrow-3 Interceptors Transferred to Israel’s Air Force Missile Defense Force

    Operational Arrow-3 Interceptors Transferred to Israel’s Air Force Missile Defense Force

    Israel enhanced today its nationwide multi-layered missile defense system with the delivery of the first batch of Arrow 3 interceptors to be inducted to the Arrow Weapon System (AWS) made by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI/MLM). The induction of Arr…
    - 4 days ago 18 Jan 17, 8:34pm -

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