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  • newBrahMos missile successfully test-fired under life extension program along the Odisha coast
    SOURCE: PTI India today successfully test-fired the Indo-Russian joint venture BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a test range along the Odisha coast to validate some new features. The missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher stationed at L…
    - 4 hours ago 21 May 18, 2:03pm -
  • newMaking of Super Tejas aka Tejas MK-2
    SOURCE: Satyajeet Kumar/ FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG DRDO for the first time has confirmed what has been long speculated for last few weeks that, Next version of India’s Indigenously developed fighter jet Tejas MK-2 will be called as Medium Combat Airc…
    - 9 hours ago 21 May 18, 8:33am -
  • newUS makes India a catspaw with CAATSA sanctions legislation
    SOURCE: TNN The malign shadow of US sanctions hangs over the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on Monday, with New Delhi becoming a cat’s paw not only in the scrap between Washingt…
    - 10 hours ago 21 May 18, 8:32am -
  • newDefence manufacturing up 60%, says DRDO chief
    SOURCE: THE HINDU In the last three years of the Central government’s Make In India programme, the country has seen a 60% increase in defence equipment manufacturing, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chairman S. Christopher said…
    - 10 hours ago 21 May 18, 8:32am -
  • newDeserter who spent 4 months in Pakistan captivity, wants to quit Indian Army
    SOURCE: Hindustan Times More than 18 months after he crossed the line of control (LoC) into Pakistan and was captured, Indian soldier sepoy Chandu Chavan has expressed his desire to quit the Indian Army.Chavan, who is now under observation in the ps…
    - 10 hours ago 21 May 18, 8:32am -
  • newNavy boosts powers to fight China forays
    SOURCE: DNA INDIA The Navy has scaled up deployment in the Persian Gulf with an eye on Chabahar Port being developed by India in Iran, amid reports of Chinese attempts to make forays in the region. Chabahar Port is strategic to India’s interests as…
    - 10 hours ago 21 May 18, 8:32am -
  • newMinus trial, J&K jails run terror recruit risk
    SOURCE: The Telegraph Nearly 500 youths accused of petty crimes or terror links are languishing without trial in Jammu and Kashmir’s jails, serving as a possible recruitment pool for militants, the state CID has told the Union home ministry. The re…
    - 10 hours ago 21 May 18, 8:32am -
  • newPaper Lifts Veil Off Pak Design
    SOURCE: The Pioneer. Close to former  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s disclosures about the hand of Pakistan establishment and non-state actors in the 26/11 terror attacks in India, a fresh document has emerged that proves that Pakistani agencies n…
    - 10 hours ago 21 May 18, 8:32am -
  • newTurkey, Pakistan sign $1.5 billion deal for 30 ATAK helicopters
    SOURCE: DUNYA NEWS Turkey will export 30 ATAK helicopters to Pakistan after both the countries signed a $1.5 billion deal, reported Yeni Safak. The deal is Turkey’s biggest defense export in history. According to Turkey’s Undersecretary for Defe…
    - 10 hours ago 21 May 18, 8:32am -
  • newWar and Peace
    SOURCE: ENS Sehmat Khan died in her sleep last month in an unknown location in Rajasthan. Her quiet death came days before her life, unsung as it was for most part of it, was placed on a broad canvas by director Meghna Gulzar in her espionage thrille…
    - 10 hours ago 21 May 18, 8:32am -
  • newConfident talks will strengthen India-Russia partnership: Modi
    SOURCE: PTI Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday voiced the hope his talks with President Vladimir Putin would further strengthen the “special and privileged” strategic partnership between India and Russia. In a series of tweets — in Russian…
    - 10 hours ago 21 May 18, 8:32am -
  • newArmy health hub lab heals quadriplegics for big leap
    SOURCE: TNN Rajaram Shinde (40) could barely move his limbs when he was admitted to the Military Hospital (MH), Kirkee after suffering a crippling cervical spinal cord injury in a road accident in 2016.For a substantial period, the soldier from the I…
    - 10 hours ago 21 May 18, 8:31am -
  • newMumbai jeweller who created hijack scare becomes first person to be put on no-fly list
    SOURCE: Hindustan Times Birju Kishore Salla, a Mumbai-based jeweller who created a hijack scare onboard a Jet Airways flight in October last year, has become the first person to be put on the ‘National No Fly List’, eight months after it was u…
    - 10 hours ago 21 May 18, 8:31am -
  • newPakistan delegation in US to raise ‘violation’ of Indus Waters Treaty with World Bank
    SOURCE: PTI Pakistan will raise the issue of India’s alleged violation of the Indus Waters Treaty with the World Bank, a media report said today, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 330 MW Kishanganga hydroelectric project in J…
    - 10 hours ago 21 May 18, 8:31am -
  • newL&T’s Rs 500cr plant to make Isro motors
    SOURCE: TNN With Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) promoting outsourcing of rocket manufacturing job to the private sector, Larsen and Toubro (L&T) is going to set up a factory in Coimbatore at a cost of Rs 500 crore to manufacture engine m…
    - 10 hours ago 21 May 18, 8:31am -

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  • newRAF assumes control for UK’s military space activities
    The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) has been given responsibility for the country’s military space activities as part of a wider Defence Space Strategy to be revealed in the coming weeks. The RAF’s Air Command has taken on responsibility for command an…
    - 13 hours ago 21 May 18, 5:30am -
  • newNavantia Australia proposes IPMS centre of excellence
    Navantia Australia, which is bidding to win an AUD35 billion (USD26 billion) programme to build next-generation frigates for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), has proposed the establishment of a new facility to support the development of naval vessel…
    - 13 hours ago 21 May 18, 5:30am -
  • newQuEST outlines aerospace expansion plans
    Key Points Singapore-headquartered QuEST looks to leverage an expansive geographic profile Company also puts a premium on applying new technologies in manufacturing Aerospace group QuEST Global is positioning itself for expansion by investing in n…
    - 13 hours ago 21 May 18, 5:30am -
  • newRafael unveils EPIK add-on precision guidance kit for rocket artillery
    Rafael Advanced Defence Systems has released details of its EPIK (Electro-Optical Precision Integration Kit) technology development; a capability enhancement designed to furnish unguided surface-to-surface rocket system effectors with autonomous stan…
    - 13 hours ago 21 May 18, 5:30am -
  • newRussia to modernise some Kh-22 air-to-surface missiles
    Russia plans to modernise some retired Kh-22 (AS-4 ‘Kitchen’) air-to-surface missiles and return them to operational status, according to a 15 May report in Izvestia . Ministry of Defence sources told the newspaper a total of 32 missiles will be…
    - 13 hours ago 21 May 18, 5:30am -
  • newViolent risks intelligence bulletin – 21 May 2018
    Americas Chile – 20 May 2018: The students’ confederation, Confech, confirmed that it would carry out a national protest action against the government’s education policies on 1 June. Past protests have drawn tens of thousands of participants.…
    - 13 hours ago 21 May 18, 5:30am -
  • newBelarus showcases MM-60 rocket launcher
    Belarusian company BSVT-VV has completed development of its MM-60 multipurpose rocket launcher and has already attracted interest from a number of Asia Pacific countries, a company representative told Jane's. The disposable MM-60 rocket launcher is…
    - 13 hours ago 21 May 18, 5:30am -
  • newUS strengthens capacity building efforts across Asia Pacific with expeditionary fast transport ships
    Key Points The US Navy has expanded on the scope and involvement of its Spearhead-class fast transport ships in a series of humanitarian and capacity building missions Vessel type is proving out to be an instrumental component of the service’s ef…
    - 14 hours ago 21 May 18, 4:30am -
  • newAustralia selects Spike LR2
    Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has been selected by the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) to supply its Spike LR2 anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) for the Australian Army. Australia becomes the second export customer for Spike LR2, after Latvia…
    - 14 hours ago 21 May 18, 4:30am -
  • newPhilippine lawmaker denounces presence of H-6K bomber on disputed South China Sea island
    A Philippine lawmaker has publicly condemned the reported landing of a People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) H-6K strategic bomber on a South China Sea island. On 18 May, the official Twitter account of state-owned People’s Daily of China pos…
    - 14 hours ago 21 May 18, 4:30am -
  • newKonstrukta Defence unveils new 8×8 Eva self-propelled gun system
    Slovakia’s Joint-Stock Company Konstrukta Defence has showcased the new 8×8 variant of its Eva 155/52 mm calibre self-propelled gun-howitzer, which is also known by its export designation of Truck Mounted Gun (TMG). The latest 8×8 TMG – which…
    - 14 hours ago 21 May 18, 4:30am -
  • newMercury Systems develops new SSDs for defence applications
    Mercury Systems has developed a new generation of ball grid array (BGA)-based solid state drives (SSDs) that have a 10-fold increase in performance as well as improved security over its earlier secure SSD products. The TRRUST-Stor secure SSD is opti…
    - 15 hours ago 21 May 18, 3:30am -
  • Russia disputes OPCW’s Syrian chlorine attack assessment
    The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ (OPCW's) confirmation that chorine was likely used in an attack in Syria on 4 February is “a source of deep confusion”, according to a statement released by the Russian Ministry of Defen…
    - 3 days ago 18 May 18, 7:30am -
  • US Air Force seeks ‘smart’ commonality with navy, army hypersonic weapon efforts
    Key Points The USAF seeks commonality with other US military services on hypersonics It could allow the service to find better technology at lower costs The US Air Force (USAF) is seeking “smart commonality” with the US Army and US Navy (USN)…
    - 3 days ago 18 May 18, 7:30am -
  • Rostec reports rising Russian defence exports
    Russia’s military exports reached an annual value of USD13.4 billion in 2017, according to comments Rostec Corporation CEO Sergei Chemezov made to state news agency TASS on 17 May. The figure represents a rise of 2.3% compared with 2016. Chemezov…
    - 3 days ago 18 May 18, 7:30am -
  • Pentagon denies cutbacks in exercise with South Korea
    The US Department of Defense (DoD) is denying media reports that it is cutting back its joint annual ‘Max Thunder’ exercise with South Korea in response to North Korean cancellations of talks with its southern neighbour over concerns about the dr…
    - 3 days ago 18 May 18, 7:30am -
  • TWL launches fuel barge for Indian Navy
    Kolkata-based Titagarh Wagons Limited (TWL) has launched the first of two barges on order for the Indian Navy (IN) capable of carrying 1,000 tons of fuel. In an 18 May statement, the IN said that the 68-m long vessel, which has an overall maximum di…
    - 3 days ago 18 May 18, 7:30am -
  • Hizbullah leader plays down Israeli strikes
    Key Points Nasrallah claimed Israel suffered heavy damage in a 9 May rocket attack Satellite imagery indicates the Israeli reprisals hit at least four targets in Syria, including two previously identified as Iranian bases Hassan Nasrallah, the sec…
    - 3 days ago 18 May 18, 7:30am -
  • Japan deploys second F-35A to Misawa Air Base
    The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) has deployed a second F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter to Misawa Air Base in northern Japan. The fifth-generation fighter, which arrived at Misawa on 15 May, was the third aircraft to undergo Final Ass…
    - 3 days ago 18 May 18, 6:30am -
  • RAF starts talks on E-3D AWACS replacement
    Key Points The RAF has begun to consider replacing its E-3D AWACS aircraft It is becoming increasingly costly to maintain the E-3Ds, meaning that replacing rather than upgrading them might be the most cost-effective option Senior UK Royal Air Forc…
    - 3 days ago 18 May 18, 6:30am -
  • BAE Systems and Dell EMC develop a scalable and secure cloud solution
    BAE Systems and Dell EMC have partnered to create a federated secure cloud that is flexible enough to power agency-level IT modernisation or support smaller, forward-operating units. The BAE Systems, Dell EMC solution arrives mission-ready and pre-e…
    - 3 days ago 18 May 18, 6:30am -
  • FSS competition raises ire as UK calls for expressions of interest
    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is pressing ahead with plans to compete the build of up to three new solid support ships on the international market despite calls from opposition politicians and unions for the contract to be brought onshore. Intere…
    - 4 days ago 18 May 18, 5:30am -
  • Denel CEO steps down
    The board of directors of South African defence supplier Denel has accepted the resignation of the company’s CEO Zwelakhe Ntshepe, it was announced on 15 May. Ntshepe, who has served as CEO and previously acting-CEO for two and a half years, said…
    - 4 days ago 18 May 18, 5:30am -
  • Boeing cleared to begin preparatory work on Apache multiyear contract
    Boeing has been authorised to begin preparatory work on a USD3.4 billion multiyear contract to supply newbuild and remanufactured AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters to the US Army and Saudi Arabia, a company official told Jane’s on 17 May.…
    - 4 days ago 18 May 18, 5:30am -
  • Houthi threat to target UAE and Sudan with ballistic missiles credible, despite limited capabilities
    Event On 17 May, Houthi military spokesperson Brigadier-General Sharaf Ghalib Luqman stated in an interview released to Houthi-controlled Yemeni media that Sudan and UAE were now on the militia’s target list in its ballistic missile campaign. Bri…
    - 4 days ago 18 May 18, 5:30am -

Russia Beyond The Headlines

  • RIR’s Top 5 cultural stories
    Did Indian aristocrats live in the Russian Empire?By Ilya SpectorIndian princes and people pretending to be Indian princes visited Russia several times during the 19th century. The last Maharaja of Punjab lived in Moscow for two years. How…
    - 10 May 17, 3:49pm -
  • RIR’s Top 5 science and technology stories
    Top Russian inventions that changed the worldBy Viktor KuzminRussian inventors have contributed generously to the development of global scientific thought. Many of their inventions have literally transformed the world, enabling us to enjoy such…
    - 28 Apr 17, 3:27pm -
  • RIR’s Top 5 economic stories
    Russia ready to “Make in India”by Natalia ShvabauerIn 2016, India was the partner country of INNOPROM, an international exhibition of industry and innovations, held in Russian city of Yekaterinburg. Russia and India need to restart EAE…
    - 27 Apr 17, 12:59pm -
  • RIR’s Top 5 defence stories
    1971 War: How Russia sank Nixon’s gunboat diplomacy by Rakesh SimhaMore than 45 years ago, India won a famous victory over Pakistan due to its brilliant soldiers, an unwavering political leadership, and strong diplomatic support from Moscow.…
    - 25 Apr 17, 5:52pm -
  • A new Russia for the new Indian
    Almost a decade and a half ago, when I applied for my first Russian visa from the consulate in Mumbai, I noticed the handful of people in the queue did not look like the kind of people I would invite for a cup of coffee (to put it mildly). They were…
    - 22 Apr 17, 2:40am -
  • Russia, India see eye-to-eye on terrorism - experts
    Moscow and New Delhi share a similar approach to addressing international terrorism and regularly hold consultations on the issue, yet this cooperation does not get accurately conveyed by the mass media, experts said at a video conference organised b…
    - 21 Apr 17, 1:58pm -
  • India, Russia to hold tri-service military drills
    India and Russia are planning to hold large-scale military exercises involving their armies, navies and air forces, TASS reported on April 19.“The Indra bilateral drills will for the first time be held with the participation of servicemen and mi…
    - 20 Apr 17, 2:56pm -
  • IAF uses Russian-made helicopters to douse Mount Abu fire
    The Indian Air Force (IAF) used Russia-made Mi-17V5 helicopters to douse a major fire in the tourist town of Mount Abu, DNA reported on its website.Two helicopters conducted 73 sorties and ferried water from Nakki lake to spray over the fire ravag…
    - 20 Apr 17, 2:03pm -
  • Sister cities: Moscow and Delhi agree to push for more economic engagement
    Senior officials from Moscow and Delhi have agreed to work towards broadening the economic engagement between the two sister cities. The sides discussed the inter-city cooperation at a session of the Business Council for Cooperation with India that…
    - 19 Apr 17, 5:51pm -
  • Indians to get visa-free access to the Russian Far East
    Indian citizens will soon be able to visit certain cities in the Russian Far East without a visa. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, on April 18, approved the list of 18 countries, including India, whose citizens would not need to undergo the us…
    - 19 Apr 17, 3:20pm -
  • Bangladesh explores economic tie-up with Leningrad Region
    Bangladesh, which celebrates the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Russia this year, is exploring a wider economic tie-up with the Leningrad Region.The sides discussed a series of measures when Bangladeshi Foreign M…
    - 18 Apr 17, 3:48pm -
  • How Ukraine’s new Antonov aircraft may create problems for Russia and India
    Ukraine may be coming apart at the seams but the country marked a geopolitical milestone when the Antonov AN-132D, the first Ukrainian plane built without Russian components, took to the air on March 31.An evolution of the hardy AN-32 turboprop, th…
    - 18 Apr 17, 2:09pm -
  • Sberbank looks to finance direct import of Russian gold to India
    Sberbank is looking to finance the direct import of gold to India, Aleksei Kechko, Managing Director of the Russian’s bank’s Indian subsidiary Sberin, told the Free Press Journal in an interview on April 13.“We think we could easily import g…
    - 17 Apr 17, 7:42pm -
  • RIR-ICWA joint roundtable on Russia-India security cooperation
    On Wednesday, April 19, the Russia & India Report and the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) will hold a panel discussion on Indo-Russian cooperation in the fight against global terrorism and ensuring stability in Afghanistan, Central Asia and…
    - 17 Apr 17, 4:36pm -
  • Why Indian students choose Russian medical schools
    According to a study done by the Higher School of Economics, in the beginning of 2016 there were 237,000 foreign students in Russian colleges, making up five per cent of the student body. Medicine is one of the areas that enjoys a high demand among I…
    - 17 Apr 17, 2:55pm -
  • Indian reflections on Russian Orthodox Easter
    Christians around the world, and across denominations, celebrate Easter on the same day this year, April 16. As a sworn agnostic, I see the cultural beauty in all religious festivals and love the fact that many time-honoured traditions are followed…
    - 16 Apr 17, 2:40am -
  • Russia and India: 70 years of friendship is just the beginning
    On April 13, 2017, Russia and India celebrated 70 years of diplomatic relations. Everyone knows that these relations have always been, even in the most complicated times, characterized by the spirit of pure friendship. But this anniversary is not onl…
    - 14 Apr 17, 6:45pm -
  • Russians treat Indians like their brothers and sisters – top academician
    Russia’s ties with India are characterised by strong people-to-people relations, and Russians treat Indians like their own “brothers and sisters,” a leading Russian academician said at a roundtable hosted by the Russian State University for the…
    - 14 Apr 17, 3:36pm -
  • Did Indian aristocrats live in the Russian Empire?
    At the end of the 19th century there were persistent rumours in India that legendary Maratha aristocrat and fighter Nana Sahib was still alive. The worst enemy of the British Raj in India disappeared after the fall of Kanpur. All the other leaders of…
    - 14 Apr 17, 3:07pm -
  • Putin, Modi exchange greetings on 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties
    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on April 13, exchanged greetings on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.In a letter to Indian Presiden…
    - 13 Apr 17, 6:01pm -
  • Gazprom to help ensure Indian energy security from 2018
    Russian gas giant Gazprom will begin supplying 2.5 million metric tonnes (mt) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) annually to India from 2018, Yuri Sentyurin, Russia’s Deputy Minister of Energy, told RIA Novosti on April 12.Gazprom's subsidiary Gazpro…
    - 13 Apr 17, 5:12pm -
  • What are the obstacles that hamper Indo-Russian ties?
    2017 is special for both India and Russia as the countries mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties. Moscow and New Delhi established diplomatic relations on April 13, 1947, four months before India gained independence from t…
    - 13 Apr 17, 2:12pm -
  • China snubs Russian request for RIC Defence Ministers meeting
    China has rejected a Russian request to hold a trilateral meeting at the level of defence ministers with India in Moscow, sources close to the Indian and Russian government told RIR on April 12.The proposed meeting would have been held on April 25…
    - 12 Apr 17, 3:29pm -
  • 25 years of daredevil aerobatics: Berkuts mark silver anniversary
    - 11 Apr 17, 5:28pm -
  • Russia-India intellectual property agreement on the cards - Rospatent head
    Russia and India will sign an intellectual property rights protection agreement later in the year, Grigory Ivliev, head of the Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent), told RIR in an interview in New Delhi on April 7.“Russia…
    - 11 Apr 17, 4:02pm -
  • Tu-142M aircraft to be converted into a museum in Vishakapatnam
    A decommissioned Indian Navy anti-submarine aircraft Tu-142M will be turned into a museum, the Deccan Herald reported on April 9.The Indian Navy has been using 8 Tu-142M anti-submarine aircraft since 1988. Now the planes will be replaced by America…
    - 11 Apr 17, 2:19pm -
  • Surgical striker: How the BrahMos is becoming India’s war winner
    There’s a reason why rocket scientist Sivathanu Pillai likes to describe the BrahMos cruise missile as the “Brahmastra for the Indian armed forces.” Although the supersonic BrahMos is not quite in the same league as the weapon of Lord Brahma, i…
    - 10 Apr 17, 3:46pm -
  • Roscosmos, ISRO to jointly collect satellite data
    Russia's Roscosmos state corporation and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have agreed to jointly collect data using the Glonass system and India’a regional satellite system, Sputnik News reported on its website.Sergey Savelyev, deput…
    - 10 Apr 17, 3:21pm -
  • Famous Indian sand artist to take part in Moscow championship
    India’s most famous sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik will take part in the 10th Moscow Sand Art Championship, the IANS news agency reported on April 9.The artist from Odisha, who won the gold medal in Moscow in 2016 for his sand sculpture of Mahatma…
    - 10 Apr 17, 2:24pm -
  • From Leh to St. Petersburg: How Pashmina shawls reached 19th century Russia
    Ever since Afanasy Nikitin documented his 15th century voyage to India, Russian Tsars wanted to establish direct trade links with India. Products from India managed to reach Russia via Astrakhan, where an Indian community sprang up, and through the o…
    - 8 Apr 17, 2:45am -
  • Lucknow children’s film festival screens Russian cartoons
    Several Russian animation movies are being screened at the International Children’s Film Festival in Lucknow.The Russian films at the festival (which is being held until April 13) include Marapatsutsa (2016), The Suitcase (2016), Giraffe (2016) a…
    - 7 Apr 17, 6:43pm -
  • Nuclear power flagship of ties with India - Russian Deputy Minister
    Cooperation in the field of nuclear power is driving Indo-Russian economic ties, Russian Deputy Minister for Economic Development Oleg Fomichev said on April 7.“Successful collaboration in the atomic power sector is the flagship of the Indo-Russi…
    - 7 Apr 17, 6:25pm -
  • Victory Day Parade rehearsals conducted near Moscow
    - 7 Apr 17, 5:49pm -
  • Alrosa looks to expand India presence
    Russia’s largest diamond producer Alrosa is pondering over opening a representative office in Mumbai, its Chief Executive Sergey Ivanov told TASS on April 7.The decision will be made within a few months, Ivanov said.Media reports in March 2017…
    - 7 Apr 17, 3:11pm -
  • Boris Lisanevich: The Russian who “opened” Nepal for tourism
    Nepal, with its stunning nature and antique Hindu and Buddhist traditions, is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia. However, until the beginning of 1950s Nepal was a “Terra Incognita” for foreigners, with the exception of Indi…
    - 6 Apr 17, 4:15pm -
  • Indian passengers help Russian family robbed in a train
    Indian passengers on a train from Maharashtra to Haryana came to the aid of a Russian family that was robbed at night, Hindustan Times reports.According to the report, Alexander Mareshev and his family boarded a train for Ambala from Manmad in Maha…
    - 6 Apr 17, 3:38pm -
  • India to finance Bangladeshi purchase of Russian arms and spares
    In a sign of growing cooperation between New Delhi, Dhaka and Moscow, India will finance Bangladesh’s purchase of Russian weapons and spare parts, sources close to the situation told RIR on April 6.India will extend a line of credit of $500 milli…
    - 6 Apr 17, 1:53pm -
  • Kudankulam first unit comes under total Indian management
    The first unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project  (KNPP) is now completely under the management of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL), Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation said on April 6.In a press note, Rosatom sa…
    - 6 Apr 17, 1:33pm -
  • Russia approves joint venture with India for helicopter production - report
    The Russian government has given a formal approval for a joint venture between Russian Helicopters and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) to manufacture 200 Kamov-226T helicopters, The Tribune reported on April 5, citing top sources in the Indian Minis…
    - 5 Apr 17, 5:42pm -
  • Rusal forms Indian JV to produce high-tech aluminium pastes
    Rusal, one of the world's largest aluminium producers, and Mumbai-based Runaya Metsource LLP, a company promoted by the principal shareholders of Vedanta, signed an agreement to establish a joint venture (JV) in India, the Russian company said in a p…
    - 5 Apr 17, 3:24pm -
  • Moscow, New Delhi bat for tie-ups between Russian and Indian media
    Senior Russian and Indian officials have called for greater interaction and collaboration between the media in the two countries. On April 3 the countries held their first ever media roundtable in New Delhi. The Russian delegation to the programme…
    - 4 Apr 17, 6:20pm -
  • India to release docu film to mark 70 years of diplomatic ties with Russia
    The Indian External Affairs Ministry will release a documentary film to mark the 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic ties with Russia, Business Standard reported on April 3.The film will be screened on April 13, the day New Delhi and Mo…
    - 4 Apr 17, 3:22pm -
  • Russia to award 20 nuclear engineering scholarships to Bangladeshi students
    At least 20 Bangladesh students will receive scholarships to study nuclear engineering, Alexander Demin, Director of the Russian Center of Science and Culture (RCSC) in Dhaka, told RIR on April 3.The scholarships, sponsored by Russian state nuclear…
    - 4 Apr 17, 1:47pm -
  • Modi offers condolences to families of victims of St. Petersburg blast
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has offered his condolences to the families of the victims of the April 3 bomb blast in St. Petersburg.“Deeply saddened by the loss of lives in the blasts at St. Petersburg metro,” Modi posted on Twitter. “…
    - 3 Apr 17, 8:32pm -
  • New Development Bank to work closely with BRICS Business Council
    The New Development Bank (NDB), one of the flagship institutions of BRICS, will work closely with the BRICS Business Council.  Senior executives from the bank met members of the council in New Delhi, where the NDB held its second annual meeting on M…
    - 3 Apr 17, 7:47pm -
  • Russian Railways to sign Nagpur-Secunderabad line modernisation contract
    JSC Russian Railways will soon sign a contract with India’s Railway Ministry to modernise the Nagpur-Secunderabad line, Alexander Misharin, first Vice-President of Russian Railways, told TASS on March 31.Trains on the 575-km line will run at a sp…
    - 3 Apr 17, 5:59pm -
  • Moscow’s Sindhi community celebrates Cheti Chand
    The Sindhi Community in Moscow ushered in ‘Cheti Chand,’ the Sindhi New Year, on April 1. The celebration, held at the Lunacharsky cultural centre, was attended by Indian expatriates as well as Russians based in the capital.Cheti Chand is celeb…
    - 3 Apr 17, 4:06pm -
  • The Foxbat that buzzed Pakistan 20 years ago
    In May 1997 a MiG-25R aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) flew deep into Pakistani airspace on a reconnaissance mission, photographed sensitive defence sites and broke the sound barrier, sending a powerful sonic boom over Islamabad. Before the Pak…
    - 3 Apr 17, 3:35pm -
  • North South Corridor moves closer to reality - report
    The International North South Transportation Corridor is almost ready and a dry run of containers will be conducted in the next fortnight, the Economic Times reported on April 3.The modalities of making the corridor functional were discussed at a…
    - 3 Apr 17, 1:30pm -
  • Coincidences and connections: 4 unusual links between Russia and India
    While there are deep-rooted connections between Russia and India that may even stretch back to the Vedic era, certain common words and names that we find in both countries are nothing but coincidences. Some links warrant far greater research, while o…
    - 1 Apr 17, 2:40am -

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  • Turning Riflemen into Sharpshooters

    Turning Riflemen into Sharpshooters

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) recently completed certification of the SMASH weapon sight, following a successful operational testing phase with an elite infantry battalion. SMASH dramatically improves the warfighter’s shooting accuracy and effici…
    - 22 days ago 29 Apr 18, 12:10pm -
  • Yagu – An Ultralight Special Ops Armored Vehicle

    Yagu – An Ultralight Special Ops Armored Vehicle

    Plasan unveiled today it’s all-new, lightweight protected vehicle – Yagu at Expo Seguridad event in Mexico City this week. In fact, plasan transformed the 767 kg commercial Arctic Cat Wildcat 4 1000 four-seat all-terrain vehicle into a 1.48-ton (…
    - 27 days ago 25 Apr 18, 1:06am -
  • Plasan to Introduce an Ultra-Light and Protected Vehicle for Special Ops

    Plasan to Introduce an Ultra-Light and Protected Vehicle for Special Ops

    Plasan's new ultra-light, armored vehicle - Yagu is designed to behave like an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) but offers its crew of three persons the all-around protection against high-velocity threats that troops are accustomed to with much heavier prot…
    - 30 days ago 22 Apr 18, 2:04am -
  • DEFEXPO 2018 – Aerospace Highlights

    DEFEXPO 2018 – Aerospace Highlights

    Models of India's future hope for indigenous airpower: Ghatak stealth combat UAV and Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) on display at DEFEXPO 2018. Other models included Airborne Early Warning (AEW) platforms and the Advanced Air Defence missile,…
    - 30 days ago 21 Apr 18, 7:09pm -
  • DEFEXPO 2018 HIGHLIGHTS – Armored Vehicles

    DEFEXPO 2018 HIGHLIGHTS – Armored Vehicles

    Part III of our photo review of DEFEXPO 2018 features news of armored vehicles.
    - 37 days ago 14 Apr 18, 3:09pm -

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