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  • newIndia, US postpone defence trade and technology talks
    SOURCE: DailyMail A high level meeting on defence trade and weapons technology between India and the US has been postponed after a delay by the Donald Trump administration in appointing the co-head for Indo-American panel. However, to keep the moment…
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  • newRussia in talks to clinch Chinese approval for India’s NSG Entry
    SOURCE: ET Russia is negotiating with China in an attempt to facilitate India’s entry into the coveted Nuclear Suppliers Group. Mikhail Ulyanov, head of disarmament division in Russia’s foreign ministry, currently in Delhi for consultations with…
    - 6 hours ago 24 Mar 17, 7:56am -
  • newRussia proposes major modernisation of IAF’s Su-30MKI
    SOURCE: RUSSIA & INDIA REPORT Leading Russian aircraft manufacturer Irkut Corporation has proposed to undertake a major modernisation of the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) Su-30MKI aircraft, Irkut President Oleg Demchenko told TASS on Mar. 23. According…
    - 6 hours ago 24 Mar 17, 7:56am -
  • newNavy to take delivery of sonar, critical gear developed by NPOL
    SOURCE: THE HINDU On the heels of it delivering six indigenously developed underwater systems to the Navy late last year, the Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL) is set to hand over two more systems, an upgraded version of its submarin…
    - 6 hours ago 24 Mar 17, 7:56am -
  • newAfghan Defense Ministry Welcomes India’s ‘Willingness’ To Help Air Force
    SOURCE: TOLONEWS The Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Thursday welcomed India’s decision to consider whether to pay for repairs to grounded helicopters and transport planes from the Afghan Air Force as part of their willingness to step up milita…
    - 6 hours ago 24 Mar 17, 7:56am -
  • newWhy Manohar Parrikar Failed In Defence
    SOURCE: Bloomberg Quint Few Defence Ministers began their tenure with such high expectations and ended it on such low key with almost nothing to show for the two-odd years spent as the military’s boss, as Manohar Parrikar. Returning to Goa without…
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  • newArmy chief pushes for fast track mode of acquistion
    SOURCE: ENS While pushing for fast track mode of military acquisitions, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has said that the armed forces, in the present complex environment, should be well prepared for conventional warfare along the country’s borders.…
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  • newDalai Lama’s visit to Tawang to impact Indo-China ties: Tibetan scholar
    SOURCE: PTI Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh is ‘a part’ of China and India’s ‘unfriendly’ move to allow the Dalai Lama to visit the town will negatively impact bilateral ties as it involves ‘sensitive issues’ related to the border dispute,…
    - 6 hours ago 24 Mar 17, 7:55am -
  • newIsro gearing up for two GSLV launches in next two months
    SOURCE: TNN After setting a world record by launching 104 satellites in a single mission in February, the Indian Space Research Organisation is gearing up for two more launches in the next couple of months, including GSLV F09 carrying nine satellites…
    - 6 hours ago 24 Mar 17, 7:55am -
  • newFears of next Dalai behind Beijing’s Tawang claim?
    SOURCE: TNN China is worried about the next Dalai Lama emerging from a foreign country, which probably explains its stiff opposition to the upcoming visit of the present Buddhist spiritual leader to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, which is the birthplac…
    - 6 hours ago 24 Mar 17, 7:55am -
  • newBangladesh joins India’s South Asia Satellite program
    SOURCE: INDIA TODAY Bangladesh has signed an agreement with India to officially join the latter’s initiative of South Asia Satellite. Shahjahan Mahmood, Chairman of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) and Harsh Vardhan Shringl…
    - 6 hours ago 24 Mar 17, 7:54am -
  • newDefence forces to get Apollo tyres
    SOURCE: ENS Apollo Tyres is in the process of developing new tyres for defence services. These tyres will be jointly developed by the Department of Defence and the company. The trial supply has already started and regular supply will start n ext year…
    - 6 hours ago 24 Mar 17, 7:54am -
  • newPakistan allows anti-India terrorists to use its territory: US lawmaker Tulsi Gabbard
    SOURCE: Hindustan Times Pakistan continues to allow its territories to be used by terrorists operating in India, Afghanistan and other nations and they have the “tacit and overt support” of officials in the host government, says Tulsi Gabbard, t…
    - 6 hours ago 24 Mar 17, 7:54am -
  • newIndian Navy team to again scale Mount Everest
    SOURCE: IANS Its personnel have ventured to a depth of 40 meters below sea level and the an Indian Navy team is all set to once again scale the world’s highest peak at 8,848 meters, with an expedition to Mt. Everest being flagged off by Navy Chief…
    - 6 hours ago 24 Mar 17, 7:54am -
  • newBangladesh-India defence coop framework finalised
    SOURCE: Prothom Alo Bangladesh and India are to sign a five-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) to formalise defence cooperation between the two countries, officials concerned confirmed.The draft of MoU includes cooperation in the defence industr…
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  • Germany proposes using excess A400M transports for multinational wing
    The German Federal Ministry of Defence (BMVg) is considering sponsoring a multinational air transport wing to fly the excess 13 Airbus A400M transport aircraft it will start receiving in 2018. The German parliament decided in January 2011 to sell 13…
    - 1 day ago 23 Mar 17, 8:30am -
  • MILREM up-guns THeMIS with Protector weapon station
    Estonia's MILREM has broadened the range of remote weapon stations (RWS) that can be fitted to its Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System (THeMIS) unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). The company has worked with Kongsberg to integrate the Protector RWS on…
    - 1 day ago 23 Mar 17, 8:30am -
  • Saudi Arabia to build Chinese UAVs
    Saudi Arabia's King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) announced on 16 March that its president and the chairman of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) had signed a partnership agreement covering the manufactu…
    - 1 day ago 23 Mar 17, 8:30am -
  • Japan to deliver first two TC-90 trainer aircraft to the Philippines
    Japan will transfer the first two of five Beechcraft TC-90 King Air advanced trainer aircraft to the Philippines on 27 March, with the remaining three aircraft set to be delivered by the end of 2017, the Tokyo-based Acquisition, Technology, and Logis…
    - 1 day ago 23 Mar 17, 7:30am -
  • LIMA 2017: RUAG pursues strong MRO growth in Southeast Asia
    Swiss group RUAG has outlined strong prospects for growth for its aerospace maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) business in Southeast Asia. David Jones, the general manager of RUAG Aviation's Malaysia subsidiary, said that while the domestic mar…
    - 1 day ago 23 Mar 17, 7:30am -
  • Poland rules out used F-16 purchase
    Poland has ruled out the purchase of used F-16A/B multirole combat aircraft to replace Soviet era fighter aircraft inventories on the grounds of cost, Deputy Minister of National Defence Bartosz Kownacki said on 22 March. He said that the decision h…
    - 1 day ago 23 Mar 17, 7:30am -
  • US delivers four more refurbished F-16s to Indonesia
    The United States has delivered four more refurbished Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon combat aircraft to the Indonesian Air Force (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Udara: TNI-AU). The move is part of a USD700 million deal signed in 2012 to s…
    - 1 day ago 23 Mar 17, 7:30am -
  • EC gives green light to Atlas acquisition
    The competition authority of the European Union announced on 23 March its approval for Thyssenkrupp Technologies' acquisition of the remaining shares of Atlas Elektronik GmbH. Thyssenkrupp currently controls 51% of Atlas shares, with the balance fal…
    - 1 day ago 23 Mar 17, 6:30am -
  • LIMA 2017: Myanmar is the latest Yak-130 export customer, confirm Russian officials
    Myanmar has taken delivery of an initial batch of three Yakovlev Yak-130 'Mitten' advanced jet trainer/light-attack aircraft from Russia, senior Russian defence industry officials told Jane's at the LIMA 2017 exhibition in Langkawi. Officials would…
    - 1 day ago 23 Mar 17, 6:30am -
  • Japanese navy commissions second Izumo-class helicopter carrier
    The Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) commissioned its second Izumo-class helicopter carrier, JS Kaga (DDH 184), on 22 March in a ceremony held at the Japan Marine United (JMU) shipyard in Yokohama, near Tokyo. The first of class, JS Izumo…
    - 1 day ago 23 Mar 17, 6:30am -
  • LIMA 2017: BAE Systems lays claim to Typhoon downselect for Malaysian MRCA contest
    Senior BAE Systems officials at the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace (LIMA) exhibition in Malaysia believe that the Eurofighter Typhoon has now emerged as one of two front-runners to secure a contract to supply multirole combat aircraft (M…
    - 1 day ago 23 Mar 17, 6:30am -
  • LIMA 2017: Airbus to boost Malaysian aerospace outsourcing by 25%
    The Airbus group aims to boost the value of aerospace production and support services in Malaysia in line with its view of the country as an increasingly important aircraft market, company officials told Jane's at the LIMA 2017 exhibition in Langkawi…
    - 1 day ago 23 Mar 17, 6:30am -
  • RUAG reports improved sales and earnings
    Swiss defence group RUAG has reported increased sales and earnings for 2016. The state-controlled group reported sales of CHF1.8 billion (USD1.8 billion) compared with CHF1.7 billion in 2015 and earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) of CHF151 mill…
    - 1 day ago 23 Mar 17, 6:30am -
  • Political pressures on Hamas increase risk of escalation of another Israeli-Gazan war in one-year outlook
    EVENT A series of rockets have been launched from Gaza towards Israeli territory since early February 2017. In the latest attack, a rocket landed in Israel's Ashkelon and another inside the Gaza Strip on 19 March, while a third landed in Israel's S…
    - 1 day ago 23 Mar 17, 6:30am -
  • LIMA 2017: Malaysia announces agreements to support series of new contracts
    A series of agreements were announced on the third day of the LIMA 2017 exhibition in Langkawi supporting Malaysia's programmes to build Chinese naval vessels, upgrade its BAE Systems Hawk aircraft, and supply missiles and ammunition to its Sukhoi Su…
    - 1 day ago 23 Mar 17, 6:00am -
  • Enhanced capability for WMA029 mortar system
    China North Industries Corporation's (NORINCO's) WMA029 6x6 self-propelled howitzer-mortar (SPHM) has been qualified to operate with at least two 120 mm guided mortar bombs: the GP120 and GP120A. The use of the guided munitions is intended to provid…
    - 1 day ago 23 Mar 17, 5:30am -
  • Armed clashes wound police officer in Pakistan's Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa
    In Harichand area, Charsadda, Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa, a police officer and a suspected militant were wounded in an exchange of fire during the attack on census team. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.
    - 1 day ago 23 Mar 17, 5:30am -
  • Belarus finalises new Shershen ATGM system variant
    The Scientific Research and Production Centre of Belarus has finalised work on a new vehicle-mounted variant of the Shershen family of anti-tank guided missile systems (ATGMs). The latest system - which utilises the Ukrainian Luch-developed and prod…
    - 1 day ago 23 Mar 17, 5:30am -
  • India to conduct first-ever air exercise with Israel
    The Indian Air Force (IAF) will participate for the first time in the multination 'Blue Flag' air exercise hosted by the Israeli Air Force, senior IAF officials told Jane's on 23 March. They said the IAF would take part in the two-week long biennial…
    - 1 day ago 23 Mar 17, 5:30am -
  • Belgium outlines offset expectations in relation to combat aircraft procurement
    Belgium has confirmed that European Union open procurement rules will be suspended in relation to its acquisition of a new fighter aircraft and that it will seek offset benefits in order to defend what it views as the country's essential security int…
    - 1 day ago 23 Mar 17, 5:30am -
  • Denmark orders CAESAR howitzers on 8x8 Tatra trucks
    Tatra has confirmed that it will supply 8x8 T-8 truck chassis for the Nexter CAESAR 155 mm/52-calibre self-propelled howitzers that have been ordered by Denmark. Demark's defence minister announced the selection on 14 March, saying Nexter had won th…
    - 1 day ago 23 Mar 17, 5:30am -
  • Belgium outlines offset expectations relating to combat aircraft procurement
    Belgium has confirmed that European Union open procurement rules will be suspended in relation to its acquisition of a new fighter aircraft and that it will seek offset benefits in order to defend what it views as the country's essential security int…
    - 1 day ago 23 Mar 17, 5:30am -
  • Hayat Tahrir al-Sham launch offensive against government forces in Syria's Hama
    MILITANTS from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham launched an offensive targeting government positions in the town of Soran and the village of Maardas in Syria's Hama governorate on 21 March, Reuters reported. The militants detonated two suicide vehicle-borne impr…
    - 1 day ago 23 Mar 17, 5:30am -
  • Chile to start building icebreaker in May
    Chile is to begin constructing an icebreaker in May, Admiral Enrique Larrañaga, commander of the Chilean Navy, announced during a 17 March navy bicentennial ceremony in Valparaiso. He said the icebreaker is scheduled to be ready within four years "…
    - 1 day ago 23 Mar 17, 5:30am -
  • LIMA 2017: Japan looking to expand scope of defence co-operation with Indonesia
    Japan is reportedly at an advanced discussion stage with Indonesia to promote further defence co-operation between the two countries. Speaking with Jane's at Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) on 21 March 2017, the deput…
    - 1 day ago 23 Mar 17, 5:30am -

Russia Beyond The Headlines

  • newRussian Trade Representation in Delhi holds meeting on combating bribery
    The Russian Trade Representation in New Delhi, on Mar. 23, hosted a meeting on prevention of bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions.The event was held with the participation of the representatives of Russian and…
    - 19 hours ago 23 Mar 17, 6:31pm -
  • newCrown of the Baltic Fleet: A walk in historic Kronstadt
    Kronstadt, which means ‘crown city’ in German, is a small historic town, located 30 km west of St. Petersburg in the Leningrad Region. It has traditionally been the seat of the Russian admiralty and a major base of the Russian Baltic Fleet.The…
    - 21 hours ago 23 Mar 17, 4:54pm -
  • newRussian Knights: Showcasing the best of Russian aerobatics
    - 21 hours ago 23 Mar 17, 4:41pm -
  • newRussia proposes major modernisation of IAF’s Su-30MKI
    Leading Russian aircraft manufacturer Irkut Corporation has proposed to undertake a major modernisation of the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) Su-30MKI aircraft, Irkut President Oleg Demchenko told TASS on Mar. 23.According to Demchenko, modernization w…
    - 21 hours ago 23 Mar 17, 4:31pm -
  • Russia, India in negotiations for new investment agreement
    Russia and India are negotiating a new agreement on encouragement and mutual protection of investments, Yaroslav Tarasyuk, Head of the Trade representation of the Russian Federation in New Delhi told RIA Novosti on Mar. 22. The previous agreement…
    - 2 days ago 22 Mar 17, 8:12pm -
  • Large Russian banking group to participate in India’s industrialisation
    Gazprombank Group, the third largest banking group in Russia, plans to establish systematic cooperation between its companies and Indian partners, Alexander Kaznacheev, Vice-President of Gazprombank, said on Mar. 22.More than 10 industrial concerns…
    - 2 days ago 22 Mar 17, 7:50pm -
  • Sverdlovsk Region to help India purify water
    Russia’s Sverdlovsk Region and India have agreed to cooperate in purifying water, Andrey Sobolev, Sverdlovsk’s Minister of International and Foreign Economic Relations told TASS on Mar. 21.The western Indian state, which has dealt with drought…
    - 2 days ago 22 Mar 17, 7:03pm -
  • Friendly locals, snow and a language barrier: Indian students on Russia
    Russia has always been a popular destination for Indian medical and engineering students. In addition to a friendly attitude towards Indians, a Russian government scholarships quota attracts students from India.How has studying in Russia changed th…
    - 2 days ago 22 Mar 17, 5:01pm -
  • Russian Minister Denis Manturov backs ‘Make in India’ in defence industry
    Russia supports Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ initiative and is the only country that has regularly shared technology with India, including in the production of military aircraft, warships and advanced weapons systems, Russian Minister for In…
    - 2 days ago 22 Mar 17, 3:48pm -
  • Russia, India look to jointly produce helmets from composite materials
    Umatex Group (a subsidiary of Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation) has signed agreements with Indian companies to produce carbon fabrics and composite materials in India, Umatex Group General Director Alexander Tyunin told journalis…
    - 3 days ago 21 Mar 17, 6:55pm -
  • First BrahMos export contract may be signed in 2017
    The first export contract for the supply of Brahmos cruise missiles may be signed before the end of 2017, Alexander Maksichev, a representative of the Indo-Russian company BrahMos Aerospace told TASS on Mar. 21.Maksichev did not name any potential…
    - 3 days ago 21 Mar 17, 6:36pm -
  • Rostourism to open Visit Russia office in India
    Russia plans to open a ‘Visit Russia’ tourism representative office in India, Oleg Safonov, Head of the Russian Federal Agency for tourism- Rostourism, told TASS in an interview on Mar. 21.  According to Safronov, India is a very promising c…
    - 3 days ago 21 Mar 17, 4:12pm -
  • Karelian dance troupe celebrates the diversity of India
    Indian films and dance were at their peak of popularity in Russia in the 1980s. Among the admirers of various forms of Indian dance was Vera Evgrafova, who, in 1987, founded the Mayuri Indian dance group at a dance studio in the Railway Workers' Cult…
    - 3 days ago 21 Mar 17, 1:46pm -
  • Indian company to open diamond-cutting enterprise near Vladivostok
    The KGK Group of companies has announced plans to open a diamond-cutting enterprise in the Vladivostok Free Port zone in Primorye Territory.The $50 million investment was announced during the visit of the Russian Deputy Prime Minister and President…
    - 4 days ago 20 Mar 17, 5:16pm -
  • New UP CM Yogi Adityanath praised hoax Putin speech during campaign- report
    Yogi Adityanath, the new chief minister of India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh (UP), praised a anti-Islamic speech attributed to Russian President Vladimir Putin during election campaigning, according to a report in the Indian media. However…
    - 4 days ago 20 Mar 17, 4:04pm -
  • Russian horror film festival to screen 2 Indian short films
    Two Indian horror movies will be screened at the DROP Russian horror film festival, the official site of the event reports.‘Indrajaal (2016)’ and ‘Agochare (2016)’ will compete for the main prize at the festival.The DROP horror film festi…
    - 4 days ago 20 Mar 17, 3:56pm -
  • When Helena Roerich called Kalimpong home
    The mystical Roerich family believed that they were guided by Master Morya, who was also the guru of Theosophical Society founder Helena Blavatsky. When Nicholas Roerich passed away in 1947, his wife Helena Roerich, who was a great writer and philoso…
    - 6 days ago 18 Mar 17, 2:40am -
  • First Russian investment in solar sector in Tamil Nadu announced at IESS
    Taking cooperation between Russia and India in renewable energy to a new level, Russian joint venture Miyota Power India and Chennai-based  Al Ameen Green Energy on Mar. 17 signed an agreement for a 100-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) power pl…
    - 7 days ago 17 Mar 17, 6:13pm -
  • Trade between India and Sverdlovsk Region grows by 44 per cent
    Trade turnover between India and Russia’s Sverdlovsk Region grew by 44 per cent in 2016 to reach $269 million, the region’s administration said in a press note on Mar. 16.A large part of the increase of this growth can be attributed to contract…
    - 7 days ago 17 Mar 17, 5:51pm -
  • Arundhati Roy, Aravind Adiga in running for Russian literary award
    Books by Indian Booker Prize winners Arundhati Roy and Aravind Adiga have been nominated in the foreign literature category for the Yasnaya Polyana Literary Award.The Booker-winning ‘God of Small Things’ by Roy and ‘The White Tiger’ by Adig…
    - 7 days ago 17 Mar 17, 5:05pm -
  • How an Indian sailor trained in a secret mission in Vladivostok
    In the summer of 1970 the Indian Navy picked a select group of sailors for a top secret mission in Russia. The group of 40 officers and 18 non-commissioned men were sent to Vladivostok – the HQ of the Soviet Pacific Fleet for training in maritime m…
    - 7 days ago 17 Mar 17, 4:32pm -
  • IESS: Russia, India bat for SME cooperation
    To reach their $30 billion bilateral trade target Moscow and New Delhi should promote cooperation between small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) in Russian regions and Indian states, Russia's Trade Minister Denis Manturov and India's Minister of S…
    - 8 days ago 16 Mar 17, 9:35pm -
  • Indian bourse proposes diamond-producing joint venture with Alrosa
    In a move aimed at synergising Indian and Russian interests in the global diamond industry, companies from the Bharat Diamonds Bourse have offered to form a joint venture with Russian diamond giant Alrosa.Anup Mehta, Managing Director of the Bharat…
    - 8 days ago 16 Mar 17, 5:04pm -
  • India forest officials get a taste of Russian practices
    Specialists from the Indian Forest Service (IFS) have visited Russia’s Tver Region to familiarize themselves with the best practices in Russian forestry, local news website Tverlife.ru reported on Mar. 15.22 IFS specialists got acquainted with th…
    - 8 days ago 16 Mar 17, 3:43pm -
  • Indian cinema festival held in Tatarstan
    An Indian cinema festival was held on Mar. 13-15 in Kazan, the capital of the Russia’s internal Republic of Tatarstan, local news agency Tatar-Inform reported on Mar. 15.The festival was dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the establishment of I…
    - 8 days ago 16 Mar 17, 1:46pm -
  • Why India fails to fully localise Russian defence technology
    On Mar. 9 the Times of India reported that Delhi is making extra demands to Moscow when it comes to the joint production of a Fifth-Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA). Citing sources in the Indian Defence Ministry, the report said that India would go…
    - 9 days ago 15 Mar 17, 5:23pm -
  • Russian Navy Chief arrives in India to boost cooperation
    Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Vladimir Korolev is paying an official 3-day visit to India, TASS reported on Mar. 15.The visit started on Mar. 15 with the laying of flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the India Gate in Ne…
    - 9 days ago 15 Mar 17, 5:02pm -
  • India to produce Mango shells for T-90 tanks
    Tecmash, a Rostec group company and Russia's largest manufacturer of ammunition, has completed the transfer of the main part of the equipment needed for licensed production of the Mango shells for T-90 tanks in India, Tecmash Chief Executive Sergey R…
    - 9 days ago 15 Mar 17, 4:49pm -
  • Russians to ride Bajaj V motorcycles
    Indian motorcycle Bajaj V will go on sale in Russia soon, 5koleso reported on its website.The Bajaj V is the latest 150cc commuter motorcycle from Bajaj Auto. It has parts made from the metal of the indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, and V i…
    - 9 days ago 15 Mar 17, 4:16pm -
  • Uralkali eyes increased potash supplies to India
    Russia’s Uralkali is looking to increase the supplies of potash chloride to India, TASS reported on Mar. 14.“We are in talks with India and with China; no details are disclosed,” Uralkali Trading Chief Executive Alexander Terletsky told the n…
    - 9 days ago 15 Mar 17, 2:22pm -
  • India may manufacture Kalashnikov rifles
    An agreement on licensed production of assault rifles in India may be signed this year, Kalashnikov Concern Chief Executive Aleksey Krivoruchko told TASS in an interview on Mar. 14.“The way I see it, we have already identified a partner that loo…
    - 10 days ago 14 Mar 17, 4:54pm -
  • India to be main partner of Siberian tech forum
    India will be the main international partner of the Technoprom-2017 Forum of Technological Development, Vladimir Gorodetsky, Governor of the Novosibirsk Region (in Siberia) said at a meeting of the organizational committee of the exhibition on Mar. 1…
    - 10 days ago 14 Mar 17, 4:24pm -
  • Spare parts for Russian weapons may be made in India
    Officials from Russian manufacturers of spare parts for arms and ammunition will visit India to discuss the possibilities of setting up operations in the country, informed sources told RIR.The officials will be part of a delegation led by Russian M…
    - 10 days ago 14 Mar 17, 3:19pm -
  • A-50: Russian AWACS plane that guards India’s skies
    - 10 days ago 14 Mar 17, 2:40am -
  • Russia denies supporting the Taliban
    Russia rejects all accusations that Moscow supports the Taliban, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a press note on Mar. 13.Representatives of foreign military contingents stationed in Afghanistan have accused Moscow of supplying…
    - 11 days ago 13 Mar 17, 5:43pm -
  • India tests BrahMos missile with extended range
    India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Mar. 11 successfully tested a supersonic BrahMos missile with an extended range (from 290 km to 450 km). The missile was launched from a mobile autonomous launcher (MAL) at a defenc…
    - 11 days ago 13 Mar 17, 4:43pm -
  • Indian investors eye stake in Russian Helicopters holding
    Indian and Arab investors are looking to buy a 12 to 13 per cent stake in the Russian Helicopters holding, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) Chief Executive Kirill Dmitriev told RIA Novosti on Mar. 10.In June 2016, Russia's state corporation…
    - 11 days ago 13 Mar 17, 3:49pm -
  • Russian Deputy PM Trutnev to visit India
    Yuri Trutnev, Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Envoy to the Russian Far East, will visit India on Mar. 15-18.He will visit Mumbai and New Delhi for a series of meetings with high-level government officials as well as senior executive…
    - 11 days ago 13 Mar 17, 1:38pm -
  • Did ancient Indians immigrate to the Russian Caucasus?
    While it’s obvious that there’s a strong and deep-rooted spiritual connection between India and Russia, several theories have been doing the rounds as to when these cultures came into direct contact with each other.A cursory search online will…
    - 13 days ago 11 Mar 17, 2:40am -
  • From Delhi to Lipetsk: Schools promote cultural exchange
    Within the framework of the international ‘World Without Borders’ project, the Russian Dolgorukovo lyceum in the Lipetsk Region has been establishing close ties with schools around the world, including in India. For several years the lyceum has b…
    - 14 days ago 10 Mar 17, 8:16pm -
  • Russian arms could help India launch a blitzkrieg into Pakistan
    The Indian Army’s move to beef up its tank force on its western border – coming days after army chief Bipin Rawat's acknowledgement that the Cold Start doctrine exists for conventional military operations – indicates India has begun to build…
    - 14 days ago 10 Mar 17, 3:47pm -
  • U.S. sanctions will not affect Russian-Indian military cooperation - expert
    U.S. sanctions against Russian arms manufacturers are unlikely to affect weapons contracts that were concluded between Moscow and New Delhi, Ruslan Pukhov, director of the Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST), told TASS on Mar.…
    - 14 days ago 10 Mar 17, 1:39pm -
  • Russian, Indian energy ministers discuss further cooperation
    Russia’s Minister of Energy Alexander Novak held a meeting with Indian Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Mar. 7 on the sidelines of the CERAWeek energy forum in Houston.The ministers discussed prospects for fur…
    - 14 days ago 10 Mar 17, 1:30pm -
  • How popular is Kathak dance in Russia?
    On Mar. 2 the Indian Embassy in Moscow along with the Nritya Sabha Foundation of Indian Cultural Heritage Studies hosted a Kathak dance concert that brought together many choreographers and fans of this Indian classical dance style. The performer…
    - 15 days ago 9 Mar 17, 4:19pm -
  • Msta-S: Russia’s powerful self-propelled howitzer
    2S19 Msta-S is a 152 mm self-propelled howitzer that went into service in 1989.The howitzer was designed to defeat unprotected as well as secure targets: manpower, armoured and unarmored military equipment, fortifications, air defence and missile…
    - 15 days ago 9 Mar 17, 1:51pm -
  • A tribute to Russian women on International Women’s Day
    Russian men take great pride in the beauty of their womenfolk and it’s almost impossible for a visitor to leave the country without hearing at least once from someone (and usually a man) that Russian women are the most beautiful on earth. While thi…
    - 16 days ago 8 Mar 17, 2:40am -
  • Russia to stop exporting wheat to India – expert
    The Indian government has asked wheat exporters from Russia, France and Ukraine to fumigate their cargoes with methyl bromide, an insect control gas that is formally banned in these countries. Previously, food shipments were fumigated at India’s…
    - 17 days ago 7 Mar 17, 7:01pm -
  • Indian Ambassador delivers lecture at Moscow’s Higher School of Economics
    Indian Ambassador to Russia Pankaj Saran delivered a public lecture at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow on Mar. 6. His speech was titled ‘New Trends in National Politics of India.’ Students and professors from leading Russian universities…
    - 17 days ago 7 Mar 17, 5:50pm -
  • New Delhi’s Russian centre marks Valentina Tereshkova’s birthday
    - 17 days ago 7 Mar 17, 5:19pm -
  • India participates in Spirit of Fire film festival
    India is being represented at The Spirit of Fire XV International Film Festival, which is being held in the Russian city of Khanty-Mansiysk on Mar. 3-9. Screening over 100 films from 25 countries the festival also hosted a round table where re…
    - 17 days ago 7 Mar 17, 4:55pm -

Defense-update.com

  • newNext-Gen. Rafale F4 to Fly in 2023

    Next-Gen. Rafale F4 to Fly in 2023

    Addressing the growing domestic and international demand for the French fighter aircraft, Dassault and the French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) will soon begin a six-year development phase of the next-generation Rafale F4. The French Minister of D…
    - 17 hours ago 23 Mar 17, 8:23pm -
  • DARPA’s Selects Two Teams for Air-Launched UAS Development

    DARPA’s Selects Two Teams for Air-Launched UAS Development

    DARPA has recently moved to phase 2 of the Gremlins program which envisions volleys of low-cost, reusable unmanned aerial systems (UASs) that could be launched and later retrieved in mid-air. DARPA selected two teams - one led by Dynetics, the other…
    - 7 days ago 17 Mar 17, 9:18pm -
  • U.S. Army to Evaluate Counter-Drone Gun System

    U.S. Army to Evaluate Counter-Drone Gun System

    Aware of the growing threat of bomb-laden mini drones that recently emerged in Iraq and Syria, the US Army is rushing to field countermeasures and kinetic effects designed specifically to defeat drones. DRS and Moog are cooperating with RADA to demon…
    - 10 days ago 14 Mar 17, 9:08pm -
  • Warfighters Will Be Able to Press and Repair their Armor

    Warfighters Will Be Able to Press and Repair their Armor

    Research chemists at U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have developed and patented a transparent thermoplastic elastomer armor to reduce weight, inherent in the most bullet-resistant glass while maintaining superior ballistic properties. The therm…
    - 10 days ago 14 Mar 17, 7:55pm -
  • New Eyes Seeking Targets in Forests

    New Eyes Seeking Targets in Forests

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has added a foliage penetrating (FOPEN) radar to its ELM-2112 family of persistent ground surveillance radars. Unlike other sensors in the ELM-2112 family, the ELM-2112FP operates in the L-band, to enable better pene…
    - 10 days ago 14 Mar 17, 5:56pm -

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