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  • newWhy India’s Stealth dilemma could derail Airpower edge in the region!
    SOURCE:  ABHOY ROY / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG China just inducted its Chengdu J-20 fighter jets which could help People’s Liberation Army air force with a long-range interception capability and also allow it to strike first at infrastructure targets…
    - 32 mins ago 20 Oct 17, 5:05pm -
  • newWhat made Lockheed stay out of India’s Carrier Borne Fighters tender ??
    SOURCE: MANJUNATH REDDDY/ FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG Indian Navy kick-started the process of procuring 57 multi-role combat aircraft for its carriers by issuing an RFI to leading Boeing pitching its F-18, Dassault its Rafale M, Mig Corporation its Mig-29…
    - 32 mins ago 20 Oct 17, 5:05pm -
  • newSignificance of Highways During War
    SOURCE: SAJJAD ABIDI/ FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG Coming week will witness Air Force’s landing and take-off exercise on the stretch of Agra-Lucknow express way from dated: 20 till 24 Oct. Use of highways as airstrips date back to world war 2 where Ge…
    - 32 mins ago 20 Oct 17, 5:05pm -
  • newThis day in 1962: China-India war started with synchronised attack on Ladakh, Arunachal
    SOURCE: INDIA TODAY Exactly 55 years ago, a full-fledge war broke out between India and China. The Sino-India war began on October 20, 1962 when the People’s Liberation Army of China invaded Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh (then known as the North E…
    - 33 mins ago 20 Oct 17, 5:04pm -
  • newMega India-Russia military drill keeps China on tenterhooks
    SOURCE: ZEE MEDIA India and Russia will begin a mega 10-day military drill dubbed ‘Indra 2017’ in Vladivostok from Saturday, and China is keeping a close watch at the developments. A report in the Chinese state-run Global Times states that drill…
    - 33 mins ago 20 Oct 17, 5:04pm -
  • newElon Musk’s Wild Idea for City-to-City Rockets Just Might Work
    SOURCE: NBC Your day might start like this. You wake to a barrage of email and texts: Your boss wants you at an urgent meeting in London early this afternoon. It’s morning, and you’re in New York City. So you grab an Uber downtown, board a ferry…
    - 33 mins ago 20 Oct 17, 5:04pm -
  • new‘Trump’s new Afghan strategy an opportunity for India’
    SOURCE: Hindustan Times US President Donald Trump’s new strategy for Afghanistan and south Asia provides India an opportunity to build its ‘ruthlessly pragmatic’ neighbourhood policy, experts opined at a seminar in London on Wednesday. Leading…
    - 33 mins ago 20 Oct 17, 5:04pm -
  • newUS Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to visit India next week
    SOURCE: PTI US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will embark on a crucial trip to India and Pakistan next week as part of his week-long five-nation tour that would also take him to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Switzerland. Tillerson will make Saudi Arabia…
    - 33 mins ago 20 Oct 17, 5:04pm -
  • newDog loses interest in sniffing out bombs, dropped from CIA training
    SOURCE: AP A puppy lost its love for sniffing out bombs and the CIA lost a recruit. Lulu gained a family.  Just a few weeks into her training, the doe-eyed black Labrador with flappy ears just wasn’t interested in detecting explosive odours anymor…
    - 33 mins ago 20 Oct 17, 5:04pm -
  • new‘We will be asked to pick a side’ if US-China tensions rise, says Singapore PM
    SOURCE: CNBC Many nations around the world find themselves in a delicate balancing act between U.S. and Chinese interests, but one island nation perhaps typifies that struggle. Singapore is a hub for global finance and trade, and so its relationsh…
    - 33 mins ago 20 Oct 17, 5:04pm -

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  • newRE2 Robotics tasked with initial work on ARCH effort
    RE2 Robotics has received a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the US Navy to develop an Autonomous Robotic Cargo Handling (ARCH) system. The ARCH concept envisages an automated cargo loading system, which will be demons…
    - 12 hours ago 20 Oct 17, 5:30am -
  • newNavantia Australia signals further expansion
    Navantia Australia, which is bidding to win the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) AUD35 billion (USD28 billion) SEA 5000 Future Frigate programme, is looking to further increase its presence in the country with a planned new office in Western Austr…
    - 12 hours ago 20 Oct 17, 5:30am -
  • newADEX 2017: South Korea no longer favours Viking ASW solution
    South Korea is now looking at other options besides refurbished S-3 Vikings to fulfil its anti-submarine warfare (ASW) mission, with Lockheed Martin telling Jane's that the surplus aircraft do not have the capabilities required for the country's late…
    - 12 hours ago 20 Oct 17, 5:30am -
  • newVirideon unveils air-transportable Li-ion power cell
    Virideon has developed the Virideon Intelligent Power/Energy Router (VIP/ER) to overcome restrictions imposed in 2016, which discourage transport of Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries by air. The new regulations classify Li-ion batteries as Class 9 haza…
    - 12 hours ago 20 Oct 17, 5:30am -
  • newAustralia completes operational evaluation phase of the ScanEagle UAS
    Key Points The Royal Australian Navy has completed operational evaluation of the ScanEagle UAS Milestone paves the way for greater adoption of MUM-T operations across the service After executing a number of successful missions from an Adelaide (Ol…
    - 12 hours ago 20 Oct 17, 5:30am -
  • newADEX 2017: Saab touts GlobalEye and Swordfish for anticipated South Korean requirements
    Saab is promoting its GlobalEye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) and Swordfish maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) for separate requirements that it expects to be issued by the South Korean government. Briefing at the Seoul International Aerosp…
    - 12 hours ago 20 Oct 17, 5:30am -
  • newBMD-modified SMART-L tested in ‘Formidable Shield 2017’
    Post-event analysis is underway to determine if the interception of a medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) target by a US Navy (USN) Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block 1B missile during Exercise ‘Formidable Shield 2017’ was the consummation of a La…
    - 12 hours ago 20 Oct 17, 5:30am -
  • newTextron expands US FMS deal for Afghan Army Mobile Strike Force Vehicles
    Textron Systems Marine and Land Systems was awarded a USD333 million firm-fixed-price contract for up to 255 more Mobile Strike Force Vehicles (MSFVs) for the Afghan National Army. The deal includes “related fielding hardware and field representat…
    - 12 hours ago 20 Oct 17, 5:30am -
  • newForeign visitors to 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia face elevated injury risks, collateral damage to property
    Key Points Brawls and violence between rival football fans and fans and police are likely in the host cities; injury risks and collateral damage to property are likely to be elevated. Foreign visitors, especially those of non-white racial backgroun…
    - 12 hours ago 20 Oct 17, 5:30am -
  • newNATO’s cyber security hampered by old-style cost models and acquisition delays
    Officials at the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA), the alliance’s cyber and information and communications technology (ICT) procurement wing, say they intend to push down the cost of NATO’s contracted cyber security products and…
    - 12 hours ago 20 Oct 17, 5:30am -
  • newGDOTS develops new 155 mm practice projectile
    General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GDOTS) representatives have revealed to Jane’s that the company is working on a new 155 mm artillery projectile in association with the US Army. The M112E1 practice high-explosive (HE) projectile is…
    - 12 hours ago 20 Oct 17, 5:30am -
  • newNZDF procuring Barrett M107A1 anti-materiel weapons, MRAD sniper rifles
    The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) announced on 18 October that it is entering an agreement to buy two new weapons: the Barrett M107A1 anti-materiel weapon and the Barrett Multi-Role Adaptive Design (MRAD) sniper rifle. A total of 40 M107A1s and 4…
    - 12 hours ago 20 Oct 17, 5:30am -
  • newKorean Air, Boeing propose Chinook upgrade collaboration
    Korean Air and Boeing have signed an agreement to collaborate on upgrading the Republic of Korea Armed Forces’ Boeing CH-47D Chinook heavy-lift helicopters. Under the memorandum of understanding (MOU), signed at the ADEX exhibition in Seoul on 19…
    - 12 hours ago 20 Oct 17, 5:30am -
  • newRAF Typhoon jets to receive collision awareness system
    UK Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft are to receive a collision awareness system to help reduce the possibility of mid-air collisions involving both civilian and military aircraft. UK procurement officials are in the process…
    - 12 hours ago 20 Oct 17, 5:30am -
  • newKuwait to get ‘all-new’ Abrams, not upgrade existing tanks
    Kuwait has decided to acquire a new fleet of 218 upgraded M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks rather than upgrade its existing ones, a US State Department official has told Jane’s . The official was clarifying a 16 October announcement by the US Defence…
    - 12 hours ago 20 Oct 17, 5:30am -
  • newRSS 2017: Fincantieri eyes export market for its PPA
    Key Points Intention covers both the lightly armed patrol configuration and full combat version Exportability of combat configuration subject to successful BMD solution Fincantieri intends to continue an aggressive export strategy of its naval pro…
    - 12 hours ago 20 Oct 17, 5:30am -
  • newMattis opposed to Congress’ proposals for Space Corps, other restructures
    US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is concerned with congressional efforts to continue some key Pentagon re-organisation efforts in the coming year. In a 17 October letter, viewed by Jane's , to the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Sena…
    - 12 hours ago 20 Oct 17, 5:30am -
  • newUK looks to replace Desert Hawk mini UAV
    British Army chiefs are hoping that the upcoming war fighting development experiment will generate the replacement for its fleet of 221 Lockheed Martin Desert Hawk Mk 3 mini-unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Senior army officers involved in intellige…
    - 12 hours ago 20 Oct 17, 5:30am -
  • newOrbital ATK progresses new medium calibre munition development
    Orbital ATK is developing a range of new advanced medium-calibre ammunition variants for use with its 30/40 mm calibre MK44 XM813 and 30 mm calibre lightweight XM914 Bushmaster Chain Guns. The new ammunition types – command-guided, proximity fuze,…
    - 12 hours ago 20 Oct 17, 5:30am -
  • newAllegations of rigging resurface as Turkish parliament approves LHD MoU
    The Turkish parliament on 12 October endorsed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on co-operation between the Turkish and Spanish navies on a controversial project to build the multipurpose landing helicopter dock (LHD) TCG Anadolu at a Turkish shipy…
    - 13 hours ago 20 Oct 17, 4:30am -
  • newUSAF concerned about LRSO reliability once fielded
    Key Points The USAF plans to invest more money in LRSO than GBSD in FY 2018 A key officer said the service is concerned about LRSO’s reliability and availability once fielded The US Air Force (USAF) is requesting nearly twice as much funding in…
    - 13 hours ago 20 Oct 17, 4:30am -
  • newBeeper upgrades cellular bonder
    Israel's Beeper has developed a system for combining different cellular networks to provide greater capacity and data throughput, and showcased its latest version at Association of the US Army 2017 in Washington, DC. The IE-5000 provides a secure so…
    - 13 hours ago 20 Oct 17, 4:30am -
  • newEU leaders await next formal step in November leading to PESCO
    Gathering in Brussels on 19 October, European leaders said they expect formal notification in November of those EU countries that will join and invoke so-called permanent structured co-operation in defence by the end of 2017. They also signalled they…
    - 13 hours ago 20 Oct 17, 4:30am -
  • newColombian Army Aviation receives new Cessna 208
    The Colombian Army Aviation Air Assault Division (DAVAA) has received a new Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX that was officially commissioned into service on 17 October, a DAVAA officer told Jane’s . The officer said the aircraft arrived the previous…
    - 13 hours ago 20 Oct 17, 4:30am -
  • Cammell Laird and BAE Systems team for UK Type 31e frigate bid
    Key Points Cammell Laird and BAE Systems have signed a teaming agreement to bid for UK’s Type 31e frigate programme. Birkenhead-based Cammell Laird, which has a pedigree in commercial ship repair and shipbuilding, will prime the bid. UK shipyard…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 17, 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 -

Defense-update.com

  • Mysterious New Jet Takes to the Air

    Mysterious New Jet Takes to the Air

    Scaled Composites announced the first flight of its newly developed, experimental aircraft Model 401. The company produced two such aircraft for an undisclosed customer, to demonstrate advanced, low-cost manufacturing techniques and research flight s…
    - 8 days ago 12 Oct 17, 2:45pm -
  • Unmanned Rovers Run on Hydrogen Power

    Unmanned Rovers Run on Hydrogen Power

    GM's proposes a versatile, electrically powered platform that uses hydrogen fuel-cell technology to support energy-dependent applications such as sensor platforms, high energy lasers, command posts, communications sites, field medical facilities, and…
    - 9 days ago 12 Oct 17, 2:31am -
  • U.S. Army Releases the Key for Future Vehicle Protection Systems

    U.S. Army Releases the Key for Future Vehicle Protection Systems

    The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development & Engineering Center (TARDEC) has just released the MAPS Framework (MAF) - the key element in TARDEC's roadmap to standardize the development and upgradability of Active Protection Systems (APS) and…
    - 10 days ago 11 Oct 17, 12:51am -
  • U.S. Army to Equip Its European-Based Armored Brigade with TROPHY APS

    U.S. Army to Equip Its European-Based Armored Brigade with TROPHY APS

    After years of evaluations and experimentation with active protection systems (APS) technologies, the US Army finally moves fast to equip its M-1A2 SEPv2 main battle tanks with lifesaving APS – Israel’s TROPHY was selected, realizing it is the on…
    - 10 days ago 10 Oct 17, 5:58pm -
  • SeaGull Demonstrates Autonomous ASW Capabilities

    SeaGull Demonstrates Autonomous ASW Capabilities

    Elbit Systems has developed an unmanned anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and mine countermeasure (MCM) vessels that enable navies to detect and defeat enemy submarines and neutralize sea mines in a safer, more efficient and affordable way. At the DSEI ex…
    - 35 days ago 16 Sep 17, 12:10am -

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