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  • newWatch Out, China: India Is Building A ‘New Silk Road’ Of Its Own
    SOURCE: FORBES As China encircles India with its Belt and Road initiative (BRI) — the 2013 rebranding of a longer-standing project to put China at the heart of a new pan-Eurasian economic order — India has a continent-crossing plan of its own. I…
    - 4 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 3:56pm -
  • newIndian Navy’s warship INS Betwa undocked in Mumbai after ‘minor’ incident
    SOURCE: PTI The Indian Navy’s guided missile frigate INS Betwa, which had tipped over while being undocked at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai in December last year, has been undocked smoothly, officials said on Thursday. INS Betwa has been undocked sm…
    - 4 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 3:43pm -
  • newAt Paris Air Show, posters dominate HAL’s display of prowess
    SOURCE: IANS At the 52nd Paris Air Show, India’s presence was marked with only a chalet of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited where the Indian flag bravely competed for attention with those of 2,300 exhibitors from 47 countries spread over giant exhibit…
    - 4 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 3:39pm -
  • newIndia expresses concern in UN over terrorists getting WMDs, calls for adoption of long-stalled CCIT
    SOURCE: FIRST POST Raising concern over possibility of collusion between terrorists and those with access to weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), India has called for the adoption of the long-stalled Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism…
    - 4 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 3:37pm -
  • newSale of C-17 jet to help boost India’s airlift requirements
    SOURCE: PTI The Trump administration’s decision to sell one C-17 transport aircraft to India by the US will improve its capability to meet current and future strategic airlift requirements, the Pentagon has said. The proposed sale of C-17 transport…
    - 4 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 3:35pm -
  • newWhat China Wants By Provoking India At Sikkim Border
    SOURCE: NDTV Those who saw the quasi-friendly, quasi-hostile sledging between Indian and Chinese soldiers on a barren patch of land strewn with stones, apparently near the Nathu La Pass on the Sikkim-Tibet border, must have been left quite bewildered…
    - 4 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 3:34pm -
  • newChina’s foray into tiny Bhutan threatening Himalayan peace
    SOURCE: ANI Unilateral actions to alter status quo in Doklam Plateau in tiny,  helpless Bhutan has escalated tensions between China and its neighbours. Beijing’s recent aggressive move to construct a road from Doklam (Referred to by China as the D…
    - 4 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 3:32pm -
  • newPromises in the Rose Garden: Modi’s U.S. visit
    SOURCE: THE HINDU Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s much anticipated visit to Washington has come and gone. The chemistry was positive, and the physics (that is, the structural content and equilibrium) and the geometry (the angles and alignments alo…
    - 4 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 3:31pm -
  • newTackle Chinese needling calmly but firmly: Experts
    SOURCE: ENS China on Wednesday dialed up the temperature on the border, destroying an Indian army bunker along the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction, and issuing dire warnings through its State-run media.It also announced that whether or not the small…
    - 4 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 3:28pm -
  • newFast track nuclear power to meet growing energy needs, says Niti Aayog
    SOURCE: PTI India needs to fast track nuclear power to meet the country’s growing energy needs, according to government think-tank Niti Aayog’s draft National Energy Policy (NEP). The draft said India’s multiple diplomatic engagements with nucl…
    - 4 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 3:21pm -
  • newPune meet drives a hard look at India’s national security
    SOURCE: Hindustan Times Over the last two years, India’s leading security experts have been participating in closed door deliberations in Pune on important issues and concerns of national security. These freewheeling discussions under Chatham Hous…
    - 4 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 3:20pm -
  • newPM Modi to meet 26/11 survivor ‘Baby Moshe’ during Israel visit
    SOURCE: ANI Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Israel next week is expected to meet Moshe, survivor of 2008 Mumbai 26/11 terrorist attack.Moshe was barely two when his parents Rivka and Gavriel Holtzberg were killed along with six ot…
    - 4 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 3:16pm -
  • newAzam Khan would be beheaded for making same ‘Army’ comment in any Muslim country: Swamy
    SOURCE: ANI Claiming that Azam Khan is enjoying the freedom of democracy in India, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said had the Samajwadi Party leader made such a statement in any Muslim country, he would have been…
    - 4 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 3:15pm -
  • newNetanyahu to accompany PM Modi at all events during Israel visit
    SOURCE: ANI In a special gesture, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will accompany his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at all events during the later’s historic visit to the country from July 4-6. Israel will welcome the Indian Prime Minis…
    - 4 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 3:12pm -
  • newIndia’s consistent position on J-K is well known: MEA
    SOURCE: ANI Ministry of External Affairs has said that India’s consistent position that the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India is well known.The MEA’s response comes to a query regarding use of the term ‘Indian-admin…
    - 4 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 3:11pm -

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  • newUK Intelligence Corps and Signals commands to be amalgamated
    Citing state-of-the-art technology and combining laser-like focus in co-ordinating cyber efforts, UK Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon announced on 28 June that the Royal Signals and Intelligence Corps will be amalgamated under a shared command.…
    - 13 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 6:30am -
  • newRisk of Israel-Hizbullah war rising, given high preparedness and risk of unintended escalation, most likely over Syria
    Key Points Israel and Hizbullah have dramatically increased their respective military capabilities since the 2006 Lebanon war and both probably assess that they are at a level needed to fight a future war. Although neither side is actively seeking…
    - 13 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 6:30am -
  • newUS lawmaker proposes banning Pentagon from buying additional Super Hornets
    Key Points A US lawmaker briefly threatened to ban the navy from buying Super Hornets Lawmakers are upset over the navy's handling of an oxygen-supply issue and could tackle the issue again A key US lawmaker on 28 June briefly proposed banning the…
    - 13 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 6:30am -
  • newDARPA prepares to move SHIELD into phase 3 testing
    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is set to begin testing a capability to check the integrity of electronic components using a nearly microscopic sensor and an iPhone to immediately verify results on the trustworthiness of parts.…
    - 13 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 6:30am -
  • newRUAG Space expands in Sweden
    - 14 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 5:30am -
  • newKratos receives LRIP1 contract for BQM-177A aerial target
    Key Points BQM-177A is a high-fidelity target designed to replicate subsonic anti-ship cruise missile threats The LRIP1 contract covers the delivery of 45 BQM-177A target vehicles Kratos Defense & Security Solutions is to begin low-rate initial pr…
    - 14 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 5:30am -
  • newTrump to nominate Textron Systems CEO Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition
    Textron Systems president and CEO Ellen Lord will be nominated by US president Donald Trump to fill the position of Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, according to a White House statement released on 27 June. The a…
    - 14 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 5:30am -
  • newSonaca completes LMI acquisition
    The acquisition by LMI Aerospace of the US by Belgian aerospace components group Sonaca has been completed, it was announced on 27 June. LMI shareholders will receive USD14 per share in a deal first announced in February and approved by shareholders…
    - 14 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 5:30am -
  • newBundestag fails to fund Heron TP
    During their final session on 28 June, lawmakers of the ruling Christian Democratic-Social Democratic coalition failed to agree on funding for a Heron TP leasing contract in the Bundestag's parliamentary budget committee. This comes only a few weeks…
    - 14 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 5:30am -
  • newIraq's Assad corvettes delivered after 26-year delay
    Two Assad-class corvettes that were built in Italy for Iraq in the 1980s have finally been delivered. The Italian news agency ANSA reported on 19 May that the two ships would leave La Spezia, where they were moored in the Italian naval base, for Ira…
    - 14 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 5:30am -
  • newChina supplies Philippines with military equipment
    China has provided the Philippines with thousands of firearms and ammunition to support Manila's ongoing battle against Islamic State-linked insurgents. The weapons represent the first Chinese-made military equipment to be procured by the Armed Force…
    - 14 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 5:30am -
  • newLarge unmanned vehicles will not be counted in USN 355-ship fleet
    Sean Stackley, acting secretary of the US Navy (USN), told Congress that large unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) would not be counted in USN assessments of force structure towards achieving its 355-ship fleet goal. Stackley stated on 15 June 2017…
    - 14 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 5:30am -
  • newEU renews economic sanctions against Russia
    The 28 EU nations agreed on 28 June to extend their economic sanctions against Russia for another six months until 31 January 2018. The decision follows their latest assessment of Russia's failure to implement the Minsk agreements, thus justifying th…
    - 14 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 5:30am -
  • newPacStar develops secure deployed WiFi system
    PacStar has developed a Secure Wireless Command Post that enables military personnel to use smartphones, tablets, and laptop computers to conduct activities that had previously required wired solutions. Although WiFi is widely available in public sp…
    - 14 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 5:30am -
  • newHanjin wins new order for PKX-B vessels
    South Korean naval shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC) has been awarded a contract to construct four additional ‘B’ variant Patrol Killer Experimental (PKX-B) fast attack craft for the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN). Confi…
    - 14 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 5:30am -
  • newSerbia upgrades MiG-29s
    At least EUR185 million (USD208 million) will be invested throughout the coming years in the general overhaul, lifecycle extension, and modernisation of 10 Serbian Air Force MiG-29 fighters, assisted by Russia. The aircraft involved are four existing…
    - 14 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 5:30am -
  • newIAI makes cyber security investments
    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has announced that it has “invested millions of dollars” in cyber security ventures in the Netherlands and Hungary; the latest in a series of investments by the state-owned Israeli group in information technology…
    - 14 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 5:30am -
  • newSPAWAR demos shipboard AR gunnery capability
    The US Navy (USN) is testing an augmented reality (AR) capability to improve gunfire commands between shipboard gunners and gunfire liaison officers. The service's Space Warfare Command (SPAWAR) Systems Center-Pacific (SSC-P) in San Diego, Californi…
    - 14 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 5:30am -
  • newNetherlands to debut Boxer infantry fighting vehicle in Lithuania
    The Royal Netherlands Army will deploy its Boxer infantry fighting vehicle to Lithuania in July, marking the first time this version will be sent abroad, Jane's has learned. B Company of the 13th Light Brigade's 42 Battalion will relieve an armoured…
    - 14 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 5:30am -
  • newAustralia ready to roll out new tender template
    Key Points New procurement template intended to boost local involvement Exporters will face greater demands to demonstrate commitment Australia's Department of Defence (DoD) has announced the expansion of a procurement method through which it aims…
    - 15 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 4:30am -
  • newBlue Origin plans to build BE-4 engine in Alabama
    Key Points Blue Origin announced plans to build its BE-4 engine in Alabama The company is a potential supplier to major Pentagon contractor United Launch Alliance Blue Origin on 26 June announced plans to build a new facility in Huntsville, Alabam…
    - 15 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 4:30am -
  • newAustralian-led RAMSI mission to end after 14 years
    The Australian-led international peacekeeping mission in the Solomon Islands will come to an end on 30 June after nearly 14 years of operations, according to a 29 June statement by the Department of Defence in Canberra. Known as the Regional Assista…
    - 15 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 4:30am -
  • newBertin in negotiations to acquire Exensor
    French consulting and engineering group Bertin Technologies announced on 27 June that it is in exclusive negotiations to acquire Sweden’s Exensor. Exensor is a developer of unattended ground sensors for military and security applications. Terms w…
    - 15 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 4:30am -
  • newAzerbaijan boosts anti-tank capabilities
    Russia has delivered at least 12 9P157-2 Khrizantema-S vehicle-mounted anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) systems to Azerbaijan and more than 15 systems will be delivered by the end of 2018, Jane's has learned. The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defence repor…
    - 15 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 4:30am -
  • newChina launches 13th Type 052D destroyer
    China's Dalian shipyard has launched another Luyang III (Type 052D)-class guided-missile destroyer on order for the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). The vessel, which has been named Qiqihar , was launched on 26 June. The platform is China's 13t…
    - 15 hours ago 29 Jun 17, 4:30am -

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…
    - 50 days ago 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…
    - 62 days ago 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…
    - 63 days ago 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.…
    - 65 days ago 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…
    - 69 days ago 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…
    - 69 days ago 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…
    - 70 days ago 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…
    - 70 days ago 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…
    - 71 days ago 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…
    - 71 days ago 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…
    - 72 days ago 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…
    - 72 days ago 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…
    - 73 days ago 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…
    - 73 days ago 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…
    - 73 days ago 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…
    - 75 days ago 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…
    - 76 days ago 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…
    - 76 days ago 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…
    - 76 days ago 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…
    - 77 days ago 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…
    - 77 days ago 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…
    - 77 days ago 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…
    - 78 days ago 12 Apr 17, 3:29pm -
  • 25 years of daredevil aerobatics: Berkuts mark silver anniversary
    - 79 days ago 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…
    - 79 days ago 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…
    - 79 days ago 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…
    - 80 days ago 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…
    - 80 days ago 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…
    - 80 days ago 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…
    - 83 days ago 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…
    - 83 days ago 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…
    - 83 days ago 7 Apr 17, 6:25pm -
  • Victory Day Parade rehearsals conducted near Moscow
    - 83 days ago 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…
    - 83 days ago 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…
    - 84 days ago 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…
    - 84 days ago 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…
    - 84 days ago 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…
    - 84 days ago 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…
    - 85 days ago 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…
    - 85 days ago 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…
    - 86 days ago 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…
    - 86 days ago 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…
    - 86 days ago 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. “…
    - 87 days ago 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…
    - 87 days ago 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…
    - 87 days ago 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…
    - 87 days ago 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…
    - 87 days ago 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…
    - 87 days ago 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…
    - 90 days ago 1 Apr 17, 2:40am -

Defense-update.com

  • Apache Helicopter Fires High-Energy Laser Against a Ground Target at White Sands

    Apache Helicopter Fires High-Energy Laser Against a Ground Target at White Sands

    A high-energy laser mounted on an Apache AH-64 attack helicopter acquired and hit an unmanned target during a recent firing test at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The test was conducted by Raytheon and the U.S. Army Apache Program M…
    - 3 days ago 26 Jun 17, 9:39pm -
  • Israel Tests Sea-Launched LORA Missile

    Israel Tests Sea-Launched LORA Missile

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has successfully completed a firing trial with the Long-Range Artillery weapon system (LORA), marking as part of the demonstration and validation phases of the system, under a number of procurement programs involve t…
    - 10 days ago 20 Jun 17, 6:30am -
  • Leonardo Adds an M346 Variant Dedicated to Air and Ground Attack

    Leonardo Adds an M346 Variant Dedicated to Air and Ground Attack

    The Italian-based international defense company Leonardo is introducing a new, Fighter Attack (FA) variant of their M-346 trainer, dedicated to attack missions. The new variant will be shown this week at the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget. According to…
    - 11 days ago 19 Jun 17, 12:48am -
  • Maiden Flight for Gripen E

    Maiden Flight for Gripen E

    Defense and security company Saab today completed a successful first flight of the next-generation smart fighter, Gripen E. The flight launched from Saab’s airfield in Linköping, Sweden and lasted 40 minutes, flown by Marcus Wandt, the company's e…
    - 14 days ago 15 Jun 17, 7:00pm -
  • Israel’s All Seeing SkEye – Persistent Surveillance Countering Terror

    Israel’s All Seeing SkEye – Persistent Surveillance Countering Terror

    Elbit Systems unveiled today an advanced capability that has been operational for several years with the military forces of several nations, in homeland security and the war on terror. Using a single payload integrating multiple cameras that togethe…
    - 17 days ago 12 Jun 17, 8:03pm -

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