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  • newAQIS ‘ideologically inclined’ to carry out attacks in India: UN report
    SOURCE: PTI Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), the terror group’s newest affiliate, is “ideologically inclined” to carry out attacks inside India but its capability is believed to be low and is relatively isolated owing to increased se…
    - 4 hours ago 14 Aug 18, 7:20pm -
  • newIs Ghatak UCAV Program getting prioritized over AMCA?
    SOURCE: AARAV SHARMA/ FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG India’s first indigenous stealth ‘Ghatak’ unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) program will make its first steps towards its reality when DRDO developed prototype codenamed SWiFT (stealth wing flying t…
    - 4 hours ago 14 Aug 18, 7:20pm -
  • newArmy jawan Aurangzeb gets Shaurya Chakra posthumously
    SOURCE: INDIA TODAY Indian Army has awarded a Shaurya Chakra to rifleman Aurangzeb for his sacrifice in operations in Jammu and Kashmir. Aurangzeb was abducted by militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama on June 15.Aurangzeb reportedly got into a t…
    - 4 hours ago 14 Aug 18, 7:19pm -
  • newAfghanistan, not India, will be Imran Khan’s priority until 2019
    SOURCE: IANS Even before elections in Pakistan had taken place, the media which articulates the Western establishment point of view, like the Economist, had already declared it a “flawed election”; it even screamed “foul play” which the “kh…
    - 4 hours ago 14 Aug 18, 7:19pm -
  • newTrump signs defense spending bill to delay F-35 delivery to Turkey
    SOURCE: Hurriyetdailynews.com President Donald Trump has signed a $716 billion defense spending bill that would delay the delivery of the F-35 fighter jets to Turkey pending a Pentagon report.In a ceremony at Fort Drum military base in New York on Au…
    - 9 hours ago 14 Aug 18, 2:46pm -
  • newNuclear Missile Tracking Ship
    SOURCE: Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd) /  SP Guide Publications According to news in the media, India’s secretive missile tracking / ‘specialized’ ocean surveillance ship ‘VC11184’ (yet to be commissioned) is undergoing harbour trials an…
    - 9 hours ago 14 Aug 18, 2:29pm -
  • newTwo Pakistani soldiers killed on LoC in Jammu and Kashmir
    SOURCE: IANS The Indian Army said on Tuesday that two Pakistani soldiers were killed in retaliatory fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.On Monday, an Indian soldier was killed in the LoC’s Tangdhar sector in unprovoked firing fro…
    - 9 hours ago 14 Aug 18, 2:27pm -
  • newPeace talks with Pakistan will be futile: Ex RAW chief Vikram Sood
    SOURCE: PTI The Kashmir issue is now merely an “excuse” propped by the Pakistan Army to remain in control, said former RAW chief Vikram Sood, who described the neighbouring country’s army as the “largest corporate” entity running a range of…
    - 9 hours ago 14 Aug 18, 2:26pm -
  • newAgni-V set to be for another pre-induction test
    SOURCE: Hindustan Times Agni-V, India’s long-range ballistic missile with a range of 5,000-5,500km will undergo one more pre-induction test, perhaps as soon as October, and be inducted into the country’s strategic arsenal shortly after, before th…
    - 15 hours ago 14 Aug 18, 8:43am -
  • newIndia-made passenger aircraft to fly in 3 years: Minister
    SOURCE: IANS State-run National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL)’s 19-seater “Saras” passenger aircraft will be ready within next three years, Union Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan said on Monday. “The implementation p…
    - 15 hours ago 14 Aug 18, 8:42am -
  • newBrahmos JV Soars To Incredible Heights
    SOURCE: OUTLOOK INDIA A number of historic milestones have been achieved in the recent past, among them which caught world attention was undoubtfully the successful integration and test firing of the advanced BRAHMOS ALCM (air-launched cruise missile…
    - 15 hours ago 14 Aug 18, 8:39am -
  • newRafale row: Price of Rafale fighter jets now 9 percent cheaper than UPA, says Ravi Shankar Prasad
    SOURCE: Times Now Digital Bharatiya Janata Party today launched a scathing attack on Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his remarks on Rafale deal. Addressing a press conference Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that Rahul Gandhi speaks a bla…
    - 15 hours ago 14 Aug 18, 8:38am -
  • newChilling I-Day alert: Intelligence agencies fear of unmanned aerial vehicle attack
    SOURCE: Times Now Digital A high-level meeting took place today in North Block regarding the aerial threat on Independence Day by any unmanned aerial vehicle – whether paraglider, paramotor or drone. The drone threat has been a serious cause of co…
    - 15 hours ago 14 Aug 18, 8:38am -
  • newRafale: Whiff of a scandal
    SOURCE: Deccanherald When Congress president Rahul Gandhi stood up to speak against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government during the no-confidence motion on July 20, he did not try to corner the government on the state of the economy, the many…
    - 15 hours ago 14 Aug 18, 8:37am -
  • newPMO Keen on Shifting Aero India Venue to Lucknow Despite Oppn From Air Force, HDK
    SOURCE: CNN-News18 As and when the announcement comes, it will be the first time since its inception in 1996 that the Aero India show will fly out of Bengaluru. The new venue is widely speculated to be the Bakshi Ka Talab air force base on the outsk…
    - 15 hours ago 14 Aug 18, 8:35am -

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  • newNew Delhi approves procurement of six next-generation OPVs for Indian Navy
    India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has approved the procurement of six indigenously designed and built next-generation offshore patrol vessels (NGOPVs) for the Indian Navy (IN) for INR49.41 billion (USD706.4 million) to enhance maritime security.…
    - 17 hours ago 14 Aug 18, 6:30am -
  • newFNSS readies prototype Pars 4x4 ATV for delivery
    FNSS Savunma Sistemleri has confirmed that it will hand over the Pars 4×4 anti-tank vehicle (ATV) prototype to the Turkish Land Forces Command (TLFC) for qualification once company trials have been completed. FNSS was awarded a contract for 260 AT…
    - 17 hours ago 14 Aug 18, 6:30am -
  • newUS tightens investment regulations
    US President Donald Trump has signed the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) into law, which introduces reforms that will allow the government to apply national security reviews to foreign investment. Part of the FY2019 Nation…
    - 17 hours ago 14 Aug 18, 6:30am -
  • newChilean Navy contracts overhaul of PC-7 powerplants
    The Chilean Navy has signed a support agreement with US firm Prime Turbines to have the PT6A-25 turboprops of its fleet of Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer aircraft fully overhauled and refurbished, according to sources in Santiago. The first two engines…
    - 17 hours ago 14 Aug 18, 6:30am -
  • newUK signs for Drone Dome C-UAS system
    The United Kingdom has procured the Israeli-developed Drone Dome counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS), manufacturer Rafael confirmed to Jane’s on 13 August. The selection of the Drone Dome comes eight months after it was demonstrated to the U…
    - 18 hours ago 14 Aug 18, 5:30am -
  • newIran unveils new tactical ballistic missile variant
    Iran revealed that it has developed a new version of its Fateh-110 family of solid-propellent tactical ballistic missiles on 13 August, but released few details about its capabilities. The new Fateh Mobin missile that was unveiled by Defence Ministe…
    - 18 hours ago 14 Aug 18, 5:30am -
  • newIndian industry pledges corridor investment
    Indian defence companies have pledged to invest about INR37 billion (USD530 million) in developing a defence-industrial corridor in the northern region of Uttar Pradesh. According to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in New Delhi, the investment was an…
    - 18 hours ago 14 Aug 18, 5:30am -
  • newUS to provide Sri Lanka with USD39 million in military financing
    The US Department of State has announced that it will provide Sri Lanka with about USD39 million in foreign military financing, pending congressional approval. “We look forward to discussing with the government of Sri Lanka how this contribution…
    - 18 hours ago 14 Aug 18, 5:30am -
  • newCaspian Sea agreement confirms Russian military dominance while increasing likelihood of Azeri-Turkmen gas pipeline project’s delays
    Event On 12 August 2018, the leaders of the five Caspian Sea littoral states – Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan – met at the Fifth Caspian Summit in the Kazakh seaport of Aktau, where they signed a framework agreement defin…
    - 18 hours ago 14 Aug 18, 5:30am -
  • newIndia’s CAG criticises IAF airfields upgrade
    The office of India’s Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has severely criticised what it described as the “inadequate” upgrade of a large number of Indian Air Force (IAF) airfields across the country. In a report tabled in parliament on 7 A…
    - 18 hours ago 14 Aug 18, 5:30am -
  • newChina closing the satellite imagery capability gap
    A Chinese Earth-observation satellite launched on 31 July from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre may be capable of achieving ground-image resolution of 10 cm or less. If confirmed, this would give China a satellite-imaging capability second only to…
    - 18 hours ago 14 Aug 18, 5:30am -
  • newPhilippines considers Russian loan to support submarine procurement
    Russia has newly offered the Philippines an economic package to support its potential acquisition of Kilo-class submarines, Arsenio Andolong, the chief of public affairs at the Philippine Department of National Defense (DND), told Jane’s on 14 Augu…
    - 18 hours ago 14 Aug 18, 5:30am -
  • newELN peace negotiations face high risk of failure as new Colombian government likely to introduce unacceptable demands
    Key Points President Iván Duque has been highly critical of peace negotiations between the former Santos administration and the Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN). The Duque administration has given itself 30 days to evaluate the state of p…
    - 18 hours ago 14 Aug 18, 5:30am -
  • newSpain seeks UAVs to protect overseas training missions
    The Spanish Ministry of Defence (MoD) has opened a bidding contest to supply unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to help protect troops posted on overseas training missions. Some EUR4.3 million (USD4.9 million) has been budgeted for the class 1 small re…
    - 18 hours ago 14 Aug 18, 5:30am -
  • newFailed suicide bombing indicates jihadist threat to Egypt’s Copt minority and relative success of security operations on ‘mainland’
    Event On 11 August 2018 a lone bomber detonated his improvised explosive device (IED) belt in the Mostorod district of Shubra El Kheima in Qalyubiyah governorate, 11.5 km north of the capital, Cairo. Egyptian state media claimed that the target w…
    - 18 hours ago 14 Aug 18, 5:30am -
  • newUpdate: Taliban launches attack on Ghazni City
    Taliban fighters launched a multi-pronged attack on the capital of Afghanistan’s eastern Ghazni Province on 10 August, killing more than 170 security forces personnel. At the time of this update, however, five days into the fighting they have fai…
    - 18 hours ago 14 Aug 18, 5:30am -
  • newRoboteam expands UGV portfolio
    Roboteam took the opportunity at the Global EOD Symposium & Exhibition in Maryland to showcase its latest unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) range, which includes the new Light Interoperable Ground Robot (LIGR) and improved Reconnaissance and Surveillance…
    - 18 hours ago 14 Aug 18, 5:30am -
  • Kabul and ‘Resolute Support’ sign to boost telecom services
    The Afghan government and the NATO-led ‘Resolute Support’ mission signed on 11 August a memorandum of understanding (MOU) designed to enhance telecommunication services across Afghanistan. “The Afghan National Defense Security Forces [ANDSF]…
    - 2 days ago 13 Aug 18, 7:30am -
  • US Air Force seeks to improve student pilot learning through new initiative
    Key Points The USAF sought to decrease the time of pilot training without sacrificing learning Pilot Training Next relied heavily on simulators and other existing and emerging technologies The US Air Force (USAF) sought to decrease the time and…
    - 2 days ago 13 Aug 18, 7:30am -
  • First new Australian ATC radar to enter service in November
    The first of nine new air traffic control (ATC) and surveillance radars for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is expected to become operational in November, German manufacturer Hensoldt has disclosed. The company said in a 9 August statement th…
    - 2 days ago 13 Aug 18, 7:30am -
  • Bundeswehr orders rotary-wing UAV for K130 corvette
    The Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw), Germany's Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology, and In-Service Support, announced on 9 August that it had signed a contract at the beg…
    - 2 days ago 13 Aug 18, 7:30am -
  • Regional instability heightens security concerns of Panama Canal
    Instability in Latin America – due in large part to the recent migration of refugees from Venezuela looking to escape national crises there – is causing more concern about the security of the Panama Canal, Colonel Barbara Fick, chief of Political…
    - 2 days ago 13 Aug 18, 7:30am -
  • Bolivian military border control initiative develops
    Bolivian Defence Minister Javier Zabaleta announced on 7 August that the Bolivian Army will relocate 24 forward control posts and double the number of personnel assigned to the country’s Counter Smuggling Strategic Operational Command (Comando Estr…
    - 2 days ago 13 Aug 18, 6:30am -
  • Chemring explosion kills one
    An explosion on 10 August at Chemring’s flare-manufacturing facility in Salisbury in the United Kingdom resulted in one fatality and has caused the company to suspend production at the site. Another employee was injured and received hospital trea…
    - 2 days ago 13 Aug 18, 6:30am -
  • Mexico to acquire Evolved SeaSparrow Missiles
    The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 9 August that the US Department of State has approved an estimated USD41 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) package of eight Raytheon RIM-162 Evolved SeaSparrow Missiles (ESSMs) to Mexi…
    - 2 days ago 13 Aug 18, 6:30am -

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

  • China Conducts First Successful Flight of a Hypersonic Waverider Air Vehicle

    China Conducts First Successful Flight of a Hypersonic Waverider Air Vehicle

    China has successfully tested a hypersonic waverider air vehicle for the first time. The vehicle flew and maneuvered at a speed of Mach 6. The Xingkong-2 waverider type vehicle was launched on a missile and after separation from the rocket launcher t…
    - 7 days ago 8 Aug 18, 3:43am -
  • Russian Giant Helicopter Prepares for Maiden Flight

    Russian Giant Helicopter Prepares for Maiden Flight

    As a modernized version it will bring earlier models to the T2 standard. The Mi-26 is operated by a crew of five but the improvements introduced by the BREO-26 avionics suite enables most missions to reduce the to crew to 2-3 persons.The post Russia…
    - 7 days ago 7 Aug 18, 11:24pm -
  • Israel Awards Contracts for Combat Systems for Magen Class Corvettes

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    - 7 days ago 7 Aug 18, 2:01pm -
  • France Develops a Successor for the MICA Missile

    France Develops a Successor for the MICA Missile

    The French armament directorate (DGA) has launched a development program that will modernize the MICA air/air and surface/air missile, introducing a new generation of the weapon (MICA NG).The post France Develops a Successor for the MICA Missile app…
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  • Rheinmetall to supply additional Argus soldier systems to the Canadian Armed Forces

    Rheinmetall to supply additional Argus soldier systems to the Canadian Armed Forces

    The Canadian Armed Forces have exercised options under the Integrated Soldier SystemProject (ISSP) to procure an additional 1,256 Rheinmetall Argus soldier systems, which will be delivered next year. This order is worth CAD22 million (€14.3 millio…
    - 8 days ago 6 Aug 18, 6:52pm -

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