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  • newIndian video mocks Xi Jinping after Chinese state media posts ‘racist’ clip
    SOURCE: CNN It’s a sight you’d expect to see in a colonial-era comedy act or a bad improvisation on the darkest corners of YouTube. A video of a man wearing a turban and fake beard attempting a crude impression of an Indian was posted Wednesday o…
    - 18 mins ago 18 Aug 17, 9:20pm -
  • newWhy Japan lent support to India against China over Doklam standoff
    SOURCE: INDIA TODAY China is seemingly losing the diplomatic ‘war’ over Doklam. Japan has become the third influential country in the world to back India’s stand on Doklam standoff. In fact, Japan has shed the ambiguity that the US and the UK s…
    - 23 mins ago 18 Aug 17, 9:15pm -
  • newDoklam crisis echoes loudly in South and South-East Asia
    SOURCE: THE HINDU From Nepal to the Philippines, countries in South and South-East Asia are keenly observing the Doklam crisis, wary of taking sides, but also keeping a close eye on subtle power shifts that the unfolding crisis embroiling China and I…
    - 25 mins ago 18 Aug 17, 9:13pm -
  • newBrahMos not sold to Vietnam: India
    SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG Raveesh Kumar official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in India has clarified that India has not supplied supersonic Brahmos Cruise missiles to Vietnam and spokesperson for Vietnam’…
    - 5 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:05pm -
  • newWhen British Thanked India for Killing its own HF-73 Program for Jaguars
    SOURCE: Anand SG / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG Recently 70’s era Anglo-French Designed Jaguar Deep Penetration Strike aircraft belonging to Indian Air Force took the made headlines when it took off from HAL Owned Bangalore airport with Next Generation E…
    - 5 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:05pm -
  • newIndia’s New Move With BrahMos Cruise Missile Likely To Anger China
    SOURCE: NDTV At a time when India and China are dealing with their worst border tension in decades, Vietnam has reportedly acquired the Indian BrahMos supersonic anti-ship cruise missile, widely considered one of the most advanced missiles of its ty…
    - 5 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:05pm -
  • newT-72 tank in which jawan died has a history of snags
    SOURCE: TNN The T-72 tanks made under transfer of technology from Russia may be the mainstay of armoured division of the Army but they have given more trouble to the personnel out on the field and during training exercises on many occasions. A dri…
    - 5 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:05pm -
  • newIndia to Buy $75 million Ukrainian Engines for Russia Made Frigates
    SOURCE: sputnik After Crimea fallout, Russia and Ukraine suspended all defense ties which rendered the under-construction Admiral Grigorovich class frigates of limited operational use to Russian Navy until they were re-engined with Russian alternativ…
    - 5 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:05pm -
  • newVietnam confirms purchase of BrahMos cruise missiles from India
    SOURCE: VnExpress.net Vietnams government has confirmed it has taken delivery of a batch of short-range ramjet supersonic cruise missiles from India.Foreign ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said at a press briefing on Thursday that Vietnam is d…
    - 5 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:04pm -
  • newFor the United States, India’s Moves at Doklam Signal Its Willingness to Act
    SOURCE: THE DIPLOMAT India and China are currently engaged in a significant military standoff on a plateau along the China-Bhutan border. Calling it a standoff, however, somewhat clouds the real story: India sent its troops into foreign territory to…
    - 5 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:04pm -
  • newChina chides Japan for backing India on Doklam
    SOURCE: TNN China on Friday told Japan not to make “random” comments on the Sino-Indian border stand-off even if it wants to support New Delhi.Japan has rallied behind India over the dragging feud at Doklam, with its envoy Kenji Hiramatsu saying…
    - 5 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:04pm -
  • newKeep calm over Doklam: India asks troops not to get provoked in face of Chinese aggression
    SOURCE: INDIA TODAY Rattled by India’s tough stance in the Doklam stand-off, the Chinese Army may try to provoke Indian troops by carrying out incursions in different locations but the forces have been asked to deal the situation with calmness to p…
    - 5 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:04pm -
  • newMukti – Birth of a Nation Showcases History of Indian Military During 1971
    SOURCE: IANS Mukti – Birth of a Nation, a short film, is set to showcase India’s glorious military history during the 1971 war with actors Milind Soman and Yashpal Sharma in lead roles. Showcased by SonyLIV, the triumph of Lt. General J.F.R. Ja…
    - 5 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:04pm -
  • newRedrawing the arc of influence
    SOURCE: THE HINDU Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s schedule of foreign visits has been extremely impressive, and he has managed to inject a degree of dynamism into a system accustomed to a more leisurely pace. Estimating outcomes from these visits is…
    - 5 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:04pm -
  • newHow a Rs 300-crore drug haul has disrupted India-Pakistan trade via Kashmir
    SOURCE: Hindustan Times A drug bust resulting in the seizure of about 66 kilograms of heroin worth an estimated Rs 300 crore has disrupted the India-Pakistan border trade operated wholly on a barter system since 2008 between the two neighbours. Polic…
    - 5 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:04pm -

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  • newUK explores Multi-Role Support Ship concept
    Key Points The MRSS pre-concept study is due to report in 2018 MRSS will address future amphibious, forward repair, and medical capability requirements The UK Royal Navy (RN) has instigated a package of studies to explore a future multi-role platf…
    - 15 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 6:30am -
  • newProteus dual-mode undersea vehicle demonstrated at ANTX
    Key Points Proteus has been designed and built to serve as a large-diameter undersea vehicle prototype for both manned and unmanned missions During ANTX, Proteus was used to ingress contested battlespace and launch three micro-UUVs Huntington Inga…
    - 15 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 6:30am -
  • newUSN plans 'raid' upgrade ECP for RAM Block 2
    The US Navy (USN) has revealed plans for a further update of the RIM-116C Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Block 2 ship self-defence missile, as part of efforts to improve performance against complex multi-missile raids. Known as the RAM Block 2B Raid…
    - 16 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:30am -
  • newPutin hints at defence budget cuts
    Cuts are envisaged in Russia's forthcoming state budget in 2018 due to defence reductions, but will these not affect the re-equipment of the army and navy, President Vladimir Putin has said. The president made the remarks in a meeting on 15 August wi…
    - 16 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:30am -
  • newMinsk and Moscow issue separate invitations to observe 'Zapad' exercise
    On 15 August, Moscow belatedly followed Minsk's invitation in July to arms inspectors and defence attachés from NATO and non-NATO countries, and international organisations, to view the stages of the 'Zapad 2017' joint strategic exercise on its terr…
    - 16 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:30am -
  • newBundeswehr plans first deployment of MANTIS to Mali
    The Bundeswehr is planning to deploy the Modular, Automatic and Network capable Targeting and Interception System (MANTIS) counter-rocket, artillery and mortar defence (C-RAM) system for the first time to Mali, Jane's has learned. Deployment of MANT…
    - 16 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:30am -
  • newChinese Xian H-6K with refuelling probe suggests new missions
    A vague image of a Xian Aircraft Corporation H-6K with a nose-mounted refuelling probe suggests additional missions may be in store for this much-modified 65-year-old medium bomber design, which first flew in 1952 as the Soviet-era Tupolev Tu-16. Ap…
    - 16 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:30am -
  • newSuicide attack on Hamas militants indicates evolving security relationship with Egypt and continuation of Palestinian reconciliation
    Key Points Hamas appears to be successfully implementing the security conditions of a reconciliation deal between rival Palestinian factions and supported by Egypt and the UAE. Hamas militants and leaders are likely to increasingly be targeted by j…
    - 16 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:30am -
  • newControversy surrounds assertion that North Korean ICBM engines came from Ukraine
    Key Points A recent report has asserted that North Korea's successful ICBM tests in July were facilitated by Ukrainian rocket motor technology Official Ukrainian sources have denied the assertion A publicly released assessment of North Korea's rec…
    - 16 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:30am -
  • newMalaysia appoints new submarine force commander
    Key Points The Royal Malaysian Navy has appointed a new submarine force commander The leader will oversee continuation of several recently announced initiatives to improve submarine operational safety in the region The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) h…
    - 16 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:30am -
  • newIAI Q2 results show rising profit despite sales slowdown
    Defence technology and aviation manufacturer Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) reported its financial results for the second quarter of 2017 (Q2 2017) on 17 August. In the three months to 30 June the company made sales of USD859 million, a fall of 2.…
    - 16 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:30am -
  • newNew modular workboat fleet for RN
    Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK) is to supply and support a new fleet of modular, multipurpose workboats for the UK Royal Navy (RN) under a GBP48-million (USD62 million) Ministry of Defence (MoD) contract. To be known as the SEA class, the new modular and…
    - 16 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:30am -
  • newIndia approves Apache procurement for army
    India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has approved the INR41.7 billion (USD651.3 million) import of six Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters for the Indian Army (IA). The six helicopters, which were approved on 17 August, are part of an op…
    - 16 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:30am -
  • newPoland opens tenders for new light vehicles
    Poland has reopened the tender for Mustang 4x4 vehicles, while at the same time Polish airmobile units also look for specialised airmobile troop carriers with trailers. The most important tender is for Mustang 4x4 light multipurpose vehicles to be d…
    - 16 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:30am -
  • newJapanese navy helicopter crashes during VERTREP training, injures three
    A Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) CH-101 helicopter that was conducting vertical replenishment (VERTREP) drills on 17 August at the service’s base in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, has crashed. The accident took place at about 14:20 h lo…
    - 16 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:30am -
  • newSerbia solves shortages with professionals
    The Serbian Army will have an additional 968 professional soldiers, while 46 new officers will take up command duties by the end of this year, Aleksandar Vulin, the recently appointed defence minister, announced on 16 August. During a visit to the S…
    - 16 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:30am -
  • newKeel laid for Mexican SIGMA 10514 frigate
    Key Points Contract for a single SIGMA 10514 ‘Long Range Patrol Vessel’ was signed earlier in 2017 Module construction to be split between the Netherlands and Mexico A keel laying ceremony has been performed at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding…
    - 16 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:30am -
  • newUK ceases training Syrian rebels
    Teams of British soldiers training Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State have been withdrawn from Turkey and Jordan, a senior defence source knowledgeable about the controversial project has told Jane’s . Michael Fallon, the UK defence secretar…
    - 16 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:30am -
  • newNigeria activates new Mobile Strike Teams
    The Nigerian Army has activated new Mobile Strike Teams (MSTs) under Operation 'Lafiya Dole': the military campaign against Boko Haram militants in the northeast of the country.    During a ceremony held on 15 August, Major General Ibrahim Attahir…
    - 16 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:30am -
  • newAustralia marks maiden 'in-service' flight of PC-21 trainer
    Australia has marked the first 'in-service' flight of the Pilatus PC-21 that the country acquired under the Project AIR 5428 pilot training programme. A symbolic first in-service flight of the twin-seat turboprop trainer, made by the chief of the Ro…
    - 17 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 4:30am -
  • newIndonesia eyes Black Shark torpedoes for Type 209/1400 submarines
    Key Points Indonesia is looking to acquire the Black Shark torpedo for its Type 209/1400 submarines from South Korea Move will equip the new submarines with the same capability as regional submarine operators Indonesia will acquire the Black Shark…
    - 17 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 4:30am -
  • newBAE Systems looks to F-35 global support growth
    BAE Systems aims to win 10% of the global business supporting Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) customers around the world, according to company executives. Glyn Jones, BAE Systems' F-35 Development Director, told Jane’s…
    - 17 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 4:30am -
  • newGeneral Atomics’ Gray Eagle-Extended Range UAV performs 42-hour endurance flight
    Key Points General Atomics’ Gray Eagle-Extended Range flies for 42 consecutive hours This is an improvement of nearly 68% on its Gray Eagle predecessor General Atomics on 6 August performed a 42-hour endurance flight with its Gray Eagle Extended…
    - 17 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 4:30am -
  • newCanada to deploy Hornet fighters to Romania
    Canada is to send four Boeing CF-18 Hornet fighters to Romania in September, replacing the equivalent number of UK Eurofighter Typhoons that have been performing air policing duties for the past four months. The Canadian Department of National Defen…
    - 17 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 4:30am -
  • newIran "successfully" launches Simorgh SLV
    Iran's Tasnim News Agency on July 27 announced what it described as the successful launch and test flight of a Simorgh two-stage, liquid-fuelled satellite launch vehicle (SLV) from the Imam Khomeini Space Centre located in Semnan, in north-central Ir…
    - 17 hours ago 18 Aug 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…
    - 10 May 17, 3:49pm -
  • RIR’s Top 5 science and technology stories
    Top Russian inventions that changed the worldBy Viktor KuzminRussian inventors have contributed generously to the development of global scientific thought. Many of their inventions have literally transformed the world, enabling us to enjoy such…
    - 28 Apr 17, 3:27pm -
  • RIR’s Top 5 economic stories
    Russia ready to “Make in India”by Natalia ShvabauerIn 2016, India was the partner country of INNOPROM, an international exhibition of industry and innovations, held in Russian city of Yekaterinburg. Russia and India need to restart EAE…
    - 27 Apr 17, 12:59pm -
  • RIR’s Top 5 defence stories
    1971 War: How Russia sank Nixon’s gunboat diplomacy by Rakesh SimhaMore than 45 years ago, India won a famous victory over Pakistan due to its brilliant soldiers, an unwavering political leadership, and strong diplomatic support from Moscow.…
    - 25 Apr 17, 5:52pm -
  • A new Russia for the new Indian
    Almost a decade and a half ago, when I applied for my first Russian visa from the consulate in Mumbai, I noticed the handful of people in the queue did not look like the kind of people I would invite for a cup of coffee (to put it mildly). They were…
    - 22 Apr 17, 2:40am -
  • Russia, India see eye-to-eye on terrorism - experts
    Moscow and New Delhi share a similar approach to addressing international terrorism and regularly hold consultations on the issue, yet this cooperation does not get accurately conveyed by the mass media, experts said at a video conference organised b…
    - 21 Apr 17, 1:58pm -
  • India, Russia to hold tri-service military drills
    India and Russia are planning to hold large-scale military exercises involving their armies, navies and air forces, TASS reported on April 19.“The Indra bilateral drills will for the first time be held with the participation of servicemen and mi…
    - 20 Apr 17, 2:56pm -
  • IAF uses Russian-made helicopters to douse Mount Abu fire
    The Indian Air Force (IAF) used Russia-made Mi-17V5 helicopters to douse a major fire in the tourist town of Mount Abu, DNA reported on its website.Two helicopters conducted 73 sorties and ferried water from Nakki lake to spray over the fire ravag…
    - 20 Apr 17, 2:03pm -
  • Sister cities: Moscow and Delhi agree to push for more economic engagement
    Senior officials from Moscow and Delhi have agreed to work towards broadening the economic engagement between the two sister cities. The sides discussed the inter-city cooperation at a session of the Business Council for Cooperation with India that…
    - 19 Apr 17, 5:51pm -
  • Indians to get visa-free access to the Russian Far East
    Indian citizens will soon be able to visit certain cities in the Russian Far East without a visa. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, on April 18, approved the list of 18 countries, including India, whose citizens would not need to undergo the us…
    - 19 Apr 17, 3:20pm -
  • Bangladesh explores economic tie-up with Leningrad Region
    Bangladesh, which celebrates the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Russia this year, is exploring a wider economic tie-up with the Leningrad Region.The sides discussed a series of measures when Bangladeshi Foreign M…
    - 18 Apr 17, 3:48pm -
  • How Ukraine’s new Antonov aircraft may create problems for Russia and India
    Ukraine may be coming apart at the seams but the country marked a geopolitical milestone when the Antonov AN-132D, the first Ukrainian plane built without Russian components, took to the air on March 31.An evolution of the hardy AN-32 turboprop, th…
    - 18 Apr 17, 2:09pm -
  • Sberbank looks to finance direct import of Russian gold to India
    Sberbank is looking to finance the direct import of gold to India, Aleksei Kechko, Managing Director of the Russian’s bank’s Indian subsidiary Sberin, told the Free Press Journal in an interview on April 13.“We think we could easily import g…
    - 17 Apr 17, 7:42pm -
  • RIR-ICWA joint roundtable on Russia-India security cooperation
    On Wednesday, April 19, the Russia & India Report and the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) will hold a panel discussion on Indo-Russian cooperation in the fight against global terrorism and ensuring stability in Afghanistan, Central Asia and…
    - 17 Apr 17, 4:36pm -
  • Why Indian students choose Russian medical schools
    According to a study done by the Higher School of Economics, in the beginning of 2016 there were 237,000 foreign students in Russian colleges, making up five per cent of the student body. Medicine is one of the areas that enjoys a high demand among I…
    - 17 Apr 17, 2:55pm -
  • Indian reflections on Russian Orthodox Easter
    Christians around the world, and across denominations, celebrate Easter on the same day this year, April 16. As a sworn agnostic, I see the cultural beauty in all religious festivals and love the fact that many time-honoured traditions are followed…
    - 16 Apr 17, 2:40am -
  • Russia and India: 70 years of friendship is just the beginning
    On April 13, 2017, Russia and India celebrated 70 years of diplomatic relations. Everyone knows that these relations have always been, even in the most complicated times, characterized by the spirit of pure friendship. But this anniversary is not onl…
    - 14 Apr 17, 6:45pm -
  • Russians treat Indians like their brothers and sisters – top academician
    Russia’s ties with India are characterised by strong people-to-people relations, and Russians treat Indians like their own “brothers and sisters,” a leading Russian academician said at a roundtable hosted by the Russian State University for the…
    - 14 Apr 17, 3:36pm -
  • Did Indian aristocrats live in the Russian Empire?
    At the end of the 19th century there were persistent rumours in India that legendary Maratha aristocrat and fighter Nana Sahib was still alive. The worst enemy of the British Raj in India disappeared after the fall of Kanpur. All the other leaders of…
    - 14 Apr 17, 3:07pm -
  • Putin, Modi exchange greetings on 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties
    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on April 13, exchanged greetings on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.In a letter to Indian Presiden…
    - 13 Apr 17, 6:01pm -
  • Gazprom to help ensure Indian energy security from 2018
    Russian gas giant Gazprom will begin supplying 2.5 million metric tonnes (mt) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) annually to India from 2018, Yuri Sentyurin, Russia’s Deputy Minister of Energy, told RIA Novosti on April 12.Gazprom's subsidiary Gazpro…
    - 13 Apr 17, 5:12pm -
  • What are the obstacles that hamper Indo-Russian ties?
    2017 is special for both India and Russia as the countries mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties. Moscow and New Delhi established diplomatic relations on April 13, 1947, four months before India gained independence from t…
    - 13 Apr 17, 2:12pm -
  • China snubs Russian request for RIC Defence Ministers meeting
    China has rejected a Russian request to hold a trilateral meeting at the level of defence ministers with India in Moscow, sources close to the Indian and Russian government told RIR on April 12.The proposed meeting would have been held on April 25…
    - 12 Apr 17, 3:29pm -
  • 25 years of daredevil aerobatics: Berkuts mark silver anniversary
    - 11 Apr 17, 5:28pm -
  • Russia-India intellectual property agreement on the cards - Rospatent head
    Russia and India will sign an intellectual property rights protection agreement later in the year, Grigory Ivliev, head of the Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent), told RIR in an interview in New Delhi on April 7.“Russia…
    - 11 Apr 17, 4:02pm -
  • Tu-142M aircraft to be converted into a museum in Vishakapatnam
    A decommissioned Indian Navy anti-submarine aircraft Tu-142M will be turned into a museum, the Deccan Herald reported on April 9.The Indian Navy has been using 8 Tu-142M anti-submarine aircraft since 1988. Now the planes will be replaced by America…
    - 11 Apr 17, 2:19pm -
  • Surgical striker: How the BrahMos is becoming India’s war winner
    There’s a reason why rocket scientist Sivathanu Pillai likes to describe the BrahMos cruise missile as the “Brahmastra for the Indian armed forces.” Although the supersonic BrahMos is not quite in the same league as the weapon of Lord Brahma, i…
    - 10 Apr 17, 3:46pm -
  • Roscosmos, ISRO to jointly collect satellite data
    Russia's Roscosmos state corporation and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have agreed to jointly collect data using the Glonass system and India’a regional satellite system, Sputnik News reported on its website.Sergey Savelyev, deput…
    - 10 Apr 17, 3:21pm -
  • Famous Indian sand artist to take part in Moscow championship
    India’s most famous sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik will take part in the 10th Moscow Sand Art Championship, the IANS news agency reported on April 9.The artist from Odisha, who won the gold medal in Moscow in 2016 for his sand sculpture of Mahatma…
    - 10 Apr 17, 2:24pm -
  • From Leh to St. Petersburg: How Pashmina shawls reached 19th century Russia
    Ever since Afanasy Nikitin documented his 15th century voyage to India, Russian Tsars wanted to establish direct trade links with India. Products from India managed to reach Russia via Astrakhan, where an Indian community sprang up, and through the o…
    - 8 Apr 17, 2:45am -
  • Lucknow children’s film festival screens Russian cartoons
    Several Russian animation movies are being screened at the International Children’s Film Festival in Lucknow.The Russian films at the festival (which is being held until April 13) include Marapatsutsa (2016), The Suitcase (2016), Giraffe (2016) a…
    - 7 Apr 17, 6:43pm -
  • Nuclear power flagship of ties with India - Russian Deputy Minister
    Cooperation in the field of nuclear power is driving Indo-Russian economic ties, Russian Deputy Minister for Economic Development Oleg Fomichev said on April 7.“Successful collaboration in the atomic power sector is the flagship of the Indo-Russi…
    - 7 Apr 17, 6:25pm -
  • Victory Day Parade rehearsals conducted near Moscow
    - 7 Apr 17, 5:49pm -
  • Alrosa looks to expand India presence
    Russia’s largest diamond producer Alrosa is pondering over opening a representative office in Mumbai, its Chief Executive Sergey Ivanov told TASS on April 7.The decision will be made within a few months, Ivanov said.Media reports in March 2017…
    - 7 Apr 17, 3:11pm -
  • Boris Lisanevich: The Russian who “opened” Nepal for tourism
    Nepal, with its stunning nature and antique Hindu and Buddhist traditions, is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia. However, until the beginning of 1950s Nepal was a “Terra Incognita” for foreigners, with the exception of Indi…
    - 6 Apr 17, 4:15pm -
  • Indian passengers help Russian family robbed in a train
    Indian passengers on a train from Maharashtra to Haryana came to the aid of a Russian family that was robbed at night, Hindustan Times reports.According to the report, Alexander Mareshev and his family boarded a train for Ambala from Manmad in Maha…
    - 6 Apr 17, 3:38pm -
  • India to finance Bangladeshi purchase of Russian arms and spares
    In a sign of growing cooperation between New Delhi, Dhaka and Moscow, India will finance Bangladesh’s purchase of Russian weapons and spare parts, sources close to the situation told RIR on April 6.India will extend a line of credit of $500 milli…
    - 6 Apr 17, 1:53pm -
  • Kudankulam first unit comes under total Indian management
    The first unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project  (KNPP) is now completely under the management of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL), Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation said on April 6.In a press note, Rosatom sa…
    - 6 Apr 17, 1:33pm -
  • Russia approves joint venture with India for helicopter production - report
    The Russian government has given a formal approval for a joint venture between Russian Helicopters and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) to manufacture 200 Kamov-226T helicopters, The Tribune reported on April 5, citing top sources in the Indian Minis…
    - 5 Apr 17, 5:42pm -
  • Rusal forms Indian JV to produce high-tech aluminium pastes
    Rusal, one of the world's largest aluminium producers, and Mumbai-based Runaya Metsource LLP, a company promoted by the principal shareholders of Vedanta, signed an agreement to establish a joint venture (JV) in India, the Russian company said in a p…
    - 5 Apr 17, 3:24pm -
  • Moscow, New Delhi bat for tie-ups between Russian and Indian media
    Senior Russian and Indian officials have called for greater interaction and collaboration between the media in the two countries. On April 3 the countries held their first ever media roundtable in New Delhi. The Russian delegation to the programme…
    - 4 Apr 17, 6:20pm -
  • India to release docu film to mark 70 years of diplomatic ties with Russia
    The Indian External Affairs Ministry will release a documentary film to mark the 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic ties with Russia, Business Standard reported on April 3.The film will be screened on April 13, the day New Delhi and Mo…
    - 4 Apr 17, 3:22pm -
  • Russia to award 20 nuclear engineering scholarships to Bangladeshi students
    At least 20 Bangladesh students will receive scholarships to study nuclear engineering, Alexander Demin, Director of the Russian Center of Science and Culture (RCSC) in Dhaka, told RIR on April 3.The scholarships, sponsored by Russian state nuclear…
    - 4 Apr 17, 1:47pm -
  • Modi offers condolences to families of victims of St. Petersburg blast
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has offered his condolences to the families of the victims of the April 3 bomb blast in St. Petersburg.“Deeply saddened by the loss of lives in the blasts at St. Petersburg metro,” Modi posted on Twitter. “…
    - 3 Apr 17, 8:32pm -
  • New Development Bank to work closely with BRICS Business Council
    The New Development Bank (NDB), one of the flagship institutions of BRICS, will work closely with the BRICS Business Council.  Senior executives from the bank met members of the council in New Delhi, where the NDB held its second annual meeting on M…
    - 3 Apr 17, 7:47pm -
  • Russian Railways to sign Nagpur-Secunderabad line modernisation contract
    JSC Russian Railways will soon sign a contract with India’s Railway Ministry to modernise the Nagpur-Secunderabad line, Alexander Misharin, first Vice-President of Russian Railways, told TASS on March 31.Trains on the 575-km line will run at a sp…
    - 3 Apr 17, 5:59pm -
  • Moscow’s Sindhi community celebrates Cheti Chand
    The Sindhi Community in Moscow ushered in ‘Cheti Chand,’ the Sindhi New Year, on April 1. The celebration, held at the Lunacharsky cultural centre, was attended by Indian expatriates as well as Russians based in the capital.Cheti Chand is celeb…
    - 3 Apr 17, 4:06pm -
  • The Foxbat that buzzed Pakistan 20 years ago
    In May 1997 a MiG-25R aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) flew deep into Pakistani airspace on a reconnaissance mission, photographed sensitive defence sites and broke the sound barrier, sending a powerful sonic boom over Islamabad. Before the Pak…
    - 3 Apr 17, 3:35pm -
  • North South Corridor moves closer to reality - report
    The International North South Transportation Corridor is almost ready and a dry run of containers will be conducted in the next fortnight, the Economic Times reported on April 3.The modalities of making the corridor functional were discussed at a…
    - 3 Apr 17, 1:30pm -
  • Coincidences and connections: 4 unusual links between Russia and India
    While there are deep-rooted connections between Russia and India that may even stretch back to the Vedic era, certain common words and names that we find in both countries are nothing but coincidences. Some links warrant far greater research, while o…
    - 1 Apr 17, 2:40am -

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  • Negotiating Missile Defense in the Turkish Bazar

    Negotiating Missile Defense in the Turkish Bazar

    Turkey is negotiating a mega deal worth billions of dollars in a 'Turkish Bazar' style, where the European Eurosam consortium faces a competing offer from the Russians, through their largest missile exporter Rostec, as Ankara opens its missile defens…
    - 30 days ago 19 Jul 17, 10:48pm -
  • Russia, Iran Highlight Combat Tested Hardware at the Russian MAKS Airshow

    Russia, Iran Highlight Combat Tested Hardware at the Russian MAKS Airshow

    MAKS 2017, the biennial Russian air show opened for business today in Zhukovsky near Moscow, hosting President Vladimir Putin as the guest of honor. This year's event highlights many systems recently used in combat in the Middle East, combat aircraft…
    - 31 days ago 19 Jul 17, 2:33am -
  • THAAD Succserfully Intercepts an IRBM Target from Alaska

    THAAD Succserfully Intercepts an IRBM Target from Alaska

    U.S. missile defense capabilities were demonstrated today in a first of a kind intercept of an Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) target by the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. The intercept took place 2,500 miles south of…
    - 38 days ago 11 Jul 17, 5:29pm -
  • North Korea Launches Its First ICBM

    North Korea Launches Its First ICBM

    North Korea tested today the largest ballistic missile developed by the rough country. The missile believed to be the KN 14 (Hwasong 14). With a demonstrated range of 7,000 km, the missile covers the entire Asian continent and can reach any target fr…
    - 45 days ago 4 Jul 17, 5:22pm -
  • 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…
    - 53 days ago 26 Jun 17, 9:39pm -

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