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  • newIndia issues NAVAREA warnings for likely test of K-4 SLBM
    SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG India has issued a Navigational Area (IMO) warnings on the Bay Of Bengal And North East Indian Ocean for Experimental Flight Trial to take place from Integrated Test Range (ITR) from 0630-1030 UTC. As per c…
    - 6 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:53pm -
  • newThe Rafale is indeed a great deal
    SOURCE: Air Marshal Anil Chopra (retd) / REDIFF he Rafale deal has all of a sudden come into focus with the Congress party alleging a scam in the unilateral announcement of a curtailed deal reducing the earlier figure of 126 aircraft to just 36, and…
    - 6 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:53pm -
  • newTwo Indian Air Force prisoners of war on their audacious escape plan from a Rawalpindi jail in 1971
    SOURCE: THE PRINT Their story goes back 46 years. Twelve Indian Air Force pilots, lodged in a Pakistani prisoner of war camp near Rawalpindi in 1971, hatched a great “conspiracy”. A conspiracy of escape. And three of them did escape, only to be c…
    - 6 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:53pm -
  • newRevealed: How China prepared for 1962 war
    SOURCE: Ajai Shukla / REDIFF   In pathbreaking research into the Tibetan uprising between 1956 and 1959, and the lead-up to the 1962 war, Chinese scholar Jianglin Li has accessed Chinese Communist Party documents and interviewed People’s Liberati…
    - 6 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:52pm -
  • newDelayed by five years, INS Kalvari just a ‘toothless’ tiger shark?
    SOURCE: ENS The Prime Minister described the INS Kalvari (Tiger Shark) submarine that he commissioned and embarked at the naval dockyards in Bombay on Thursday morning before he went to cast his vote in Ahmedabad as a prime example of “make in Indi…
    - 6 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:52pm -
  • newSuspicious activity observed on Pakistan border ahead of Pathankot attack anniversary
    SOURCE: INDIA TODAY After the seizure of three Pakistan boats in Punjab, now two suspicious activities on the international border in Pathankot and Gurdaspur have sent the security agencies into a tizzy. Movement of suspicious armed men was noticed o…
    - 6 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:52pm -
  • newMani Shankar Aiyar accused Indian military of playing politics: Kanwal Sibal
    SOURCE: TIMES NOW Former Foreign Secretary Kanwal Sibal has revealed that Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar insulted the Indian Armed forces accusing the Indian military of playing politics.At an event, where Sibal was one of the panelists, Aiya…
    - 6 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:52pm -
  • newIndia nudges Maldives, Lanka as China chokehold tightens
    SOURCE: TNN After India suffered a a series of reverses in the past few weeks in the neighbourhood, all against the backdrop of growing Chinese presence in the region, New Delhi said on Thursday that it expects the Maldives and Sri Lanka to keep…
    - 6 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:52pm -
  • newDrone regulations likely to be out in 2 months, says Sinha
    SOURCE: PTI The regulations for operating drones are likely to be ready within two months and would be the “best in class with appropriate constraints”, union minister Jayant Sinha said today.The civil aviation ministry came out with draft rule…
    - 6 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:52pm -
  • newWhy China is watching Gujarat polls closely
    SOURCE: TNN It appears observers in China are closely watching the Gujarat polls, because they see it as a “litmus test” of Indian voters’ attitude toward Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reform agenda, reported Chinese state media. And why do…
    - 6 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:52pm -
  • newInsurgent group ULFA’s Paresh Baruah faction down, but not out: Assam’s Director General of Police
    SOURCE: ENS Assam’s Director General of Police Mukesh Sahay has said the Paresh Baruah faction of insurgent group United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) is down, but not out. The assertion came following two recent attacks carried out by the outfi…
    - 6 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:51pm -
  • newISIS ka halla Quran mey kahin nahin hain: Army chief Rawat to Kashmir students
    SOURCE: DNA INDIA The message of peace and harmony is “beautifully portrayed” in the holy Quran and people often do not understand its essence, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat told a group of students from Jammu and Kashmir today, adding it does not p…
    - 6 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:51pm -
  • newMuhajir Congress demands Pakistan’s apology for 1971 genocide
    SOURCE: PTI Pakistan must tender an unconditional apology to Bangladesh for the “genocide” committed by its troops during the 1971 war, a group claiming to speak for refugees has demanded.In a memorandum submitted to the Pakistani Embassy here, t…
    - 6 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:51pm -
  • newSecurity forces gun down Naxal in Odisha
    SOURCE: ANI A naxal was killed while others ran away following an encounter with a Border Security Force (BSF) team in Odisha’s Lukapaniforest area on Friday. An improvised explosive device (IED), one self-loading rifle and ammunition were re…
    - 6 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:51pm -
  • newJadhav facing death sentence on concocted charges: MEA
    SOURCE: ANI India on Thursday said that the charges against former Indian Naval officer and an alleged spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, who continues to be held in Pakistani jail, were “concocted” and the trial against him was “farcical”. “We hav…
    - 6 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:51pm -

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  • newUS and Russian warplanes ‘engage’ over Syria
    Russian and United States combat aircraft were involved in a potentially serious engagement in the skies over Syria on 13 December, the defence ministries of both countries confirmed. While the US Department of Defence (DoD) and the Ministry of Defe…
    - 16 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 7:30am -
  • newIndia’s defence minister plans ‘shake up’ of the MoD
    Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has outlined her plans to “shake up” the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) to accelerate procurements and stimulate efforts to boost self-sufficiency. Sitharaman, who took office in September, told a con…
    - 16 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 7:30am -
  • newAirbus CEO, COO to step down
    European defence and aerospace group Airbus announced a plan for a transition to a new top level leadership team on 15 December, with both chief operating officer (COO) and chief executive officer (CEO) announcing the dates of their departure from th…
    - 16 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 7:30am -
  • newMartin-Baker to supply ejection seats for Taiwan’s new jet trainers
    Taiwan’s Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) has signed an agreement with UK ejection-seat specialist Martin-Baker to support Taiwan’s programme to develop and build advanced jet trainers (AJTs). AIDC said in a statement that und…
    - 16 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 7:30am -
  • newNATO retires second E-3A to ‘boneyard’
    NATO has retired into storage its second Boeing E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft, the US Air Force’s (USAF’s) 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group announced on 13 December. The aircraft joins another NATO E…
    - 17 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 6:30am -
  • newRAF Typhoon squadron to train Qatari pilots
    Qatari pilots and ground crew will be integrated into a UK Eurofighter Typhoon squadron for work-up training ahead of the Middle East country taking delivery of its own aircraft in 2022. A new UK Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon, 12 (Bomber) Squadron w…
    - 17 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 6:30am -
  • newCongressional amendments push Brazil’s 2018 defence budget into growth
    Brazil’s congress approved the country’s draft budget for 2018 on the evening of 13 December, passing a defence budget 1.1% higher in real terms than 2017’s. BRL100.6 billion (USD30.7 billion) was allocated to the Ministry of Defence, up BRL8 b…
    - 18 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:30am -
  • newNew Czech prime minister wants to deploy troops to Libya
    Recently appointed Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis has declared his intention to deploy Army of the Czech Republic (ACR) personnel to Libya. This is part of a unilateral effort announced on 13 December to help curb the flow of illegal migrants from…
    - 18 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:30am -
  • newGiant of the Bosphorus: Istanbul PPP builds on enormous scale
    Phase I of the largest airport in the world is scheduled to open in October 2018 The greenfield Istanbul New Airport (INA) – the largest airport ever to be constructed – is on track to open its first phase on 29 October 2018, according to the CE…
    - 18 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:30am -
  • newJordan receives last of 15 ex-Dutch F-16s
    Jordan has now received all 15 of the F-16 multirole fighters that it has bought from the Netherlands. The Dutch Ministry of Defence announced on 14 December that the final three F-16s flew out from Volkel Air Base for Jordan’s Al-Azraq Air Base e…
    - 18 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:30am -
  • newIntelWatch – November/December 2017
    Flynn admits lying to the FBI as Mueller probe draws closer to White House On 1 December, former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) relating to his contacts…
    - 18 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:30am -
  • newReady and lethal: USN seeks to fix the fleet while boosting surface warfare power
    USN surface fleet leaders warned more than three years ago that the service was heading for disaster if it did not address readiness, training, and other shortfalls in seagoing fundamentals. Now, after a spate of accidents, navy secretary Richard Spe…
    - 18 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:30am -
  • newAnalysis: US displays evidence of Iranian weapons smuggling to Yemen
    Analysis US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley held a press conference on 14 December during which there was an unprecedented display of evidence that Iran is arming the Ansar Allah (Houthis) group in Yemen. All the weapons that were displayed have p…
    - 18 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:30am -
  • newAVIC subsidiary launches IPO
    The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) listed the assets of one of its many businesses on 13 December as part of its continuing efforts to stimulate inward investment in the group. AVIC said that Shennan Circuits, which is an affiliate of…
    - 18 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:30am -
  • newGerman report calls for more European defence integration
    A German report published at the end of November identifies a “unique opportunity to build more European, more connected, and more capable” European defence forces. The 48-page report, produced by the Munich Security Conference in collaboration w…
    - 18 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:30am -
  • newBAE Systems readies new data link system for USN
    BAE Systems is developing a new capability that will enable US Navy (USN) ships to simultaneously transmit and receive intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) data from multiple sources. Under the USD81 million contract, BAE Systems’…
    - 18 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:30am -
  • newIndonesia outlines aviation plans
    Indonesia has set out its future defence aviation operating and procurement plans, with an article posted on the air force’s website on 15 December. The plans, which have been drawn up by the service chief under the concept of ‘No area left with…
    - 18 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:30am -
  • newBeijing continues construction work on disputed South China Sea islands, says report
    While tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea (SCS) may have eased in recent months, Beijing has continued to carry out substantial construction activities on its dual-use facilities in the Spratly and Paracel Islands, according to…
    - 18 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:30am -
  • newJapan, UK agree to strengthen bilateral defence ties
    The governments of Japan and the United Kingdom agreed to deepen bilateral defence ties during their third foreign and defence ministerial meeting, which was held at Greenwich Naval College in London on 14 December. The two countries agreed on a 3-y…
    - 18 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:30am -
  • newBoeing to upgrade Dutch CH-47F Chinooks
    Boeing has signed an agreement with the Dutch Ministry of Defence (MoD) to upgrade six CH-47F Chinook helicopters to the latest standard. Under the agreement, which was announced by the manufacturer on 14 December, the six modernised helicopters wil…
    - 18 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:30am -
  • newLebanon to receive MD 530G helicopters
    The Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) will receive six MD 530G helicopters as part of a USD120 million arms package from the United States, the US embassy in Beirut announced on 13 December. The 530G is the latest version in the MD 500 series and has alre…
    - 18 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:30am -
  • newBrazilian Army targets July 2018 for 4x4 vehicle order
    The Brazilian Army’s Manufacturing Directorate expects to order Light Multirole Vehicle (LMV) 4x4 protected vehicles from Iveco Latin America in July 2018, officials told Jane’s . A single contract will be placed for initial batches of 32, 77, a…
    - 18 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:30am -
  • newPart-passage of Malawian Referendum Bill indicates 2019 elections likely to go ahead; opposition coalition formation likely
    Event Malawi’s parliament on 13 December passed the Referendum Bill, which is one of six pieces of electoral reform legislation being introduced by President Peter Mutharika’s administration to move the country from the current first-past-the-po…
    - 18 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:30am -
  • newChina displays new armed unmanned surface vehicle
    China unveiled what it claims to be the world’s fastest armed unmanned surface vehicle (USV) during the All China Maritime Conference and Exhibition (Marintec China) held between 5 and 8 December in Shanghai. Citing the Science and Technology Dail…
    - 18 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:30am -
  • newSaudi Arabia's policy failures in Lebanon enhance most Lebanese parties’ incentives to co-operate with Hizbullah
    Key Points Saudi Arabia’s escalation in Lebanon by holding its Prime Minister Saad Hariri and compelling his resignation has had the unintended consequence that Lebanon’s government is now likely to work more closely with Hizbullah. Saudi Arabi…
    - 18 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 5:30am -

Russia Beyond The Headlines

  • RIR’s Top 5 cultural stories
    Did Indian aristocrats live in the Russian Empire?By Ilya SpectorIndian princes and people pretending to be Indian princes visited Russia several times during the 19th century. The last Maharaja of Punjab lived in Moscow for two years. How…
    - 10 May 17, 3:49pm -
  • RIR’s Top 5 science and technology stories
    Top Russian inventions that changed the worldBy Viktor KuzminRussian inventors have contributed generously to the development of global scientific thought. Many of their inventions have literally transformed the world, enabling us to enjoy such…
    - 28 Apr 17, 3:27pm -
  • RIR’s Top 5 economic stories
    Russia ready to “Make in India”by Natalia ShvabauerIn 2016, India was the partner country of INNOPROM, an international exhibition of industry and innovations, held in Russian city of Yekaterinburg. Russia and India need to restart EAE…
    - 27 Apr 17, 12:59pm -
  • RIR’s Top 5 defence stories
    1971 War: How Russia sank Nixon’s gunboat diplomacy by Rakesh SimhaMore than 45 years ago, India won a famous victory over Pakistan due to its brilliant soldiers, an unwavering political leadership, and strong diplomatic support from Moscow.…
    - 25 Apr 17, 5:52pm -
  • A new Russia for the new Indian
    Almost a decade and a half ago, when I applied for my first Russian visa from the consulate in Mumbai, I noticed the handful of people in the queue did not look like the kind of people I would invite for a cup of coffee (to put it mildly). They were…
    - 22 Apr 17, 2:40am -
  • Russia, India see eye-to-eye on terrorism - experts
    Moscow and New Delhi share a similar approach to addressing international terrorism and regularly hold consultations on the issue, yet this cooperation does not get accurately conveyed by the mass media, experts said at a video conference organised b…
    - 21 Apr 17, 1:58pm -
  • India, Russia to hold tri-service military drills
    India and Russia are planning to hold large-scale military exercises involving their armies, navies and air forces, TASS reported on April 19.“The Indra bilateral drills will for the first time be held with the participation of servicemen and mi…
    - 20 Apr 17, 2:56pm -
  • IAF uses Russian-made helicopters to douse Mount Abu fire
    The Indian Air Force (IAF) used Russia-made Mi-17V5 helicopters to douse a major fire in the tourist town of Mount Abu, DNA reported on its website.Two helicopters conducted 73 sorties and ferried water from Nakki lake to spray over the fire ravag…
    - 20 Apr 17, 2:03pm -
  • Sister cities: Moscow and Delhi agree to push for more economic engagement
    Senior officials from Moscow and Delhi have agreed to work towards broadening the economic engagement between the two sister cities. The sides discussed the inter-city cooperation at a session of the Business Council for Cooperation with India that…
    - 19 Apr 17, 5:51pm -
  • Indians to get visa-free access to the Russian Far East
    Indian citizens will soon be able to visit certain cities in the Russian Far East without a visa. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, on April 18, approved the list of 18 countries, including India, whose citizens would not need to undergo the us…
    - 19 Apr 17, 3:20pm -
  • Bangladesh explores economic tie-up with Leningrad Region
    Bangladesh, which celebrates the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Russia this year, is exploring a wider economic tie-up with the Leningrad Region.The sides discussed a series of measures when Bangladeshi Foreign M…
    - 18 Apr 17, 3:48pm -
  • How Ukraine’s new Antonov aircraft may create problems for Russia and India
    Ukraine may be coming apart at the seams but the country marked a geopolitical milestone when the Antonov AN-132D, the first Ukrainian plane built without Russian components, took to the air on March 31.An evolution of the hardy AN-32 turboprop, th…
    - 18 Apr 17, 2:09pm -
  • Sberbank looks to finance direct import of Russian gold to India
    Sberbank is looking to finance the direct import of gold to India, Aleksei Kechko, Managing Director of the Russian’s bank’s Indian subsidiary Sberin, told the Free Press Journal in an interview on April 13.“We think we could easily import g…
    - 17 Apr 17, 7:42pm -
  • RIR-ICWA joint roundtable on Russia-India security cooperation
    On Wednesday, April 19, the Russia & India Report and the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) will hold a panel discussion on Indo-Russian cooperation in the fight against global terrorism and ensuring stability in Afghanistan, Central Asia and…
    - 17 Apr 17, 4:36pm -
  • Why Indian students choose Russian medical schools
    According to a study done by the Higher School of Economics, in the beginning of 2016 there were 237,000 foreign students in Russian colleges, making up five per cent of the student body. Medicine is one of the areas that enjoys a high demand among I…
    - 17 Apr 17, 2:55pm -
  • Indian reflections on Russian Orthodox Easter
    Christians around the world, and across denominations, celebrate Easter on the same day this year, April 16. As a sworn agnostic, I see the cultural beauty in all religious festivals and love the fact that many time-honoured traditions are followed…
    - 16 Apr 17, 2:40am -
  • Russia and India: 70 years of friendship is just the beginning
    On April 13, 2017, Russia and India celebrated 70 years of diplomatic relations. Everyone knows that these relations have always been, even in the most complicated times, characterized by the spirit of pure friendship. But this anniversary is not onl…
    - 14 Apr 17, 6:45pm -
  • Russians treat Indians like their brothers and sisters – top academician
    Russia’s ties with India are characterised by strong people-to-people relations, and Russians treat Indians like their own “brothers and sisters,” a leading Russian academician said at a roundtable hosted by the Russian State University for the…
    - 14 Apr 17, 3:36pm -
  • Did Indian aristocrats live in the Russian Empire?
    At the end of the 19th century there were persistent rumours in India that legendary Maratha aristocrat and fighter Nana Sahib was still alive. The worst enemy of the British Raj in India disappeared after the fall of Kanpur. All the other leaders of…
    - 14 Apr 17, 3:07pm -
  • Putin, Modi exchange greetings on 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties
    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on April 13, exchanged greetings on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.In a letter to Indian Presiden…
    - 13 Apr 17, 6:01pm -
  • Gazprom to help ensure Indian energy security from 2018
    Russian gas giant Gazprom will begin supplying 2.5 million metric tonnes (mt) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) annually to India from 2018, Yuri Sentyurin, Russia’s Deputy Minister of Energy, told RIA Novosti on April 12.Gazprom's subsidiary Gazpro…
    - 13 Apr 17, 5:12pm -
  • What are the obstacles that hamper Indo-Russian ties?
    2017 is special for both India and Russia as the countries mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties. Moscow and New Delhi established diplomatic relations on April 13, 1947, four months before India gained independence from t…
    - 13 Apr 17, 2:12pm -
  • China snubs Russian request for RIC Defence Ministers meeting
    China has rejected a Russian request to hold a trilateral meeting at the level of defence ministers with India in Moscow, sources close to the Indian and Russian government told RIR on April 12.The proposed meeting would have been held on April 25…
    - 12 Apr 17, 3:29pm -
  • 25 years of daredevil aerobatics: Berkuts mark silver anniversary
    - 11 Apr 17, 5:28pm -
  • Russia-India intellectual property agreement on the cards - Rospatent head
    Russia and India will sign an intellectual property rights protection agreement later in the year, Grigory Ivliev, head of the Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent), told RIR in an interview in New Delhi on April 7.“Russia…
    - 11 Apr 17, 4:02pm -
  • Tu-142M aircraft to be converted into a museum in Vishakapatnam
    A decommissioned Indian Navy anti-submarine aircraft Tu-142M will be turned into a museum, the Deccan Herald reported on April 9.The Indian Navy has been using 8 Tu-142M anti-submarine aircraft since 1988. Now the planes will be replaced by America…
    - 11 Apr 17, 2:19pm -
  • Surgical striker: How the BrahMos is becoming India’s war winner
    There’s a reason why rocket scientist Sivathanu Pillai likes to describe the BrahMos cruise missile as the “Brahmastra for the Indian armed forces.” Although the supersonic BrahMos is not quite in the same league as the weapon of Lord Brahma, i…
    - 10 Apr 17, 3:46pm -
  • Roscosmos, ISRO to jointly collect satellite data
    Russia's Roscosmos state corporation and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have agreed to jointly collect data using the Glonass system and India’a regional satellite system, Sputnik News reported on its website.Sergey Savelyev, deput…
    - 10 Apr 17, 3:21pm -
  • Famous Indian sand artist to take part in Moscow championship
    India’s most famous sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik will take part in the 10th Moscow Sand Art Championship, the IANS news agency reported on April 9.The artist from Odisha, who won the gold medal in Moscow in 2016 for his sand sculpture of Mahatma…
    - 10 Apr 17, 2:24pm -
  • From Leh to St. Petersburg: How Pashmina shawls reached 19th century Russia
    Ever since Afanasy Nikitin documented his 15th century voyage to India, Russian Tsars wanted to establish direct trade links with India. Products from India managed to reach Russia via Astrakhan, where an Indian community sprang up, and through the o…
    - 8 Apr 17, 2:45am -
  • Lucknow children’s film festival screens Russian cartoons
    Several Russian animation movies are being screened at the International Children’s Film Festival in Lucknow.The Russian films at the festival (which is being held until April 13) include Marapatsutsa (2016), The Suitcase (2016), Giraffe (2016) a…
    - 7 Apr 17, 6:43pm -
  • Nuclear power flagship of ties with India - Russian Deputy Minister
    Cooperation in the field of nuclear power is driving Indo-Russian economic ties, Russian Deputy Minister for Economic Development Oleg Fomichev said on April 7.“Successful collaboration in the atomic power sector is the flagship of the Indo-Russi…
    - 7 Apr 17, 6:25pm -
  • Victory Day Parade rehearsals conducted near Moscow
    - 7 Apr 17, 5:49pm -
  • Alrosa looks to expand India presence
    Russia’s largest diamond producer Alrosa is pondering over opening a representative office in Mumbai, its Chief Executive Sergey Ivanov told TASS on April 7.The decision will be made within a few months, Ivanov said.Media reports in March 2017…
    - 7 Apr 17, 3:11pm -
  • Boris Lisanevich: The Russian who “opened” Nepal for tourism
    Nepal, with its stunning nature and antique Hindu and Buddhist traditions, is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia. However, until the beginning of 1950s Nepal was a “Terra Incognita” for foreigners, with the exception of Indi…
    - 6 Apr 17, 4:15pm -
  • Indian passengers help Russian family robbed in a train
    Indian passengers on a train from Maharashtra to Haryana came to the aid of a Russian family that was robbed at night, Hindustan Times reports.According to the report, Alexander Mareshev and his family boarded a train for Ambala from Manmad in Maha…
    - 6 Apr 17, 3:38pm -
  • India to finance Bangladeshi purchase of Russian arms and spares
    In a sign of growing cooperation between New Delhi, Dhaka and Moscow, India will finance Bangladesh’s purchase of Russian weapons and spare parts, sources close to the situation told RIR on April 6.India will extend a line of credit of $500 milli…
    - 6 Apr 17, 1:53pm -
  • Kudankulam first unit comes under total Indian management
    The first unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project  (KNPP) is now completely under the management of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL), Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation said on April 6.In a press note, Rosatom sa…
    - 6 Apr 17, 1:33pm -
  • Russia approves joint venture with India for helicopter production - report
    The Russian government has given a formal approval for a joint venture between Russian Helicopters and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) to manufacture 200 Kamov-226T helicopters, The Tribune reported on April 5, citing top sources in the Indian Minis…
    - 5 Apr 17, 5:42pm -
  • Rusal forms Indian JV to produce high-tech aluminium pastes
    Rusal, one of the world's largest aluminium producers, and Mumbai-based Runaya Metsource LLP, a company promoted by the principal shareholders of Vedanta, signed an agreement to establish a joint venture (JV) in India, the Russian company said in a p…
    - 5 Apr 17, 3:24pm -
  • Moscow, New Delhi bat for tie-ups between Russian and Indian media
    Senior Russian and Indian officials have called for greater interaction and collaboration between the media in the two countries. On April 3 the countries held their first ever media roundtable in New Delhi. The Russian delegation to the programme…
    - 4 Apr 17, 6:20pm -
  • India to release docu film to mark 70 years of diplomatic ties with Russia
    The Indian External Affairs Ministry will release a documentary film to mark the 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic ties with Russia, Business Standard reported on April 3.The film will be screened on April 13, the day New Delhi and Mo…
    - 4 Apr 17, 3:22pm -
  • Russia to award 20 nuclear engineering scholarships to Bangladeshi students
    At least 20 Bangladesh students will receive scholarships to study nuclear engineering, Alexander Demin, Director of the Russian Center of Science and Culture (RCSC) in Dhaka, told RIR on April 3.The scholarships, sponsored by Russian state nuclear…
    - 4 Apr 17, 1:47pm -
  • Modi offers condolences to families of victims of St. Petersburg blast
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has offered his condolences to the families of the victims of the April 3 bomb blast in St. Petersburg.“Deeply saddened by the loss of lives in the blasts at St. Petersburg metro,” Modi posted on Twitter. “…
    - 3 Apr 17, 8:32pm -
  • New Development Bank to work closely with BRICS Business Council
    The New Development Bank (NDB), one of the flagship institutions of BRICS, will work closely with the BRICS Business Council.  Senior executives from the bank met members of the council in New Delhi, where the NDB held its second annual meeting on M…
    - 3 Apr 17, 7:47pm -
  • Russian Railways to sign Nagpur-Secunderabad line modernisation contract
    JSC Russian Railways will soon sign a contract with India’s Railway Ministry to modernise the Nagpur-Secunderabad line, Alexander Misharin, first Vice-President of Russian Railways, told TASS on March 31.Trains on the 575-km line will run at a sp…
    - 3 Apr 17, 5:59pm -
  • Moscow’s Sindhi community celebrates Cheti Chand
    The Sindhi Community in Moscow ushered in ‘Cheti Chand,’ the Sindhi New Year, on April 1. The celebration, held at the Lunacharsky cultural centre, was attended by Indian expatriates as well as Russians based in the capital.Cheti Chand is celeb…
    - 3 Apr 17, 4:06pm -
  • The Foxbat that buzzed Pakistan 20 years ago
    In May 1997 a MiG-25R aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) flew deep into Pakistani airspace on a reconnaissance mission, photographed sensitive defence sites and broke the sound barrier, sending a powerful sonic boom over Islamabad. Before the Pak…
    - 3 Apr 17, 3:35pm -
  • North South Corridor moves closer to reality - report
    The International North South Transportation Corridor is almost ready and a dry run of containers will be conducted in the next fortnight, the Economic Times reported on April 3.The modalities of making the corridor functional were discussed at a…
    - 3 Apr 17, 1:30pm -
  • Coincidences and connections: 4 unusual links between Russia and India
    While there are deep-rooted connections between Russia and India that may even stretch back to the Vedic era, certain common words and names that we find in both countries are nothing but coincidences. Some links warrant far greater research, while o…
    - 1 Apr 17, 2:40am -

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  • newPreparing for Operational Service, B-1B Fires LRASM in Salvo

    Preparing for Operational Service, B-1B Fires LRASM in Salvo

    Lockheed Martin successfully launched production-configuration Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASM) from a U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bomber. to be integrated onboard the U.S. Air Force's B-1B in 2018 and on the U.S. Navy's F/A-18E/F in 2019, LRASM…
    - 3 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 8:03pm -
  • newAutonomous Guidance and Landing for Helicopters Tested by Airbus

    Autonomous Guidance and Landing for Helicopters Tested by Airbus

    Airbus' EAGLE vision system began flight testing on ab H225 helicopter flying testbed. The system improves situational awareness and reduces the pilot’s workload by automating and securing approaches, take-off, and landing. Photo: Airbus
    - 4 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 7:10pm -
  • newMarines Try Out Fully Autonomous Helicopters

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