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  • newRussia, India Shake Hands on Production of 200 Ka-226 Helicopters for New Delhi
    SOURCE: SPUTNIK Russia will supply India with 200 Ka-226 helicopters under a contract worth over $1 billion, the head of Russia’s Rostec corporation said Thursday. “We have signed a contract with India for joint production of Ka-226 helicop…
    - 12 hours ago 28 Apr 17, 3:08pm -
  • newSukma attack: Another Maoist’s body recovered, death toll at 11
    SOURCE: ANI The police has recovered the body of another Maoist from the Sukma attack site in Burkapal, taking their death toll to 11.Earlier, it was reported that as many as ten Maoists were killed and five injured in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district…
    - 12 hours ago 28 Apr 17, 3:05pm -
  • newUS should review its options for dealing with Pakistan: Experts
    SOURCE: PTI The US should review its options for dealing with Pakistan, including taking unilateral actions against terrorist safe havens in the country, if it does not cease its support to the militant outfits attacking neighbours like India, emine…
    - 12 hours ago 28 Apr 17, 3:04pm -
  • newKerala ‘IS man’ refutes deaths in Afghan blast
    SOURCE: THE HINDU Ashfak Majeed, 27, one among the 21 youth from the State who was reported to have joined the Islamic State nearly a year ago, has in a recent communication termed “fake” media reports suggesting that at least 13 Indians were kil…
    - 12 hours ago 28 Apr 17, 3:04pm -
  • newAnger In Kashmir Valley After Blackout On Social Media
    SOURCE: NDTV There is anger in the Kashmir Valley after the state government blocked 22 social media and instant messaging sites on Wednesday in a bid to prevent street protests. While popular sites and messaging services as Facebook, YouTube, Whats…
    - 12 hours ago 28 Apr 17, 3:04pm -

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  • newHHIC lays keel for South Korea's second helicopter carrier
    South Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC) has begun assembly work on the second Dokdo-class landing platform helicopter (LPH) on order for the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN), the country's Defense Acquisition Program Adm…
    - 19 hours ago 28 Apr 17, 8:30am -
  • newMMEA rebrands service as 'Malaysia Coast Guard'
    The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) is now formally known as the Malaysia Coast Guard, a senior service official has confirmed during his presentation at the Maritime Security and Coastal Surveillance conference in Jakarta. The rebrandi…
    - 19 hours ago 28 Apr 17, 8:30am -
  • newAirbus profits slump by 52% in first quarter
    European aircraft manufacturer Airbus Group released its financial results for the first quarter (Q1) of 2017 on 27 April, reporting revenue for the period of EUR13.0 billion (USD14.2 billion) and earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of EUR852 m…
    - 19 hours ago 28 Apr 17, 8:30am -
  • newKawasaki posts decline in sales and earnings
    Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has attributed declines in sales and earnings in fiscal year (FY) 2016/17 to the appreciation of the yen and a decline in profits in the shipbuilding and aerospace domains. KHI said in statements published on 27 April…
    - 20 hours ago 28 Apr 17, 7:30am -
  • newZenit shipyard launches fourth Project 250-class patrol ship for Kazakh navy
    Kazakhstan's Zenit shipyard has launched the fourth Kazakhstan (Project 250)-class patrol ship on order for the country's navy, according to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in Astana. Named Mangystau , the 42.2 m-long vessel, which is also locally ref…
    - 20 hours ago 28 Apr 17, 7:30am -
  • newTrump warns of 'possible major conflict' with North Korea
    US president Donald Trump has warned that a "major conflict" with North Korea is possible over the northeast Asian country's nuclear and ballistic missile programmes. Speaking to the Reuters news agency on 27 April, Trump said that he wanted to reso…
    - 20 hours ago 28 Apr 17, 7:30am -
  • newMalaysia conducts trials of 30 mm naval gun from first-of-class NGPC
    Key Points The Malaysian Coast Guard has conducted test firings of a 30 mm Turkish-made naval gun system from a newly inducted platform Tests brings the first-of-class New Generation Patrol Craft closer towards full operational capability with the…
    - 20 hours ago 28 Apr 17, 7:30am -
  • newHanwha Techwin set for restructuring
    South Korean company Hanwha Techwin announced plans on 27 April to spin off some of its business activities into separate subsidiaries to promote the group’s competitiveness in domestic and international markets. In a filing to the Korean Exchange…
    - 20 hours ago 28 Apr 17, 7:30am -
  • newIndonesia to receive three new 120 m LSTs by 2018
    Indonesian shipbuilder PT Daya Radar Utama has received a contract to construct three 120 m landing ship tank (LST) platforms for the Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL), an official from the company confirmed with Ja…
    - 20 hours ago 28 Apr 17, 7:30am -
  • newUTC reports higher Pratt & Whitney sales
    US-based United Technologies Corporation (UTC) published results from its first financial quarter of 2017 on 26 April, showing a 4.7% rise in sales at military aircraft engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney (P&W), which generated USD3.8 billion in reve…
    - 20 hours ago 28 Apr 17, 7:30am -

Russia Beyond The Headlines

  • newRIR’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…
    - 12 hours ago 28 Apr 17, 3:27pm -
  • RIR’s Top 5 economic stories
    Russia ready to “Make in India”by Natalia ShvabauerIn 2016, India was the partner country of INNOPROM, an international exhibition of industry and innovations, held in Russian city of Yekaterinburg. Russia and India need to restart EAE…
    - 2 days ago 27 Apr 17, 12:59pm -
  • RIR’s Top 5 defence stories
    1971 War: How Russia sank Nixon’s gunboat diplomacy by Rakesh SimhaMore than 45 years ago, India won a famous victory over Pakistan due to its brilliant soldiers, an unwavering political leadership, and strong diplomatic support from Moscow.…
    - 3 days ago 25 Apr 17, 5:52pm -
  • A new Russia for the new Indian
    Almost a decade and a half ago, when I applied for my first Russian visa from the consulate in Mumbai, I noticed the handful of people in the queue did not look like the kind of people I would invite for a cup of coffee (to put it mildly). They were…
    - 7 days ago 22 Apr 17, 2:40am -
  • Russia, India see eye-to-eye on terrorism - experts
    Moscow and New Delhi share a similar approach to addressing international terrorism and regularly hold consultations on the issue, yet this cooperation does not get accurately conveyed by the mass media, experts said at a video conference organised b…
    - 8 days ago 21 Apr 17, 1:58pm -
  • India, Russia to hold tri-service military drills
    India and Russia are planning to hold large-scale military exercises involving their armies, navies and air forces, TASS reported on April 19.“The Indra bilateral drills will for the first time be held with the participation of servicemen and mi…
    - 9 days ago 20 Apr 17, 2:56pm -
  • IAF uses Russian-made helicopters to douse Mount Abu fire
    The Indian Air Force (IAF) used Russia-made Mi-17V5 helicopters to douse a major fire in the tourist town of Mount Abu, DNA reported on its website.Two helicopters conducted 73 sorties and ferried water from Nakki lake to spray over the fire ravag…
    - 9 days ago 20 Apr 17, 2:03pm -
  • Sister cities: Moscow and Delhi agree to push for more economic engagement
    Senior officials from Moscow and Delhi have agreed to work towards broadening the economic engagement between the two sister cities. The sides discussed the inter-city cooperation at a session of the Business Council for Cooperation with India that…
    - 9 days ago 19 Apr 17, 5:51pm -
  • Indians to get visa-free access to the Russian Far East
    Indian citizens will soon be able to visit certain cities in the Russian Far East without a visa. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, on April 18, approved the list of 18 countries, including India, whose citizens would not need to undergo the us…
    - 9 days ago 19 Apr 17, 3:20pm -
  • Bangladesh explores economic tie-up with Leningrad Region
    Bangladesh, which celebrates the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Russia this year, is exploring a wider economic tie-up with the Leningrad Region.The sides discussed a series of measures when Bangladeshi Foreign M…
    - 10 days ago 18 Apr 17, 3:48pm -
  • How Ukraine’s new Antonov aircraft may create problems for Russia and India
    Ukraine may be coming apart at the seams but the country marked a geopolitical milestone when the Antonov AN-132D, the first Ukrainian plane built without Russian components, took to the air on March 31.An evolution of the hardy AN-32 turboprop, th…
    - 11 days ago 18 Apr 17, 2:09pm -
  • Sberbank looks to finance direct import of Russian gold to India
    Sberbank is looking to finance the direct import of gold to India, Aleksei Kechko, Managing Director of the Russian’s bank’s Indian subsidiary Sberin, told the Free Press Journal in an interview on April 13.“We think we could easily import g…
    - 11 days ago 17 Apr 17, 7:42pm -
  • RIR-ICWA joint roundtable on Russia-India security cooperation
    On Wednesday, April 19, the Russia & India Report and the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) will hold a panel discussion on Indo-Russian cooperation in the fight against global terrorism and ensuring stability in Afghanistan, Central Asia and…
    - 11 days ago 17 Apr 17, 4:36pm -
  • Why Indian students choose Russian medical schools
    According to a study done by the Higher School of Economics, in the beginning of 2016 there were 237,000 foreign students in Russian colleges, making up five per cent of the student body. Medicine is one of the areas that enjoys a high demand among I…
    - 12 days ago 17 Apr 17, 2:55pm -
  • Indian reflections on Russian Orthodox Easter
    Christians around the world, and across denominations, celebrate Easter on the same day this year, April 16. As a sworn agnostic, I see the cultural beauty in all religious festivals and love the fact that many time-honoured traditions are followed…
    - 13 days ago 16 Apr 17, 2:40am -
  • Russia and India: 70 years of friendship is just the beginning
    On April 13, 2017, Russia and India celebrated 70 years of diplomatic relations. Everyone knows that these relations have always been, even in the most complicated times, characterized by the spirit of pure friendship. But this anniversary is not onl…
    - 14 days ago 14 Apr 17, 6:45pm -
  • Russians treat Indians like their brothers and sisters – top academician
    Russia’s ties with India are characterised by strong people-to-people relations, and Russians treat Indians like their own “brothers and sisters,” a leading Russian academician said at a roundtable hosted by the Russian State University for the…
    - 14 days ago 14 Apr 17, 3:36pm -
  • Did Indian aristocrats live in the Russian Empire?
    At the end of the 19th century there were persistent rumours in India that legendary Maratha aristocrat and fighter Nana Sahib was still alive. The worst enemy of the British Raj in India disappeared after the fall of Kanpur. All the other leaders of…
    - 15 days ago 14 Apr 17, 3:07pm -
  • Putin, Modi exchange greetings on 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties
    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on April 13, exchanged greetings on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.In a letter to Indian Presiden…
    - 15 days ago 13 Apr 17, 6:01pm -
  • Gazprom to help ensure Indian energy security from 2018
    Russian gas giant Gazprom will begin supplying 2.5 million metric tonnes (mt) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) annually to India from 2018, Yuri Sentyurin, Russia’s Deputy Minister of Energy, told RIA Novosti on April 12.Gazprom's subsidiary Gazpro…
    - 15 days ago 13 Apr 17, 5:12pm -
  • What are the obstacles that hamper Indo-Russian ties?
    2017 is special for both India and Russia as the countries mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties. Moscow and New Delhi established diplomatic relations on April 13, 1947, four months before India gained independence from t…
    - 16 days ago 13 Apr 17, 2:12pm -
  • China snubs Russian request for RIC Defence Ministers meeting
    China has rejected a Russian request to hold a trilateral meeting at the level of defence ministers with India in Moscow, sources close to the Indian and Russian government told RIR on April 12.The proposed meeting would have been held on April 25…
    - 16 days ago 12 Apr 17, 3:29pm -
  • 25 years of daredevil aerobatics: Berkuts mark silver anniversary
    - 17 days ago 11 Apr 17, 5:28pm -
  • Russia-India intellectual property agreement on the cards - Rospatent head
    Russia and India will sign an intellectual property rights protection agreement later in the year, Grigory Ivliev, head of the Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent), told RIR in an interview in New Delhi on April 7.“Russia…
    - 17 days ago 11 Apr 17, 4:02pm -
  • Tu-142M aircraft to be converted into a museum in Vishakapatnam
    A decommissioned Indian Navy anti-submarine aircraft Tu-142M will be turned into a museum, the Deccan Herald reported on April 9.The Indian Navy has been using 8 Tu-142M anti-submarine aircraft since 1988. Now the planes will be replaced by America…
    - 18 days ago 11 Apr 17, 2:19pm -
  • Surgical striker: How the BrahMos is becoming India’s war winner
    There’s a reason why rocket scientist Sivathanu Pillai likes to describe the BrahMos cruise missile as the “Brahmastra for the Indian armed forces.” Although the supersonic BrahMos is not quite in the same league as the weapon of Lord Brahma, i…
    - 18 days ago 10 Apr 17, 3:46pm -
  • Roscosmos, ISRO to jointly collect satellite data
    Russia's Roscosmos state corporation and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have agreed to jointly collect data using the Glonass system and India’a regional satellite system, Sputnik News reported on its website.Sergey Savelyev, deput…
    - 18 days ago 10 Apr 17, 3:21pm -
  • Famous Indian sand artist to take part in Moscow championship
    India’s most famous sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik will take part in the 10th Moscow Sand Art Championship, the IANS news agency reported on April 9.The artist from Odisha, who won the gold medal in Moscow in 2016 for his sand sculpture of Mahatma…
    - 19 days ago 10 Apr 17, 2:24pm -
  • From Leh to St. Petersburg: How Pashmina shawls reached 19th century Russia
    Ever since Afanasy Nikitin documented his 15th century voyage to India, Russian Tsars wanted to establish direct trade links with India. Products from India managed to reach Russia via Astrakhan, where an Indian community sprang up, and through the o…
    - 21 days ago 8 Apr 17, 2:45am -
  • Lucknow children’s film festival screens Russian cartoons
    Several Russian animation movies are being screened at the International Children’s Film Festival in Lucknow.The Russian films at the festival (which is being held until April 13) include Marapatsutsa (2016), The Suitcase (2016), Giraffe (2016) a…
    - 21 days ago 7 Apr 17, 6:43pm -
  • Nuclear power flagship of ties with India - Russian Deputy Minister
    Cooperation in the field of nuclear power is driving Indo-Russian economic ties, Russian Deputy Minister for Economic Development Oleg Fomichev said on April 7.“Successful collaboration in the atomic power sector is the flagship of the Indo-Russi…
    - 21 days ago 7 Apr 17, 6:25pm -
  • Victory Day Parade rehearsals conducted near Moscow
    - 21 days ago 7 Apr 17, 5:49pm -
  • Alrosa looks to expand India presence
    Russia’s largest diamond producer Alrosa is pondering over opening a representative office in Mumbai, its Chief Executive Sergey Ivanov told TASS on April 7.The decision will be made within a few months, Ivanov said.Media reports in March 2017…
    - 21 days ago 7 Apr 17, 3:11pm -
  • Boris Lisanevich: The Russian who “opened” Nepal for tourism
    Nepal, with its stunning nature and antique Hindu and Buddhist traditions, is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia. However, until the beginning of 1950s Nepal was a “Terra Incognita” for foreigners, with the exception of Indi…
    - 22 days ago 6 Apr 17, 4:15pm -
  • Indian passengers help Russian family robbed in a train
    Indian passengers on a train from Maharashtra to Haryana came to the aid of a Russian family that was robbed at night, Hindustan Times reports.According to the report, Alexander Mareshev and his family boarded a train for Ambala from Manmad in Maha…
    - 22 days ago 6 Apr 17, 3:38pm -
  • India to finance Bangladeshi purchase of Russian arms and spares
    In a sign of growing cooperation between New Delhi, Dhaka and Moscow, India will finance Bangladesh’s purchase of Russian weapons and spare parts, sources close to the situation told RIR on April 6.India will extend a line of credit of $500 milli…
    - 23 days ago 6 Apr 17, 1:53pm -
  • Kudankulam first unit comes under total Indian management
    The first unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project  (KNPP) is now completely under the management of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL), Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation said on April 6.In a press note, Rosatom sa…
    - 23 days ago 6 Apr 17, 1:33pm -
  • Russia approves joint venture with India for helicopter production - report
    The Russian government has given a formal approval for a joint venture between Russian Helicopters and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) to manufacture 200 Kamov-226T helicopters, The Tribune reported on April 5, citing top sources in the Indian Minis…
    - 23 days ago 5 Apr 17, 5:42pm -
  • Rusal forms Indian JV to produce high-tech aluminium pastes
    Rusal, one of the world's largest aluminium producers, and Mumbai-based Runaya Metsource LLP, a company promoted by the principal shareholders of Vedanta, signed an agreement to establish a joint venture (JV) in India, the Russian company said in a p…
    - 23 days ago 5 Apr 17, 3:24pm -
  • Moscow, New Delhi bat for tie-ups between Russian and Indian media
    Senior Russian and Indian officials have called for greater interaction and collaboration between the media in the two countries. On April 3 the countries held their first ever media roundtable in New Delhi. The Russian delegation to the programme…
    - 24 days ago 4 Apr 17, 6:20pm -
  • India to release docu film to mark 70 years of diplomatic ties with Russia
    The Indian External Affairs Ministry will release a documentary film to mark the 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic ties with Russia, Business Standard reported on April 3.The film will be screened on April 13, the day New Delhi and Mo…
    - 24 days ago 4 Apr 17, 3:22pm -
  • Russia to award 20 nuclear engineering scholarships to Bangladeshi students
    At least 20 Bangladesh students will receive scholarships to study nuclear engineering, Alexander Demin, Director of the Russian Center of Science and Culture (RCSC) in Dhaka, told RIR on April 3.The scholarships, sponsored by Russian state nuclear…
    - 25 days ago 4 Apr 17, 1:47pm -
  • Modi offers condolences to families of victims of St. Petersburg blast
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has offered his condolences to the families of the victims of the April 3 bomb blast in St. Petersburg.“Deeply saddened by the loss of lives in the blasts at St. Petersburg metro,” Modi posted on Twitter. “…
    - 25 days ago 3 Apr 17, 8:32pm -
  • New Development Bank to work closely with BRICS Business Council
    The New Development Bank (NDB), one of the flagship institutions of BRICS, will work closely with the BRICS Business Council.  Senior executives from the bank met members of the council in New Delhi, where the NDB held its second annual meeting on M…
    - 25 days ago 3 Apr 17, 7:47pm -
  • Russian Railways to sign Nagpur-Secunderabad line modernisation contract
    JSC Russian Railways will soon sign a contract with India’s Railway Ministry to modernise the Nagpur-Secunderabad line, Alexander Misharin, first Vice-President of Russian Railways, told TASS on March 31.Trains on the 575-km line will run at a sp…
    - 25 days ago 3 Apr 17, 5:59pm -
  • Moscow’s Sindhi community celebrates Cheti Chand
    The Sindhi Community in Moscow ushered in ‘Cheti Chand,’ the Sindhi New Year, on April 1. The celebration, held at the Lunacharsky cultural centre, was attended by Indian expatriates as well as Russians based in the capital.Cheti Chand is celeb…
    - 25 days ago 3 Apr 17, 4:06pm -
  • The Foxbat that buzzed Pakistan 20 years ago
    In May 1997 a MiG-25R aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) flew deep into Pakistani airspace on a reconnaissance mission, photographed sensitive defence sites and broke the sound barrier, sending a powerful sonic boom over Islamabad. Before the Pak…
    - 25 days ago 3 Apr 17, 3:35pm -
  • North South Corridor moves closer to reality - report
    The International North South Transportation Corridor is almost ready and a dry run of containers will be conducted in the next fortnight, the Economic Times reported on April 3.The modalities of making the corridor functional were discussed at a…
    - 26 days ago 3 Apr 17, 1:30pm -
  • Coincidences and connections: 4 unusual links between Russia and India
    While there are deep-rooted connections between Russia and India that may even stretch back to the Vedic era, certain common words and names that we find in both countries are nothing but coincidences. Some links warrant far greater research, while o…
    - 28 days ago 1 Apr 17, 2:40am -
  • SCO members approve draft on anti-terror strategy
    Representatives of special services of the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) have approved a draft convention on combating extremism and terrorism at the meeting in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Li Wei, the Vice Minister of Public…
    - 28 days ago 31 Mar 17, 7:34pm -

Defense-update.com

  • Visit at Ground Zero – From the MOAB Attack Site in Afghanistan

    Visit at Ground Zero – From the MOAB Attack Site in Afghanistan

    There has been intense media coverage of the US Military’s Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) strike on April 13, 2017 in Nangarhar, Afghanistan. On the 15th April, Afghanistan’s defense ministry reported the death of 94 militants including 4 majo…
    - 1 day ago 28 Apr 17, 12:47am -
  • Aerial Surveillance to Boost Security, Fight Drug Lords in Mexico

    Aerial Surveillance to Boost Security, Fight Drug Lords in Mexico

    The Mexican military and security forces are fielding an integrated network of intelligence gathering, surveillance and response capabilities designed to bolster homeland security and combat narco-trafficking.
    - 4 days ago 24 Apr 17, 3:17pm -
  • British F-35B to Carry Meteor Missiles from 2024

    British F-35B to Carry Meteor Missiles from 2024

    The United Kingdom is preparing its F-35 Lightning II to carry and operate the Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) as its principal long-range air/air weapon.
    - 7 days ago 21 Apr 17, 8:36pm -
  • Metro Skyways’s Autonomous Flying Car Could Fly in Five Years

    Metro Skyways’s Autonomous Flying Car Could Fly in Five Years

    Metro Skyways Ltd. (MSL), a subsidiary of Israel’s Urban Aeronautics company is set to embark on a five-year development of the CityHawk – an optionally-autonomous flying car. Urban Aeronautics’ CEO Rafi Yoeli told Defense-Update his company is…
    - 10 days ago 18 Apr 17, 9:53pm -
  • MOAB Strike in Nangarhar Kills at Least 36 ISIS Operatives

    MOAB Strike in Nangarhar Kills at Least 36 ISIS Operatives

    The U.S. forces in Afghanistan conducted yesterday a strike on a tunnel complex built by the Islamic State's Khorasan (ISIS-K) terrorist organization. The strike used a 21,500 pound GBU-43 bomb dropped from an Air-Force Special-Operations Command (AF…
    - 14 days ago 15 Apr 17, 2:24am -

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