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  • 2+2 Dialogue: India buying Russain missile system part of talks but not primary focus, says Mike Pompeo

    Washington: India buying a missile defence system from Russia and oil from Iran would be part of the 2+2 dialogue, but not the talks’ primary focus, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said. Pompeo and Defence Secretary Jim Mattis are headed to India for the talks tomorrow with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. This is the inaugural 2+2 dialogue between the

  • BRICS 2018: India-Russia discuss bilateral trade, defence

    Johannesburg: India and Russia discussed a host of bilateral issues, including cooperation in defence during a meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin that ended here early on Friday on the margins of the 2018 BRICS Summit.

  • BRAHMOS joint venture: A prominent role model between India & Russia

    Defence cooperation is an important keystone of the India-Russia strategic partnership. The longstanding time-tested relationship is guided by the programme for Military Technical Cooperation signed between the two nations to further develop and strengthen the defence requirements of the two countries. The synergistic defence and military-technical relationship has progressed from a purely buyer-seller relationship to joint research, design development and production of state-of-the-art military platforms.

  • Russia wooed but China a hard nut to crack

    The tinge of disappointment in some quarters in India over China’s lack of receptivity to condemning Pakistan’s cross-border terror at the BRICS summit of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa in Goa was misplaced and unjustified. The foreign policy formulations in China are based on strategic imperatives as perceived by them and are well thought out. There is indeed no place for sudden change of heart because they are based on cold, clinical

  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) greets Prime Minister Narenda Modi during a meeting in Ufa on Wednesday ahead of the start of a summit of the BRICS emerging economies. AFP

    India, Russia defence talks make sense

    It did not make much difference but to keep the Indian rulers in good humour, the Obama administration made a departure from its past practice and modified the military logistics agreement, Logistics Support Agreement (LSA) to Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA). The USA has a standard draft text of military logistics agreement to be signed by the countries. Since the Obama administration badly needed on their side and was also aware

  • Narendra Modi

    Russia visit to deepen bilateral ties: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi : Ahead of his two-day Russia visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed hope that
    the visit would deepen bilateral ties between the two nations.

  • Modi-Putin talks: 12 new n-reactors in India, 20 agreements inked 

    New Delhi: Nuclear energy cooperation between India and Russia got a major boost with both sides Thursday inking a vision document for the construction of 12 Russia-built nuclear units in India over the next two decades as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin held summit talks here.