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  • A positive outcome

    The low-key visit of the Russian President Vladimir Putin last week had a high point which could prove vital in defending India in case of an enemy attack. The acquisition of S-400 air defence missile systems at a cost of $5.43 billion was the highlight of the visit, though both sides were at pains not to broadcast the fact. Rated as the world’s most advanced long-range air defence system, even better than

  • PM Narendra Modi shows Russia President Vladimir Putin rendition of Gandhi’s favourite bhajan

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday showed Russian President Vladimir Putin a video of a rendition of Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite bhajan ‘Vaishnav Jan To’ by a Russian artiste on a mobile phone – a gesture that reflected the close friendship between the two leaders. A clip of Modi showing the video to Putin, during the lunch hosted by the prime minister for the Russian president, was posted by Ministry of External Affairs

  • Indian cos eye stake in gas projects, oilfields in Russia

    New Delhi: Indian energy firms are eyeing stake in oilfields in Russia’s Pechora and Okhotsk Seas as well as developing the LNG project in the former communist nation, a statement issued after talks between visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi said. The two sides are also looking at the possibility of building a gas pipeline from Russia to India to supply energy, the joint statement said.

  • Modi-Putin summit: India, Russia sign $5 billion S-400 deal

    New Delhi: India and Russia signed the USD 5 billion S-400 air defence system deal on Friday after wide-ranging talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin, official sources said. The agreement was signed in the presence of both the leaders at the 19th India-Russia annual bilateral summit.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in India for summit with PM Modi

    New Delhi: Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived here Thursday on a two-day visit to hold the annual bilateral summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Putin, who is accompanied by a high-level delegation, was received by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin in India to attend annual bilateral summit; focus on S-400 deal

    New Delhi: Russian President Vladimir Putin will arrive here Thursday on a two-day visit during which India and Russia are likely to sign a deal to procure S-400 air defence systems and deliberate on key regional and global issues, including US sanctions on import of Iranian crude oil. Putin, along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will hold the 19th India-Russia annual bilateral summit during which the two leaders are expected to review

  • Russia begins biggest military drills since Cold War

    Moscow: Russia on Tuesday began its biggest military exercises since the Cold War, with the participation of around 300,000 troops, the Defence Ministry said. Members of the Eastern and Central military districts as well as ships of the Pacific and Northern Fleets, the Airborne Force, more than 1,000 aircraft and around 36,000 tanks and other armoured vehicles would take part in the Vostok-2018 exercises, reports Efe news.

  • Russia: Police detains more than 800 people in protests

    Moscow: Police in Russia detained at least 839 people in nationwide protests against a proposed government pension overhaul, a Russian independent monitoring group said. Protesters gathered in cities across the country on Sunday to rally against a government proposal to raise the country’s retirement age, CNN reported. The protests were organised by supporters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is under administrative arrest for organising an unsanctioned rally in the capital in

  • Global leaders condole death of Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    Washington/Moscow: Leaders from a number of countries including the US and Russia have expressed grief over the death of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and recalled his contributions in strengthening bilateral relations and maintaining regional peace.

  • 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.

  • PM Narendra Modi meets Russian President Vladimir Putin on sidelines of BRICS Summit

    Johannesburg: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held bilateral talks with President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, and said the friendship between India and Russia is deep-rooted. Modi was meeting Putin after their informal meeting in May in the Black Sea coastal city of Sochi in Russia in May.

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