India, Russia to increase BrahMos’ strike range

India and Russia have agreed to extend the range of their jointly developed BrahMos PJ-10 supersonic cruise missile beyond 292 km, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre told parliament on 16 December. Bhamre said that, subsequent to India joining the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) in June, New Delhi and Moscow agreed to undertake … Read more India, Russia to increase BrahMos’ strike range

Amid India-Pakistan tension, Navy strengthens its submarine fleet

Amid the ongoing tension between the armies of India and Pakistan, the Indian Navy is “fast-tracking” steps to meet its requirements for torpedoes for its submarine fleet, including the German HDW and under-construction Scorpene boats. Along with it, the Navy has also finalised the requirement of 176 torpedoes to be fitted on the indigenous nuclear … Read more Amid India-Pakistan tension, Navy strengthens its submarine fleet

What Is Russia’s Plan With India?

On the weekend of October 15 and 16, Russian president Vladimir Putin visited India for the bilateral meeting of leaders of Russia and India, and the BRICS summit in Goa. As usual, president Putin spent few hours in India. This made it more difficult to cover all the important issues of the strategic partnership between … Read more What Is Russia’s Plan With India?

Russia Silent on Pak terror, India stung

China blocked India’s attempts to name JeM and LeT in the Goa Declaration, wherein the BRICS member states pledged to “relentlessly pursue” outfits designated terrorist groups by the UNSC, but what has hurt the government more, sources said, is Russia’s disinclination to argue India’s case. The result, of course, was a declaration which failed to … Read more Russia Silent on Pak terror, India stung

India and Russia sign a Rs. 39,000 Crore Defence Deal to procure S-400 Triumph Air Defence System

In a game-changing arms acquisition , India on Saturday announced that it will buy the S-400 ‘Triumf’ air defence systems from Russia, worth over $5 billion, and collaborate in making four state of art frigates besides setting up a joint production facility for making Kamov helicopters. The deals were announced following talks held between Prime Minister Narendra … Read more India and Russia sign a Rs. 39,000 Crore Defence Deal to procure S-400 Triumph Air Defence System

Beaches turned into Fortresses, Unprecedented security in Goa for BRICS Summit

Ahead of the BRICS summit, Goa’s beaches have been turned into fortresses while strong police presence is kept on all the main highways and lanes leading to the venue of the event, to be attended by heads of various nations. The summit begins tomorrow in Benaulim village of South Goa. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will … Read more Beaches turned into Fortresses, Unprecedented security in Goa for BRICS Summit

Why a Special Relationship with Russia matters for India

After India’s surgical strikes along the LoC, Moscow expressed concern “with aggravation of situation along the line of control” and called on “parties not to allow any escalation of tension”. This stood in sharp contrast to Russia’s reaction to the 2008 terror strikes, where it supported “resolute actions of the Indian government to cut short … Read more Why a Special Relationship with Russia matters for India

Army exercise with US, Russia and China soon

The Indian Army is set to have back-to-back war games with the US and Russia, signifying yet another evidence of its acceptability as a partner to international military powers. While the two-week mock drill with the US Army, named Exercise Yudh Abhyas, is set to commence at Chaubatia military station in Ranikhet on September 14, … Read more Army exercise with US, Russia and China soon

If India builds Nuclear Submarines itself, It will save Navy 25,000 Crore Rupees: Report

If reports are to be believed, it may now cost less to build nuclear submarines in India than to import conventional ones from abroad. When India last imported (or licence-produced) submarines it cost the exchequer upwards of Rs 3,000 crores per unit. This would only be the upfront cost of manufacturing the submarine, early stage … Read more If India builds Nuclear Submarines itself, It will save Navy 25,000 Crore Rupees: Report

India’s Plan to Purchase Kalibr Missile From Russia Show ‘Lasting Relations’ between the Two Allies

India plans on purchasing the Kalibr cruise missiles from Russia, according to Izvestia newspaper, quoting a diplomatic source. It is a significant step in boosting Indian-Russian cooperation. Recent years have witnessed rapid growth in all aspects of bilateral partnership. In spite of Russia being India’s main trading partner in the military and technical sphere, Moscow … Read more India’s Plan to Purchase Kalibr Missile From Russia Show ‘Lasting Relations’ between the Two Allies

China warns India for deployment of BrahMos Cruise missile in Arunachal Pradesh,Army says “None of your Concern”

After China’s warning against deployment of BrahMos missile in Arunachal Pradesh, the Army has said that how India addresses its security concerns should not be anybody else’s concerns. “Our threat perceptions and security concerns are our own, and how we address these by deploying assets on our territory should be no one else’s concern,” top sources … Read more China warns India for deployment of BrahMos Cruise missile in Arunachal Pradesh,Army says “None of your Concern”

MiG-29K fighter jets acquired by Indian Navy in a Rs 10,000-crore deal suffer operational faults

Mig - 29 of indian navy

The MiG 29K fighter jets acquired from Russia by the Indian Navy suffer from operational faults making them hardly available for use, according to an audit report submitted by the Comptroller and Auditor General to the Parliament two days ago, as reported by NDTV. The CAG report that audited the Navy’s MiG-29 programme further said that the … Read more MiG-29K fighter jets acquired by Indian Navy in a Rs 10,000-crore deal suffer operational faults

Three squadrons of Sukhoi-30 MKI with BrahMos missiles may join ranks in early 2017

Su 30 MKI with bramhos

Russian-designed Sukhoi Su-30MKI (Flanker-H) multirole fighters integrated with Russian-Indian BrahMos cruise missiles are expected to go into service of the Indian Air Force in the first four months of 2017. Three squadrons of such aircraft are set to join the ranks of the Indian army, according to the source. “There are plans to deploy and … Read more Three squadrons of Sukhoi-30 MKI with BrahMos missiles may join ranks in early 2017

Russia Offers Nuclear-Powered Supercarrier to India

Last week, a Russian delegation visiting New Delhi offered the Indian Navy Russia’s latest supercarrier design, dubbed Project 23000E Shtorm (Storm), for purchase, Defense News reports, based on information provided by a senior Indian Navy official. According to the article, a Russian diplomat based in India confirmed that an offer has been made. Few additional … Read more Russia Offers Nuclear-Powered Supercarrier to India

How Russia helped rebuild a newly independent Bangladesh after India created it

Bangladeshi historians pay glowing tributes to the USSR for using its United Nations Security Council veto during the South Asian country’s war of independence in 1971. While the U.S. and its allies ignored a Pakistan-perpetrated genocide that killed three million Bengalis, and tried to pass a Security Council motion against India for starting the war, … Read more How Russia helped rebuild a newly independent Bangladesh after India created it

Russia to S-400 Air Defense Missiles to India

Moscow is awaiting a reply from New Delhi on the supply of S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems to India, according to Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC). “The Federal Service has prepared a draft intergovernmental agreement on the supply of the S-400 systems to India and passed it to our partners, so we are … Read more Russia to S-400 Air Defense Missiles to India

Fading ties between India and Russia

PM Narendra Modi’s Christmas trip to Moscow has not been able to bring home the expected crown jewels from Russia as Moscow did not yield to give S400 missile defence system and Akula class nuclear submarines although other goodies was agreed upon for sale like nuclear reactors and Hydrocarbons etc. PMO has not and possibly … Read more Fading ties between India and Russia