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A MH-60R helicopter | lockheedmartin.com

India set to sign $2.6-bn chopper deal with US, push for waiver on Russian S-400 missiles

India & US look to finalise MH-60R Seahawk deal on the sidelines of 2+2 talks in Washington. The choppers will boost Navy’s anti-submarine warfare operations.
The S-400 air defence system | Commons

After trade war, Trump wants to punish India for Russian defence purchases

America is planning sanctions on India under Countering American Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, or CAATSA, legislation, says top US official.
Mike Pompeo

India to seek Iran oil waiver when Pompeo visits, US is hoping to foil S-400 missile deal

Iran oil and India's S-400 deal with Russia are likely to dominate the discussions when US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits next week.
S-400 Triumf air defence system

Russia says US sanctions don’t matter, we’ll deliver S-400 missiles to India on time

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov calls America’s CAATSA legislation ‘arbitrary’, says it targets ‘legitimate forms of international cooperation’.
Modi Putin

As New Delhi readies for Putin visit, Russia quizzes India on secret military pact with US

Moscow is keen that during Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit, New Delhi sign four key multi-billion dollar defence deals.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

US determined for fresh sanctions on Iran with an eye on India for Chabahar development

The Trump administration is currently reviewing India's development of the strategically important Chabahar port in Iran.
Narendra Modi and Vladimir Putin

This $1 bn ‘Sparrow’ from US will make Delhi the first Indian city with anti-missile shield

Americans use the defense missile system to protect their capital region, which is how India plans to employ it.
Tank

As US-Russia ties blow hot & cold, Moscow wants same military deal America has with India

Moscow’s draft comes two years after US signed a similar pact with New Delhi, likely to focus on servicing of equipment.
Triumf deal

India, Russia conclude negotiations for S-400 Triumf deal

The two countries are likely to announce the Rs 40,000 crore deal before an annual summit between Modi and Putin in October.

On Camera

Muslim women walk with their children in Iraq (Representational image) | Commons

Globalisation of revenge

Nobody looks more ridiculous in the whole Iraq situation than the Europeans. A bit of their hypocrisy was on show in New Delhi.
An Airbus Group SE A320neo passenger jet operated by IndiGo

IndiGo to trim fleet size over 2 years as Covid pandemic rages on

IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta said the airline hasn’t engaged in any 'major renegotiation' with Airbus SE on new deliveries, but it will keep returning as many as 40 older planes a year.

Defence

An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass in Drass (representational image) | ANI

These are the measures China has proposed to ease tensions at LAC in Ladakh

Over a series of meetings, China has made several suggestions to de-escalate tensions at the border, but India has rejected them since they boost Beijing's strategic position.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.