Sunday, 7 August, 2022
TopicIndia-Russia relations

Topic: India-Russia relations

Moscow asks MEA to intervene as HC detains Russian cargo ship at Cochin port   

Kerala High Court Monday asked MV MAIA-1 — anchored in Cochin port — to be arrested until it pays dues to tune of $23,503 (approx. Rs 19 lakh) to Estonian firm Bunker Partner OU.

‘India’s ties with Russia very different than ours,’ says Boris Johnson

The British Prime Minister pointed out India had been very strong in its condemnation of the Bucha atrocities.

US warns India of ‘significant and long-term’ consequences if it aligns with Russia

President Biden’s top economic adviser Brian Deese said US have been disappointed by both China and India’s decisions, in the context of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

We have similar foreign policies, says Lavrov, and tempts India with oil & weapons

In a rushed visit to India, Russian foreign minister met PM Modi and External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar as he sought to enhance bilateral ties amid concerns over fallout of Ukraine war.

Praising India’s stance on Ukraine, Russia’s Lavrov calls for ‘balanced world order’

Developing special partnership with New Delhi a key priority of Russian foreign policy, said Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov before meeting External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar Friday.

Hours before Russia’s Lavrov lands, US Dy NSA urges India not to enhance ties with Moscow

Daleep Singh discussed long-term impact of sanctions against Russia and importance of holding US-India 2+2 talks in his meetings with Indian officials.

Lavrov comes calling as Russia seeks to counter-pressure India & protect its interests

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet counterpart S. Jaishankar Friday to expand defence & economic ties, urge India to let multilateral forums function smoothly.

‘Stand with us,’ US appeals to India on eve of talks with Russian foreign minister

India has pushed back against US concerns by noting that it needs Russian arms to counter China, particularly after border clashes in 2020, and alternatives are too expensive.

Why Modi wants to stop war in Ukraine, and the rupee needs an Op Ganga of its own

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No impact on S-400 deal, but ‘severe’ sanctions likely to dent Russia-India trade, says Moscow

Ambassador-designate to India Denis Alipov says Moscow is working with New Delhi to evacuate Indian nationals in Kharkiv & Sumy through Russian territory.

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File photo of Ayman al-Zawahiri, head of al-Qaeda | Commons

Taliban won’t give up al-Qaeda, not after US killing al-Zawahiri. Kabul’s a safe haven

Pragmatists in Taliban have been willing to sacrifice global jihadism for international recognition and state-building aid. But it's not that simple.
Queue outside the Bank of England in London | File image | Commons

Highest rate hike by Bank of England since 1995, country warned of long recession ahead

England’s consumer inflation hit a 40-year high of 9.4% in June, over 4 times the Bank’s 2% target. Putin’s weaponisation of gas supplies will drive inflation even higher, some feared.

Defence

Indian Army conducts an Airborne exercise along the Northern Borders in Eastern Ladakh | File image | ANI

India and China Air Forces hold maiden talks in Ladakh as LAC tension escalates to sky

Chinese aircraft have repeatedly breached agreed positions along the LAC, while Indian Air Force continue with forward deployment in areas close to it.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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