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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin | Getty Images

India doesn’t have a Russia problem. New Delhi must stop trying to fix it

India should stop letting it's decades old USSR ties interfere in policies of the present.
Russia's S-400 air defence system

Covid-19 pandemic won’t affect S-400 deliveries: Indian Ambassador in Russia

India had signed a $5 billion deal with Russia to buy five units of the S-400 air defence missile systems in October 2018.
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar

Jaishankar’s foreign policy audit sits uneasy with his reading of current global situation

We need Jaishankar’s frank appraisal. But it should go even further, which suggests that the dogmas of Delhi are not that easy to shake.

India announces $1 billion line of credit to develop Russia’s Far East

Prime Minister Modi announced the grant as a part of India's policy to boost engagement with Russia's resource-rich Far East region.
PM Narendra Modi with the Russian President, Vladimir Putin visiting ‘Zvezda’ Shipbuilding Plant at Vladivostok in Russia | PIB

After Modi-Putin meet, Russia scouts for private Indian players to make defence spares

The new agreement will be a bonanza for Indian defence companies since Russian equipment constitute about 70 per cent of Indian military assets.
PM Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok

Modi and Putin tell the world India and Russia still need each other

At the ongoing Eastern Economic Forum in Russia, PM Modi may look to show India’s dedication to a multi-polar world with an embrace of Putin.
PM Narendra Modi with the Russian President, Vladimir Putin visiting ‘Zvezda’ Shipbuilding Plant at Vladivostok in Russia | PIB

PM Modi in Russia, visits Zvezda shipbuilding complex with President Putin

On a two-day visit to Russia, PM Narendra Modi will hold summit talks with President Vladimir Putin, and attend the Eastern Economic Forum.
Sukhoi fighter jet

India-Russia defence ties recover from slump, but aren’t going back to their 1970s heyday

India has a close relationship with Russia again, but it is largely transactional. There are vital security interests and the balance of power to think of.

US sanctions can’t change ‘time-tested’ India, Russia relations, says Russian envoy

Deputy Chief of Mission Roman Babushkin says unilateral sanctions are creating impediments for Russia and those who do business with it.

Russia rejects Pakistan request for 50,000 AK rifles, assures India of no deals in future

Pakistan's proposal to buy consignment from Russia had surprised many in India since its army uses AK 56, manufactured by China, among other rifles.

On Camera

Indian lawsuits allege former Wirecard COO played key role in deals later mired in disputes

The suits allege Marsalek took part in negotiations leading to the acquisition of Hermes by a Mauritius-based private equity fund in 2015.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Modi dares China, tells Indian Army ‘our enemies have seen your fire and fury’

China sees Modi’s visit as an attempt to ‘escalate’ the situation. Experts say the visit was a powerful message to China to not escalate the matter.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

India must believe threat of war is real, even if Chinese build-up is coercive diplomacy

India invented coercive diplomacy with Op Parakram. But unlike Pakistan back then, it must never blink, be prepared for war, and wear out the Chinese.