Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicIndia-Russia relations

Topic: India-Russia relations

India’s delicate balancing act between Russia and the US

If a Russian-backed coup or invasion takes place in Ukraine, both Russia and US will be watching India’s reaction.

India showing faith in Russia is pragmatic, hedges US’ mixed signals

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Why Rajnath raised China’s Ladakh aggression at 2+2 dialogue with Beijing’s friend Russia

India and Russia’s maiden 2+2 dialogue comes at a time when New Delhi’s ties with Washington are on an upswing while its oldest ally — Moscow — gets closer to Beijing.   

Putin’s visit is a defining moment for India-Russia ties. It’s a telling message to China

Russian president’s visit comes at a time when geopolitical friendships are in a state of flux. But Putin and Modi won’t loosen their very special embrace.

Russian President Putin likely to visit India next month for annual bilateral summit

Ahead of the summit, India and Russia may also hold the inaugural 2+2 foreign & defence ministerial dialogue in Moscow that could add momentum to the strategic partnership.

India rightfully enjoys high prestige on global stage, plays important role, Putin says

President Putin says Russia values the ‘Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership’ between the two countries in his Independence Day message to President Kovind and PM Modi.

3 realpolitik lessons India learnt since Indo-Soviet treaty was signed 50 yrs ago

Qatar's invitation to India to participate in the Taliban talks this week is an indication India has learnt several lessons in realpolitik.

India, Russia to hold 13-day mega military drill to counter terror operations in Volgograd

The 12th edition of Indo-Russia joint exercise 'Indra-21' will strengthen bilateral security cooperation & reinforce the longstanding bond between the two nations, Indian Army said.

Work starts on 5th unit of Kudankulam nuclear plant — a major milestone for power sector

Kudankulam, a flagship Indo-Russian energy project, altogether envisages six units, each with a capacity of 1,000 MW, of which two are already active.

NSA Doval meets Russian counterpart, exchange views on situation in Afghanistan

The leaders also discussed plans for the Russia-India cooperation among the security & law-enforcement agencies during their meet on the sidelines of the SCO meeting in Tajikistan.

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File photo of PM Narendra Modi with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa in New Delhi | Bloomberg

Sri Lanka in ‘debt trap’, India’s response shows pushback against China has begun

While China waits for a Hambantota Port-like 'takeover' of Colombo port city, India has responded with great alacrity to Sri Lanka’s financial needs.
A Life Insurance Corporation building in Kolkata, India | Bloomberg

Inside the all-out campaign to prepare for LIC’s mega IPO

A knock-out listing could see LIC raise as much as $10 billion from the IPO with a minimum dilution of 5%. That would make it the third biggest globally involving an insurer.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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