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PM Narendra Modi with Russian President Vladimir Putin

AK 203 and Kamov delayed, India and Russia aim for missile deal ahead of Modi visit

The VISHORADS deal had run into trouble with two competitors officially registering complaints against the trails which gave Russians the heads up.
PM Narendra Modi with Russian President Vladimir Putin

C Raja Mohan on why India should welcome Russia’s presence in the Indian Ocean

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh before he flew the Tejas fighter aircraft from the HAL airport in Bengaluru | PTI

Make in India tops Rajnath agenda in Russia, Moscow to pitch for P75I submarine deal

Russia also wants to pitch for a more detailed upgrade of its frontline fighter aircraft Su30 MKI than what is being planned by the Indian Air Force.

All about Russian S-400 missiles, India’s biggest defence against Pakistan and China

As India resists US pressure to stall missile deal with Russia, ThePrint takes a look at capabilities of the S-400 and the law US could use to oppose pact.

Journalists exposed in #MeToo movement, and fleeing migrant workers

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

Quick slide for rupee and Mayawati’s right move

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

Busting some fantastic claims about S-400 – India’s latest military acquisition

Every system has shortcomings and so does the Russian S-400. ThePrint analyses some of the claims. New Delhi: The India-Russia S-400 surface-to-air missile systems deal is expected to bring much-needed safety to India’s skies by defending the cities from multiple targets and guarding critical national assets. The armed forces and military experts consider the S-400 a gamechanger and are eager to see their arrival and deployment on Indian soil at the earliest. However, in this moment of jubilation, it is important to know and understand that every system has shortcomings and so does the S-400. Also Read: India’s S-400 advantage: IAF in Delhi can shoot down Pakistani missile near Amritsar ThePrint analyses some of the claims that have been made about India’s latest military acquisition: Five Minutes Emplacement Time The five minutes deployment time is generally valid in areas like the plains of Punjab or the deserts of Rajasthan. However, when it comes to deployment in...
Russian students

Ahead of Putin visit, students from Russia & India are collaborating on something special

10 Russian students are in India to work with local students on projects like space tech & clean energy. These will be presented to Putin & Modi on 5 October.
Vladimir Putin and Narendra Modi | Twitter

Narendra Modi and Vladimir Putin hope to arm bilateral ties with missiles and warships

Front and centre of Vladimir Putin's 23-hour India visit is a signature on the S-400 surface-to-air missile, as well as 20 other agreements.

On Camera

Vir Das incident proves rogue sneezing and coughing are the new guns during Covid-19

Comedian Vir Das’s Twitter post showing a neighbour threatening to sneeze on him points to a growing global trend of people using sneezes & coughs as threats.

Yogi vs Uddhav vs Piyush Goyal: Will politics over migrant workers hurt economic revival?

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray’s accusation that the Railways is not running enough trains to ferry migrant workers sparked a Twitter war with Railway minister Piyush Goyal.

Defence

Representational image of Chinese soldiers

India wants LAC status quo maintained, China demands India should stop construction activity

Local-level talks going on between Indian & Chinese sides have been described as 'ping-pong game' as there has been a lot of back and forth without any tangible outcome.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.