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To bypass US sanctions, India & Russia work out rupee-rouble transfer for S-400 deal

Amid US sanctions against Russia, sources remain tight-lipped about the various modes of payment that are being pursued for the S-400 missile deal.
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’.
PM Narendra Modi with Russian President Vladimir Putin

India & Russia set to clinch $500 million stealth frigate deal today

The 2 stealth frigates will be built by Goa Shipyard Ltd and are expected to be delivered by 2027.

India’s S-400 advantage: IAF in Delhi can shoot down Pakistani missile near Amritsar

Modi and Putin sign $5.4 billion deal for S-400 missile defence system that is expected to partly compensate for India's fast-depleting fighter force level.

On Camera

File photo of Smriti Irani | Facebook

Smriti Irani’s makeover: From being most disliked Modi minister to dynasty slayer in Amethi

After causing the biggest upset in 2019 elections, Smriti Irani has ensured she can no longer be ignored by PM Modi and Amit Shah.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.