Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicS-400 Triumf

Topic: S-400 Triumf

Putin’s 5-hr visit, 2+2 talks strengthen India and Russia’s ‘special, privileged strategic’ ties

The two countries signed 28 agreements, including 10-year military-technical partnerships and an agreement to jointly produce AK-203 rifles in India.

Putin to finally visit on 6 Dec as India, Russia aim to make up for lost time amid new alignments

India and Russia will also have their inaugural 2+2 format talks on 6 December, days before US President Joe Biden hosts Democracy Summit.

Russia a forever partner but defence ties with India seems to have run its course

Indian defence establishment has already made up its mind about what it wants from Moscow now.

Despite Covid, 100+ IAF personnel are in Russia on S-400 missile training as delivery nears

The delivery of the S-400 missile system was originally scheduled to begin in 2020, but the deadline was extended after payments to Moscow were delayed.

China not happy with arms supply, but Russia-India friendship unshakeable: Carnegie Moscow head

Dmitri Trenin says Russia can’t be dictated to by another country, adds that real test for India from Moscow’s perspective is how it tackles S-400 deal issue with US.

US raises Russian S-400 issue, India says it has diversified portfolio 

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said that since there has been no delivery of an S-400 system, the issue of sanctions is not being discussed.

Russia will deliver all five units of S-400 Triumf missiles to India by 2025

Roman Babushkin, deputy chief of mission, Russian Embassy, said all units of S-400 Triumf missiles are under production now.

India to receive Russian S-400 Triumf missiles by 2023, despite threat of US sanctions

India will soon make 20 per cent of the payment towards the $5.2 billion missile deal, which will be carried out by Sberbank of Russia.

M.K. Narayanan on fresh thinking on Kashmir, and Rajiv Kumar on merits of FDI

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

India to seek Iran oil waiver when Pompeo visits, US is hoping to foil S-400 missile deal

Iran oil and India's S-400 deal with Russia are likely to dominate the discussions when US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits next week.

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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