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Russia proposes India several military technologies

India and Russia have a grand-old and time-tested relationship independent of any geopolitical constraints. Recently, Russia has proposed several military technologies to India while some are nearing delivery. It shows that the two countries are successfully keeping contentious issues at bay while advancing their mutual ties. S-400 missile Defence system One of the most talked-about and anticipated deals between India and Russia is the S-400 missile defence system. This weapon

Russia-China establish High-level Cooperation amid reported Chinese Cyberattacks

Russia and China are currently undertaking a week-long joint military exercise in northwestern China. During this drill, the armies of the two countries have, for the first time, joined their command and control systems. Military experts believe that such an integration paves the way for potential Russia-China joint military campaigns against their ‘common enemies’. Moreover, there are lot many additions to bilateral relations between these two countries. Space Cooperation China

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar meeting with Foreign Minister of Tajikistan Sirojiddin Muhriddin

Shanghai Cooperation Organization Foreign Ministers Council was recently held in Tajikistan. It was an opportunity for the Indian External Affairs Minister to network with foreign ministers of several Central Asian countries, many of whom border Afghanistan. One of the crucial meetings held was between the foreign ministers of India and Tajikistan. India is a natural ally of Tajikistan. They both share common interests and concerns, and it reflected in the

S Jaishankar meets Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov

Taliban has recently claimed that it now controls over 80% of the territory in Afghanistan. It has not only rattled the Afghan government but raised concerns across Asia. Worried at these reports, Russia has said that it is prepared to activate its military base in Tajikistan against the advancing Taliban. Meanwhile, the Indian External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar, is on a strategically crucial visit to Russia. In Moscow, while

NSAs of India-Russia holds crucial meet on the sidelines of SCO summit

On 23-24 June, a 16th meeting of the National Security Advisors of the member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) was held in the capital of Tajikistan, Dushanbe. SCO is a Eurasian political, economic and security platform created in the year 2001. China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan are its members. NSA Ajit Doval represented India at the meet. Like so many others, it was another

China-Russia are challenging the US space supremacy

In March last year, the NATO military alliance declared space as an ‘operational domain’. The declaration marked the point from where the space race could brew fast between the West on one side and China-Russia on the other. From there onwards, in fact, much before that, China and Russia are trying to forge a space alliance against the West. Just a couple of days back, they have revealed a roadmap

Russia allows India privileged access to trials of Sprut light tanks

The friendship between India and Russia is long-standing and has stood the test of time. Recently, Russia assured India that the S-400 missile defence system would be delivered to India on time in the last quarter of 2021. More recently, Russia has taken another decision that further deepens the age-old relationship between the two nations. Russia has given India access to trials of Sprut light tanks. So far, India is

China launches Cyberattack on Russia

Russia considers China a friend, and many of their recent military, economic and energy-related decisions have been directed at bettering equations with China. However, just as Russia is slated to begin talks with the United States, China has struck Russia. Chinese hackers have once again launched cyberattacks against Russian government websites to steal confidential data, reported Russian intelligence agency ‘Federal Security Service’ (FSB). The cyber unit of the Russian telecom

Russia expanding strategic oil-gas capacity; Biden govt plans $715 bn defense budget to deter China

Russia expanding it’s strategic oil & gas capacity   Russia’s energy major, ‘Novatek’, has agreed to a long-term supply of LNG from the Arctic to China. Russia has further said that it will increase supplies of LNG to China over the next few years. Novatek is planning to build three LNG liquefaction trains, with each having 6.6 million tons capacity per annum. It will increase Novatek’s total LNG capacity by

China deceives Russia once again!

In March 2020, when the world had started to lockdown due to China’s Coronavirus pandemic, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic called the ‘European solidarity’ a fairytale and praised China, saying it was the only country that would help. Nevertheless, the statement had alarm bells ringing not only with the European Union, the United States and the NATO but also with Russia.  Serbia is in the midst of negotiations over its European Union