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  • Russia wants to sell Igla-S MANPADS to India

    The news agencies Interfax and RIA Novosti, citing their sources, report that Russia’s tender to supply India with Igla-S MANPADS was accepted.

    At the same time, a TASS military-diplomatic source said that Russia had not yet won the tender, but “there is a high degree of probability that Russia will win in the competition to supply MANPADS.”

    Earlier, Reuters reported that the Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport offered the lowest price among bidders for the supply of MANPADS for the Indian …

  • Pakistan criticizes India’s arms deal with Russia

    The Pakistani government has criticized India’s intention to purchase S-400 anti-air missile systems from Russia, and responded that Islamabad is capable of opposing the supposed threat to its security.

    Earlier Delhi signed a deal with Russia to purchase what experts consider the most modern anti-missile defense systems for a price of $5.4 billion. The Indian authorities claim to be doing so in order to protect India against missile strikes from China or Pakistan.

    In an official communique, …

  • Russia and India sign contract for supply of S-400 missile systems

    During his visit to India, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a contract with the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi for the supply of anti-aircraft missile system S-400, reports Interfax with reference to the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov.

    According to Interfax, Russia will supply five squadrons of S-400 missiles systems. The amount of the transaction exceeds $5 billion.

    Earlier, the Russian Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia Denis Manturov, in an …

  • India to purchase S-400 anti-aircraft systems from Russia for $5 billion

    India agreed to purchase five regiments of S-400 Triumf air defense systems from Russia worth about five billion dollars, stated Yuri Ushakov, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation, Rossiyskaya Gazeta reports. The systems can be delivered in October after the agreement is officially signed during the Russian President’s visit to New Delhi.

    At the end of July, Reuters reported that the USA opened the way for India to avoid sanctions for purchasing Russian military industrial products. …

  • Russia loses its largest weapons buyer

    India, which has been the largest buyer of Russian weapons in the world market, suspended existing contracts payments to Russia’s arms exporter Rosoboronexport and refused to sign the new ones, including the purchase of fighters and S-400 missile systems.

    The newspaper Vedomosti reports, citing sources in the Russian defense industry, that the payments from the Indian government have not been received since April.

    Indian banks began blocking transactions after Rosoboronexport and most Russian …

  • Ukraine to provide maintenance for engines of Indian warships

    Indian company Bharat Heavy Electricals will set up a joint venture with Ukrainian Zorya Mashproekt to maintain the gas turbine power plants of Indian warships, International Business Times reports. The factory will be set up in India so that the Indian military can save money by not having to send engines to Ukraine for service maintenance.   According to International Business Times, Zorya turbines are extensively used in major Indian warships, including five Rajput class destroyers, three …

  • India to purchase S-400 missile systems from Russia

    India has approved the final draft of the agreement to buy S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft missile systems from Russia for $6 billion, the Times of India newspaper writes.

    The Indian government's Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) settled "minor differences" that had emerged during recent negotiations with Russia. Now, the contract for the supply of missile systems will be sent to the Ministry of Finance for approval and the Cabinet Committee on Security for final permission, the newspaper reports, …

  • Media: India abandons joint development of Su-57 fighter with Russia

    An agreement between Russia and India on the joint development of a new fifth-generation fighter aircraft has been abandoned due to a decision by India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) to withdraw from the project, reported the Indian daily newspaper The Economic Times, citing sources who participated in the negotiations. According to the publication, DRDO explained its decision by saying it either already has, or is in the process of developing indigenously, all the …

  • India to buy S-400 missile systems from Russia

    India and Russia have completed negotiations for the sale of Russian S-400 Triumf missile systems to Indian air forces. The countries are now trying to figure out a way to avoid American sanctions, the Press Trust Of India news agency reports.

    The Official Representative of the negotiations stated that the final components of the deal were now finalized. According to the source, Russia and India will announce the deal before the annual meeting of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian …

  • India to end arms collaboration with Russia

    Delhi has accused Russia of failing to comply with its defense contract deadlines, The Times of India reports.

    India has deliberately diversified its weapons imports due to Russia’s tendency not to stick to delivery deadlines and to raise the budget in the middle of the process, the newspaper claims.

    Indian officials also accuse Russia of preventing the transfer of technology and of having an “unreliable” supply of spare parts.

    It is likely that the country will withdraw from the Fifth …