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  • Russia to supply India with S-400 missile systems

    India will receive Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems. The delivery agreement was signed on October 15 in the Indian state of Goa. As Interfax news agency reported, S-400 Triumf long-range anti-aircraft missile systems are currently used in Syria for the defense of the Khmeimim Russian military base. In August 2016, one of the anti-aircraft missile air defense regiments, based in the Crimea, received these missile systems.

    In addition to the agreement with India, there is an agreement …

  • Putin: Situation in Afghanistan is cause for concern

    The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, said that the situation in Afghanistan raises serious concerns, so drastic action is needed to deal with terrorism, extremism and drug trafficking, as stated in his interview with RIA Novosti and the Indian news agency IANS.

    "The situation within the territory between India and Russia remains tense. In particular, there remain concerns over the situation in Afghanistan. Drastic actions are needed to help the country to cope with …

  • Ukraine and India are planning to modernize T-72 tanks

    Ukraine and India are working on plans to expand military-technical cooperation. The two sides are negotiating a program to modernize the T-72 tanks from the Armed Forces of India, a source in the defense sector said to the Interfax-Ukraine news agency.

    “India is showing an interest in placing an order for the modernization of T-72 in Ukraine. Currently the parties are negotiating the organization of cooperation. The request from the Indian clients to upgrade the T-72’s, according to some …

  • India launches several commercial satellites, undermining Russia's monopoly

    India’s Space Agency launched 20 satellites into the Earth’s sun-synchronous orbit using one carrier and thus undermined the Russian monopoly on such launches.

    The main satellite, the new Indian Cartosat-2, will take pictures of the Earth’s surface at intervals of less than a meter for use by the country's military. Among the smaller satellites there are 13 American, two Canadian, one German and one Indonesian.

    As the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has reported, the PSLV carrier …

  • India chooses Ukrainian An-178 cargo plane over Russian Il-214

    Russian aircraft experts are concerned that India suspended a preliminary contract for the development and production cargo aircraft for the country. According to the contract, Russia was to build Il-214.

    However, according to Russian expert Vladimir Tuchkov, recent actions by India show that Delhi intended to terminate the contract with Russia and sign a similar contract with Ukraine. Unlike the Russian Il-214 which has not been tested, Ukraine has proposed the An-178 which has already been …

  • Antonov showcases its aircraft at arms exhibition in India

    The delegation of the Antonov State Company of Ukraine is participating in DefExpo-2016, the Land, Naval and Internal Homeland Security Systems Exhibition, in Goa, India, the company said in a statement. As noted in the statement, the promising projects of the Antonov State Company can become the basis of further development of fruitful cooperation between Ukraine and India in the aviation industry.

    "The Antonov State Company proposes the latest multi-purpose An-132 transport aircraft with …

  • India gives bad press to Russian jets

    According to India's autonomous auditing agency Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), the Russian Sukhoi SU-30MKI jets suffer from poor serviceability. The CAG report presented to Indian Parliament on Dec.18 notes that the operational readiness of the Russian jet was too low due to high rate of “Aircraft on Ground”, low serviceability and less achievement in flying hours. The unacceptable rate of AOG (Aircraft on Ground) means that out of 210 SU-30MKI with the Indian Air Force, more than 120 …