India-Russia Current Affairs - 2019

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Cabinet approves ISRO Technical Liaison Unit at Moscow

Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved setting up of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Technical Liaison Unit (ITLU) at Moscow, Russia. It is mandated to collaborate with Space agencies and industries in Russia and neighbouring countries for mutually synergetic outcomes. It will enable effective technical coordination for timely interventions on diversified Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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India signs deal to acquire R-27 Air-to-Air Missiles from Russia

India has signed Rs.1,500 crore deal to acquire R-27 air-to-air missiles from Russia for equipping Su-30MKI combat aircraft fleet of the Indian Air Force and for boosting its capabilities in beyond visual range warfare. Key Highlights R-27 air-to-air missiles have been acquired under 10-I projects which mandate all the 3 services (Indian Army, Indian Navy Read More…

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2nd India-Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue held in New Delhi

The 2nd India-Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue (IRSED) was held in New Delhi. It took place under chairmanship of Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice-Chairman of NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog and Mr. TimurMaksimov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of Russian Federation. Key Highlights of IRSED Participants: included government officials, business leaders and experts. All brought Read More…

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India sign Rs.200 crore deal with Russia to acquire Strum Ataka

India has signed Rs.200 crore deal with Russia for acquiring Strum Ataka anti-tank missile for its fleet of Mi-35 attack choppers of Indian Air Force (IAF). This deal comes in wake of an IAF’s attempt to keep itself battle-ready in situations like post-Balakot aerial strikes. Key Highlights This Rs.200 crore deal for Strum Ataka anti-tank Read More…

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BrahMos Cruise Missile: successfully test-fired by IAF

The Indian Army’s Eastern Command Unit successfully test-fired a BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from Car Nicobar Islands on 22 May 2019. Key Highlights Background: On same day of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile test firing, Indian Air Force (IAF) had also successfully tested aerial launched version of the BrahMos missile from a Sukhoi-30 combat aircraft. Coordination: Read More…

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PM Narendra Modi Honoured with Order of St Andrew the Apostle

Russia has awarded PM Narendra Modi with ‘Order of St Andrew the Apostle’ to PM Narendra Modi for promoting the bilateral special and privileged strategic partnership. The statement by the Russian Government has stated that Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi was decorated with the Order of St Andrew the Apostle – the highest state Read More…

Month:  Categories: Awards & HonoursUPSC

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India Signs Agreement with Russia for on Chakra III Attack Submarine

India and Russia have signed an agreement for the leasing of a nuclear-powered attack submarine for the Indian Navy for a period of 10 years. About the Agreement Russia will be delivering the Akula class submarine, to be known as Chakra III, to the Indian Navy by 2025. India had earlier leased two nuclear submarines Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & SecurityUPSC

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