India-Russia Current Affairs - 2020

Sukhoi-30 chosen to mount BrahMos: IAF

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has decided to make its deep penetration Sukhoi-30 fighter jets a platform to mount the air version of supersonic BrahMos missiles, whose first test-launch will be conducted by the end of 2014. Sukhoi-30 is being manufactured at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s Nashik facility in collaboration with the Russians. The air version Read More…

INS Vikramaditya joins Indian Navy

After a long wait the $2.3 billion aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya was commissioned into the Indian Navy in a strategic boost to India’s maritime warfare capabilities. The gigantic 44,500-tonne warship was inducted into the Indian Navy at the Sevmash Shipyard in Russia. The warship will be escorted to India on a near two-month journey by a group Read More…

Government of India appoints P.S. Raghavan as the next Russian Ambassador

Government of India appointed P.S. Raghvan as the next Ambassador of India to Russia. Raghvan, who is an IFS officer of 1979 batch, is presently serving as the Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). He will take the position of outgoing Ajai Malhotra, who will retire on November 30, 2013.

Russia offers India to joint venture in defence manufacturing

Russia proposed to build manufacturing units in India to undertake co-production of defence equipment and also agreed to set up two major projects in a joint venture for manufacturing civil choppers and aircraft. Both nations agreed on collaboration to jointly develop and manufacture civilian aircraft and helicopters especially for emergency relief and medical purposes. These Read More…

Russia removes ban on non-basmati rice and oilseeds imports from India

In what can be a major boost to Indian agricultural exports,  Russia has removed the ban on import of non-basmati rice and oilseeds from India. Why Russia had earlier imposed a ban on import of Indian non-basmati rice and oilseeds? Russia had imposed the ban on import of Indian non-basmati rice due to the presence Read More…