India-Russia Current Affairs - 2020

Stockholm International Report: India is the second largest importer of arms

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) recently released its report on “Trends in International arms transfers 2019”. According to the report, India is the second largest arms importer in the world. Key Findings of the report The report says that Russia is the largest supplier to the Indian market between 2015-19. Russia has remained Read More…

India’s 40 million USD defence deal with Armenia beats Russia and Poland

On March 1, 2020, India bagged a deal to supply 4 indigenously built radars (capable of locating weapons) to Armenia. The deal was worth 40 million USD. Highlights India and Armenia signed deals on DRDO built “Swati” weapon locating radars. Armenia has decided to go with Indian built radars after testing Russian and Poland made Read More…

India and Russia Defence Deals to cross 16 billion USD after DefExpo 2020

India and Russia have signed 14 MoUs during the DefExpo 2020. It included land, air, naval and other hi-tech civilian products. With the agreements signed the Defence trade between the countries is to cross 16 billion USD. Highlights The trade of 16 billion USD between the countries includes S400 missiles, Kamov helicopters and Kalashnikov rifles. Read More…

14 MoUs signed at 5th India-Russia Industrial Conference

India and Russia signed 14 Memorandum of Understandings at the India-Russia Industrial Conference held at DefExpo 2020, Lucknow. The Agreements were signed under Make in India initiative. Highlights The countries signed agreements related to ASW rocket launchers, T-72, radar systems, 3D modeling, T-90. The Defence ties of India and Russia has been strong. The countries Read More…

DRDO signs agreement with Russia’s Rosoboronexport at the DefExpo, 2020

On February 7, 2020, DRDO (Defence Research Development Organization) signed an agreement with Rosobornexport of Russia. According to the agreement the defence organization will develop Advanced Pyrotechnic Ignition Systems for missile propulsion Highlights The agreement was signed with the HEMRL (High Energy Materials Research Laboratory) of DRDO. HEMRL is working towards the development of spectrum Read More…