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Iraq, Russia resume air services after 13 years

Iraq, Russia resume air services after 13 years

Baghdad, Sep 18  With stability returning to the war-torn West Asian nation, Iraq and Russia on Sunday restored scheduled commercial airline services for the first time since 2004, an Iraqi Airways source said. An Iraqi Airways plane left Baghdad for...

Trump signs bill imposing sanctions on Russia, Iran, N Korea

Washington, Aug 3  US President Donald Trump has signed a sweeping sanctions measure that targets Russia, Iran and North Korea, the White House has said. The US President’s signature on Wednesday has come after some speculation that he could veto...
Russia-India talks on buying new generation MiG-35s

Russia-India talks on buying new generation MiG-35s

Moscow, July 24 As the new generation Mig-35 fighter, touted as being superior to the US F-35, made its public debut at the MAKS Aerospace Exhibition, its Russian makers say talks are on with India for buying the jet. In the partially cloudy sky at...

Russia offers third-gen reactors for post-Kudankulam N-project

Moscow, July 11  Russia has offered India the latest “Generation 3-plus” nuclear reactor — the VVER-1200 — powered by advanced fuel, to be set up at a yet-to-be designated site in parallel to the ongoing 6,000 MW Kudankulam project...

Modi arrives in Germany for G20 Summit

Hamburg, July 7 Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Thursday from Israel to attend this year’s G20 Summit on July 7-8. On Friday, Modi will attend the leaders’ retreat where heads of state and government of the G20 countries will...
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi meeting the Prime Minister of Mongolia, J. Erdenebat, on the sidelines of the SPIEF2017

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi meeting the Prime Minister of Mongolia, J. Erdenebat, on the sidelines of the SPIEF2017

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi meeting the Prime Minister of Mongolia, J. Erdenebat, on the sidelines of the SPIEF2017, in St. Petersburg, Russia on June 02, 2017.

China, Russia play role in world peace, stability

Beijing, May 15  Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Sunday that Beijing and Russia have played their due role in safeguarding regional and global peace and stability. The two countries, which have been committed to seeking political solutions to the...

Russian automated control systems to arrive in Kudankulam from 2018

Chennai, Dec 26  The automated control systems for two nuclear power plants in Tamil Nadu’s Kudankulam will start arriving to India from Russia 2018 onwards, the Russian State Nuclear Corporation (Rosatom) said.Automated control systems are key...

Pakistan, China, Russia to hold talks on Afghanistan

Islamabad, Nov 19 Pakistan, Russia and China will hold consultations on Afghanistan in December to explore ways to reach reconciliation and restore peace in the war-torn country, an official here said.“We attach high importance to all initiatives...

Russia to lease second nuclear submarine to India: Report

New Delhi, Oct 20  Russia agreed to lease a second nuclear attack submarine worth $2 billion to India. Other major defence deals also were inked during the summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Goa last week,...
India, Russia discuss high-speed freight train corridor

India, Russia discuss high-speed freight train corridor

New Delhi, Oct 14  Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain on Thursday held discussions with the Russian Railways authorities for collaborating on a dedicated high-speed freight corridor, railway officials said. A senior railway official told IANS...

Xi leaves for Cambodia, Bangladesh, BRICS summit

Beijing, Oct 13  Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday morning left Beijing for state visits to Cambodia and Bangladesh, and also to attend the eighth BRICS summit in India, officials said.Xi was invited by Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni and Bangladesh...

Russia’s ZiO-Podolsk to supply components to Kudankulam n-plant

Chennai, Sep 23  ZiO-Podolsk, the machine engineering arm of Russian nuclear group Rosatom has been qualified to supply equipments for the third and fourth nuclear power units to be set up in Tamil Nadu. In a statement issued late Thursday, Rosatom,...
BRICS NSAs meet Modi

BRICS NSAs meet Modi

New Delhi, Sep 16  The National Security Advisors (NSAs) from BRICS countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.According to an official source, India’s NSA Ajit Doval...

India, Russia to discuss economic ties

New Delhi, Sep 13  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will lead India in the 22nd session of the India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation (IRIGC-TEC) here on Tuesday.Dmitry...
Largest global innovation conference to kick off in Russia

Largest global innovation conference to kick off in Russia

Moscow, Sep 12  The announcement of the Russia-US ceasefire deal for Syria, paving the way for new negotiations on the latter’s future, comes ahead of a major global conference here next week under the auspices of the International Association...
China, Russia, India must reshape energy sector: Chinese expert

China, Russia, India must reshape energy sector: Chinese expert

Beijing, June 28  A continental market with China, Russia and India as key stakeholders can be formed to reshape the global energy sector, a Chinese expert has said.The three countries can also insist on an Asian pricing system, Xinhua news agency quoted...

New fuel assembly on anvil for Kudankulam

Moscow, June 13  Russia has offered a new type of fuel assembly for the reactors at the Kudankulam power plant which will increase the period between replacements by 10 months and save millions of dollars in downtime while the process is on.The present...
China, Russia to hold computer-aided missile drills

China, Russia to hold computer-aided missile drills

Beijing, May 4  China and Russia are scheduled to hold a first-ever joint computer-aided command staff missile defence exercise in May.The main purpose of the exercise is to deal with accidental and provocative ballistic and cruise missile strikes on...
Russia becomes world’s leading wheat exporter

Russia becomes world’s leading wheat exporter

Moscow, April 29  Russia has become the world leader in wheat export, surpassing the US and Canada.“Russia supplies about 25 million tons of wheat on the external market by the end of the agricultural 2016 year. We became the world’s leading...