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Air strikes on village of Syria's Idlib; killed 21 civilians

Air strikes on village of Syria's Idlib; killed 21 civilians

Russia began a military intervention in support of President Bashar al-Assad in September 2015, saying it was carrying out strikes against "terrorists".

Russia says resumption of Syria peace talks delayed indefinitely

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday a Western failure to rein in violent Islamists in Syria had indefinitely delayed the resumption of peace talks.

Terrorism cannot be defeated with "double standards": India & Russia

Terrorism cannot be defeated with "double standards": India & Russia

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar held a detailed meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu here during which the issue of terrorism was also discussed.
Parrikar also made it clear that Russia is India's time-tested and closest partner and it will continue to remain primary defence partner.

Russia, Syria halt air strikes on Aleppo: Russian Defence Minister

Russia, Syria halt air strikes on Aleppo: Russian Defence Minister

The Russian and Syrian air forces have stopped bombing Aleppo as of 0700 GMT on Tuesday, Russia`s Defence Minister said, in a move meant to ensure an eight-hour truce on October 20.

Russia orders safety overhaul in tense Baltic airspace

Russia ordered its military today to draw up measures to increase the safety of the airspace over the Baltic Sea, after a string of incidents and near-misses that has ratcheted up tensions between NATO and Moscow.

Russian defence chief, Assad coordinate on 'anti-terrorist fight'

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu met in Damascus today with President Bashar al-Assad to discuss anti-terrorist "cooperation" in Syria's conflict, a bone of contention between Moscow and Washington.

Russia proposes joint Syria air strikes with US from next week

Moscow on Friday proposed that Russia and United States, which have been flying separate bombing campaigns in Syria, launch joint air strikes against jihadists in the war-torn country from next week.

Russian warships fire cruise missiles as Moscow backs Syrian offensive

Russian warships fire cruise missiles as Moscow backs Syrian offensive

Russian warships joined in strikes in Syria with a volley of cruise missile attacks.

Russia launches new airspace force

 Russia has put into service the airspace force as a new branch of the Russian armed forces, the country`s defence ministry said.

Russia orders quicker build-up of military facilities in Kurile Islands

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu on Monday ordered the speeding up of construction of military and civilian infrastructure on a chain of islands in the Pacific Ocean where Moscow and Tokyo have rival territorial claims.

Putin hosts huge WWII victory parade amid Western snub

Putin hosts huge WWII victory parade amid Western snub

Russia on Saturday staged a huge military parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany in a conspicuous show of military might amid a standoff with the West over Ukraine.

Russia blames US for security crisis, turmoil in Ukraine

Top Russian officials accused the United States on Thursday of seeking political and military dominance in the world and sought to put blame on the West for international security crises, including the conflict in east Ukraine.

Looking forward to Russia visit: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said he looked forward to visit Russia later this year, an official release said here Wednesday.New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said he looked forward to visit Russia later this year, an official release said here Wednesday.

Russia may send S-300 missile system to Iran - media

Russia might deliver a long-overdue S-300 air defence missile system to Iran, honouring a contract that was cancelled in 2010 following strong pressure from the West, Iranian and Russian media said on Tuesday.

Pakistan, Russia sign defence cooperation agreement

Pakistan and Russia on Thursday signed a military cooperation agreement to deepen their defence ties and vowed to translate their relationship in "tangible" terms during the first-ever visit of a Russian defence minister in 45 years.

Russia plans long-range bomber flights near North American waters: Agency

 Russia said on Wednesday it planned to send long-range bombers on flight patrols over North American waters, including the Gulf of Mexico, but the Pentagon played down Moscow`s mission as routine training in international airspace.

Putin orders Russian troops withdrawal from Ukrainian border: Reports

Putin orders Russian troops withdrawal from Ukrainian border: Reports

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian troops to withdraw to their permanent bases after military exercises in Rostov region near the border with Ukraine, Russian news agencies reported late on Saturday, citing Kremlin spokesman.

Vladimir Putin orders combat readiness

President Vladimir Putin has ordered the troops in Russia`s Central Military District on full combat readiness for a snap check, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said Saturday.

Russia`s nuclear capabilities on `constant combat alert`: Defence minister

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said Thursday that the country`s nuclear capabilities on land, sea and air were on combat alert, as President Vladimir Putin inspected battle readiness amid a crisis in Ukraine.

Russian Navy to add three landing vessels in 2015: Report

The Russian navy will add three new large landing ships next year to the 19 already in service, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu was quoted as saying on Tuesday.