Sergei Shoigu

Russian defence minister's plane buzzed by NATO jet over Baltic

Russian defence minister's plane buzzed by NATO jet over Baltic

The escort plane, a Sukhoi SU-27, demonstrated it was armed by rocking its wings, after which the NATO plane flew off. 

Jun 21, 2017, 21:57 PM IST
Russian defence minister's plane buzzed by NATO jet: Agencies

Russian defence minister's plane buzzed by NATO jet: Agencies

A plane carrying Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu was buzzed by a NATO F-16 fighter jet as it flew over the Baltic Sea, but was seen off by a Russian Sukhoi-27 military jet.

Jun 21, 2017, 16:30 PM IST

Russia has sent battalion of military police to Aleppo: Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu

Russia has sent a battalion of military police to keep order in Aleppo, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said today, after the Syrian regime took full control of the ravaged city.

Dec 23, 2016, 23:37 PM IST
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".

Dec 04, 2016, 18:09 PM IST

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.

Nov 01, 2016, 15:48 PM IST
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.

Oct 26, 2016, 20:16 PM IST
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.

Oct 18, 2016, 13:08 PM IST

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.

Jul 02, 2016, 20:30 PM IST

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.

Jun 19, 2016, 00:46 AM IST

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.

May 20, 2016, 19:50 PM IST
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.

Oct 07, 2015, 22:32 PM IST

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.

Aug 04, 2015, 11:03 AM IST

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.

Jun 09, 2015, 00:43 AM IST
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.

May 09, 2015, 09:41 AM IST

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.

Apr 16, 2015, 22:10 PM IST

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.

Jan 21, 2015, 16:39 PM IST

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.

Jan 21, 2015, 03:59 AM IST

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.

Nov 20, 2014, 22:48 PM IST

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.

Nov 13, 2014, 02:22 AM IST
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.

Oct 12, 2014, 12:39 PM IST