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India’s 1st underwater metro starts in West Bengal

India's first underwater train started in Kolkata which will go through a tunnel built inside Hooghly river. It will connect Kolkata to Howrah. Experts from Russia and Thailand also gave their inputs to built this underwater tunnel successfully inside the Hooghly river.

Feb 13, 2020, 21:14 PM IST

France grouped with Russia for Fed Cup Finals in Budapest

Holders France will face a strong Russian side and hosts Hungary in the group stage of the inaugural version of the $18 million Fed Cup Finals to be held in Budapest from April 14-19.

Feb 12, 2020, 12:14 PM IST

Amid tussle, Russia terms India's move to buy American Sig Sauer guns as 'unusual decision'

India has bought 72,400 SiG Sauer assault rifles for its frontline infantry troops while it is going for a joint venture with Russian Kalashnikov to acquire over 6.5 lakh AK-203 assault rifles for replacing the INSAS rifles.

Feb 07, 2020, 10:28 AM IST

Moscow says not in favour of Kashmir being discussed at United Nations

On the visit of foreign envoys to the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir earlier this month, Kudashev said, he doesn't "feels the reason to travel" as "Kashmir is India's internal matter and belongs to your constitutional space".

Jan 20, 2020, 13:12 PM IST

Despite shake-up, Putin rejects idea of Soviet-style leaders for life

Russian President Vladimir Putin's comments, made to World War Two veterans in St Petersburg, came days after he unveiled a sweeping shake-up of the political system which led to the resignation of Dmitry Medvedev as prime minister along with his government.

Jan 19, 2020, 12:33 PM IST

Gaganyaan mission astronauts to start training in Russia in January

The four astronauts shortlisted by ISRO for Gaganyaan mission  will receive training for 11 months.

Jan 15, 2020, 20:52 PM IST

Russian government resigns as President Putin proposes vote on constitutional shake-up

President Putin on Wednesday proposed a nationwide vote on sweeping constitutional changes that would shift power from the presidency to parliament and the prime minister, a move that could allow him to extend his rule after leaving the Kremlin.

Jan 15, 2020, 19:46 PM IST

MiG-31 supersonic interceptor carries out midair refuelling, Russia releases video

Russian Ministry of Defence on January 10, 2020, released a video showing the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-31 supersonic interceptor combat aircraft successfully conducting an aerial refuelling. The all-weather long-range MiG-31 fighter is seen taking off from an airbase in Chelyabinsk Region of Russia and approaching an Ilyushin Il-78 tanker.

Jan 13, 2020, 14:48 PM IST

Russia deploys Avangard, world's first hypersonic nuclear missile

Russian President Vladimir Putin described the missile unit as 'the weapon of the future' and said it puts the country ahead of the US in developing weaponry, Efe news reported. The Russian leader was informed by Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu on Friday that the weapon had been deployed near the Urals, a mountain range that forms part of the boundary between Europe and Asia.

Dec 28, 2019, 09:01 AM IST

Russia, China, Iran start joint naval drills in Indian Ocean

The Gulf of Oman is a particularly sensitive waterway as it connects to the Strait of Hormuz, through which about a fifth of the world's oil passes and which in turn connects to the Gulf.
Washington proposed a US-led naval mission following several attacks in May and June on international merchant vessels, including Saudi tankers, in Gulf waters which the United States blamed on Iran.

Dec 27, 2019, 14:45 PM IST

Sukhoi Su-57, Russia 5th Generation supersonic stealth fighter crashes

Russia has started inducting the Sukhoi Su-57 into its Aerospace Force and the country's Defense Ministry has ordered over 70 combat plane. The 5th Generation stealth air superiority fighter is Russia’s answer to the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II jets of the United States of America.

Dec 26, 2019, 13:37 PM IST

Gunman attacks Russian security service HQ in Moscow, kills employee

A gunman opened fire on the headquarters of Russia`s FSB security service in central Moscow on Thursday evening in a rare shooting incident that the FSB said had left at least one of its employees dead.

Dec 19, 2019, 23:58 PM IST

US Olympic official expresses doubt over clean 'neutral' Russia athletes after ban

A top U.S. Olympic official on Friday expressed doubt over whether any Russian competitors could prove clean to compete as neutral athletes in the upcoming Tokyo Games, after Russia was barred from competition for doping violations.

Dec 14, 2019, 06:55 AM IST

Russia's Sukhoi Su-27, Su-30, Su-35, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 jets intercept foreign aircraft 5 times in one week

Russian Aerospace Force has MiG-29, Su-27, Su-30 and Su-35 fighters in its arsenal and is also inducting MiG-35 and the 5th Generation Su-57 stealth fighters. While the twin-engine air superiority fighter MiG-29 is a more than 40 years old fighter, the Sukhoi jets, too, have twin-engines and are much larger aircraft, have a bigger range and more weapons payload compared to the former.

Dec 13, 2019, 21:09 PM IST

Russia banned from international sports, including 2020 Olympics, for four years over doping scandal

Russia was accused of manipulating laboratory doping data and Wada's Compliance Review Committee (CRC) declared that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (Rusada) was non-compliant over inconsistencies in a key database of athletes' test results.

Dec 09, 2019, 16:34 PM IST

Fifteen dead in Russian far east bus accident: Report

As many as 15 passengers died when a bus steered off the road and overturned into a river from a bridge in Russia`s far east on Sunday, the Interfax news agency reported, citing a source.

Dec 01, 2019, 14:36 PM IST

Turkey to test Russian S-400 systems despite US pressure: Reports

Turkey's purchase of the S-400s has been a major factor souring relations with the United States, which says the system is not compatible with NATO defences and poses a threat to Lockheed Martin`s F-35 stealth fighter jets.

Nov 26, 2019, 10:19 AM IST

India may escape US sanctions for buying Russian S-400 missile defence system

President Donald Trump has warned Turkish President Recep Erdogan during his recent visit that the Russian deal is going to put it at risk of sanctions.

Nov 22, 2019, 11:46 AM IST

Russia, UAE discuss delivery schedule of Sukhoi Su-35 combat jet

Sukhoi Su-35 is a supersonic jet with supermanoeuverability even at low speeds and the UAE is keen on buying over one squadron of the advanced fighters for its air force. Russia and UAE are likely to sign the final contract for the Su-35s before the end of 2019.

Nov 18, 2019, 17:57 PM IST

Russia says it will return captured naval ships to Ukraine on November 18

Relations between Ukraine and Russia collapsed following Moscow`s annexation of the Crimean peninsula, which prompted Western sanctions. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy won a landslide election victory in April promising to end the conflict.

Nov 17, 2019, 23:10 PM IST