Tuesday, 28 March, 2023

Topic: India-Russia

‘US happy for India, can buy as much Russian oil as it wants’, says Treasury Secretary Yellen

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said India can buy Russian oil, even outside G7-imposed price cap mechanism, if it steers clear of Western insurance, finance & maritime services.

India can double down on ‘Hindi-Rusi Bhai Bhai’. China to EU, nations adopting its balancing act

Having stuck to doing business with Russia in defiance of US sanctions, India should now prepare to lead groupings like G20 and push the idea of Indo-Pacific.

Putin calls Modi ‘patriot’ for staying neutral on Ukraine, here’s why India needs to balance

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will travel to Moscow early next month to hold talks with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov.

India-Russia joint venture hopes to reach $5 billion in supersonic missile exports by 2025

The joint venture with a 50.5% Indian and 49.5% Russian partnership, hopes to bag orders worth $5 billion by 2025, its chairman said on Tuesday.

‘We’ll look at what’s on offer,’ Union Minister Puri on Russia’s Sakhalin-1 ownership revamp

Last week, Russia gave a state-run company the authority to decide whether foreign shareholders, including India's ONGC Videsh, can retain their participation in the project.

As Vladimir Putin ‘revenge’ bombs Ukraine, India says ready to support de-escalation efforts

Putin launched widespread missile attacks Monday on capital Kyiv and other cities to apparently avenge the attack on a Crimean bridge.

India declines to disclose upcoming UN General Assembly vote on Ukraine

Speaking at a media briefing in Australia, India's External Affairs Minister Jaishankar said "as a matter of prudence and policy, we don't predict our votes in advance".

‘Not an era for war,’ says Modi. Putin tells him Russia will ‘do its best to stop’ Ukraine war

Putin said he is aware of the Indian PM's position on conflict. The two met on sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit and discussed ways to enhance trade ties.

‘Maharashtra’s Gorky’ — who was Annabhau Sathe & why’s Fadnavis unveiling his statue in Moscow

Unveiling ceremony to take place at Margarita Rudomino All-Russian State Library for International Literature, followed by dedication of a portrait of Sathe to Indian embassy in Moscow.

India-Russia working on new payment system for defence deals amid more sanctions

While New Delhi & Moscow had worked out a simpler system for payments, secondary sanctions imposed on Russia have led to fresh challenges.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.