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Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Postby Austin » 07 Oct 2018 20:07

How S-400 air defence system can be a game changer for India

https://www.indiatoday.in/programme/ind ... 2018-10-05

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Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Postby Guddu » 08 Oct 2018 06:20

The above video has a beautiful Russian lady singing Vaishnav janto..


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Postby arun » 09 Oct 2018 16:47

Rostec who are the parent of Rosoboronexport, press release on the S400 deal:

Rosoboronexport: Contract with India for S-400 Missile Systems – Biggest-ever Deal in Company History

On October 5, 2018, in Delhi Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) signed a contract to supply India with the S-400 Triumph long-range air defense missile systems (ADMS).

"The S-400 supply agreement with India is a new landmark in the history of military-technical cooperation between our countries. The deal demonstrates the highest level of trust and understanding between India and Russia. I am sure that this agreement will also be a new impulse for strengthening and deepening our cooperation in civil industry." said the Head of Rostec State Corporation Sergey Chemezov.

The main advantage of the S-400 lies in its versatility. The system is able to engage both all types of aerodynamic targets and ballistic missiles, up to intermediate-range ballistic missiles. The Triumph is far superior to its foreign counterparts in maximum engagement range and minimum engagement altitude, emplacement/displacement time, as well as in a number of other key characteristics.

“The contract for the supply of S-400 Triumph air defense missile systems to India is the biggest for the entire period of military-technical cooperation between Russia and India and the largest in history of Rosoboronexport. Today we begin to execute it” said the Head of Rosoboronexport Alexander Mikheev.

Regular meetings between the leaders of Russia and India give strong impetus to the development of relations between the countries and play an important role in expanding and strengthening military-technical cooperation, which has been underway since 1960. Since then, exports of Russian military products to India have exceeded $65 billion.

“Rosoboronexport is ready to cooperate with India in any areas. At the moment, a number of other major contracts for the supply of Russian weapons to India are in the final stages of preparation and we hope they will be signed soon,” Alexander Mikheev said.


From here:

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Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Postby krishna_krishna » 11 Oct 2018 07:18

The list of agreement singed with Russia on Putin's visit, the only one publicly acknowledged under defence/military is # 45 (S-400):

https://www.mea.gov.in/bilateral-docume ... er_05_2018

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Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Postby Austin » 12 Oct 2018 11:12

No ties with Pakistan at India's cost, relations with New Delhi long-term: Russia

https://www.timesnownews.com/india/arti ... d-9/297998

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Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Postby sanjaykumar » 13 Oct 2018 02:51

Completely off topic.

This is a type of test for crowd sourcing of information.

I met a very interesting elderly Russian who recalled being, as a young man, on the set of Pardesi when Nargis was involved in an accident with a pyrotechnical device. In fact he recalled both Raj Kapoor and Nargis; and the incident of the fire which he was prepared to put out with a blanket moved him to tears.

Was there such an event on the set of Pardesi (Indo-Russian collaboration, apparently).

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Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Postby arun » 31 Oct 2018 10:59

arun wrote:How times have changed when it comes to being supported against Mohammadden Terrorism emanating from the Mohammadden Terrorism Fomenting Islamic Republic of Pakistan targeting India.Russia cannot bring herself to name the Mohammadden Terrorism Fomenting Islamic Republic of Pakistan and provides India faint support by pussyfooting around without naming the Islamic Republic and makes no mention of Pakistan sponsored terrorist attacks at Mumbai, Pathankot and Uri. On the other hand the US has no such inhibitions in naming and shaming the Mohammadden Terrorism Fomenting Islamic Republic of Pakistan besides explicitly mentioning Pakistan sponsored terrorist attacks at Mumbai, Pathankot and Uri.

Indo Russia Statement dealing with Terrorism:

India-Russia Joint Statement during visit of President of Russia to India (October 05, 2018)
October 05, 2018

India-Russia: an Enduring Partnership in a Changing World …………..

The Sides declared their support to Afghan government’s efforts towards the realization of an Afghan-led, and Afghan-owned national peace reconciliation process. Concerned with the unabated violence and severely undermined security situation in Afghanistan and its adverse effect on the region, the Sides resolved to work through the Moscow Format, SCO Contact Group on Afghanistan, and all other recognized formats for an early resolution to the long-term conflict in Afghanistan, end to terroristviolence, external safe havens and sanctuaries for terrorists and the worsening drug problem in the country. Both Sides called upon the international community to join efforts to thwart any external interference in Afghanistan, to restore its economy, contribute to sustaining peace and security, economic and political development of a stable, secure, united, prosperous and independent Afghanistan. The two Sides will direct their activity to launchjoint development and capacity building projects in Afghanistan. ………………………..

The Sides denounced terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and reiterated the need to combat international terrorism with decisive and collective response without any double standards. The Sides agreed to converge their efforts to eradicate terrorist networks, their sources of financing, arms and fighters supply channels, to counter terrorist ideology, propaganda and recruitment. The Sides condemned all kinds of state support to terrorists including cross border terrorism and providing safe havens to terrorists and their network. Recognizing the importance of adopting the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism, pending in the United Nations, to become part of the international law, both Sides called upon the international community to make sincere efforts towards its early conclusion. То address the threats of chemical and biological terrorism, the Sides supported and emphasized the need for launching multilateral negotiations at the Conference on Disarmament on an international convention for the suppression of acts of chemical and biological terrorism.

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For contrast the US Statement that goes hammer and tongs at the Mohammadden Terrorism Fomenting Islamic Republic of Pakistan and names and shames them:

Joint Statement on the Inaugural India-U.S 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue
September 06, 2018 ………………………….

Welcoming the expansion of bilateral counter-terrorism cooperation, the Ministers announced their intent to increase information-sharing efforts on known or suspected terrorists and to implement UN Security Council Resolution 2396 on returning foreign terrorist fighters. They committed to enhance their ongoing cooperation in multilateral fora such as the UN and FATF. They reaffirmed their support for a UN Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism that will advance and strengthen the framework for global cooperation and reinforce the message that no cause or grievance justifies terrorism. The Ministers denounced any use of terrorist proxies in the region, and in this context, they called on Pakistan to ensure that the territory under its control is not used to launch terrorist attacks on other countries. On the eve of the 10-year anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai attack, they called on Pakistan to bring to justice expeditiously the perpetrators of the Mumbai, Pathankot, Uri, and other cross-border terrorist attacks. The Ministers welcomed the launch of a bilateral dialogue on designation of terrorists in 2017, which is strengthening cooperation and action against terrorist groups, including Al-Qa’ida, ISIS, Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad, Hizb-ul Mujahideen, the Haqqani Network, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, D-Company, and their affiliates. The two sides further reaffirmed their commitment to ongoing and future cooperation to ensure a stable cyberspace environment and to prevent cyber-attacks.

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How times have changed when it comes to being supported against Mohammadden Terrorism emanating from the Mohammadden Terrorism Fomenting Islamic Republic of Pakistan targeting India. Russia cannot bring herself to name the Mohammadden Terrorism Fomenting Islamic Republic of Pakistan and provides India faint support by pussyfooting around without naming the Islamic Republic and makes no mention of Pakistan sponsored terrorist attacks at Mumbai, Pathankot and Uri. On the other hand the US, and now Japan, has no such inhibitions in naming and shaming the Mohammadden Terrorism Fomenting Islamic Republic of Pakistan besides explicitly mentioning Pakistan sponsored terrorist attacks at Mumbai, Pathankot and Uri.

Extract from the India-Japan Vision Statement 0f October 29, 2018 following meeting of our PM Narendra Modi and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe at the India-Japan Annual Summit showing Japan has none of the inhibitions regards Pakistan that Russia seems to have and mentions Mumbai and Pathankot:


They called upon Pakistan to bring to justice the perpetrators of terrorist attacks, including those of November 2008 in Mumbai and January 2016 in Pathankot. They looked forward to strengthening cooperation against terrorist threats from groups including Al-Qaida, ISIS, Jaish-e-Mohammad, Lakshar-e-Tayyiba, and their affiliates.


From MEA Website here:

India-Japan Vision Statement

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Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Postby Austin » 01 Nov 2018 09:34

Russia, India and Iran will create an alternative to the Suez Canal

https://iz.ru/807246/2018-11-01/rossiia ... omu-kanalu

Russia, India and Iran will hold a meeting in November to discuss the launch of the North-South international transport corridor, the Iranian television channel Press TV reported .

A new transport corridor with a length of 7.2 thousand kilometers using railways and waterways should be a cheaper and shorter alternative to the Suez Canal.

Goods will be shipped from India to the Iranian city of Bandar Abbas on the coast of the Persian Gulf, then to Bandar Enzel on the coast of the Caspian Sea, from where they will go to Astrakhan by sea, and then by rail will be shipped to Europe, RIA Novosti reports .

It is assumed that the new transport corridor will reduce the time and cost of transporting goods by 30–40%.

For example, when transporting goods along the North-South corridor from Mumbai to Moscow, its time will be reduced by 20 days.

The potential volume of freight traffic on the new route is estimated at 20–30 million tons per year.

On October 30, it was reported that South Korea expects to launch the first Vladivostok-Seoul train in three to four years

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Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Postby ramana » 01 Nov 2018 09:57

sanjaykumar wrote:Completely off topic.

This is a type of test for crowd sourcing of information.

I met a very interesting elderly Russian who recalled being, as a young man, on the set of Pardesi when Nargis was involved in an accident with a pyrotechnical device. In fact he recalled both Raj Kapoor and Nargis; and the incident of the fire which he was prepared to put out with a blanket moved him to tears.

Was there such an event on the set of Pardesi (Indo-Russian collaboration, apparently).


Still digging the facts. That movie is about travels of an early Russian traveller Afanasy Nitkhin.


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journey ... Three_Seas

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Postby Austin » 11 Nov 2018 16:52

Russian artists performed Ramlila in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh on November 4-5, 2018. Their performance was highly appreciated by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

https://twitter.com/IndEmbMoscow/status ... 9596939265

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Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Postby Austin » 20 Nov 2018 15:11

"India will not allow another country to dictate its terms to it"
https://www.kommersant.ru/doc/3804791

Senior Indian diplomat about partnerships with both the United States and Russia



On Monday, in India, the official opening ceremony of the Indra-2018 Russian-Indian joint exercise was held at the Babin training ground in Uttar Pradesh. A day earlier it became known that Russia will complete the delivery of S-400 air defense system to India by 2023, which the United States is actively opposing. About how Delhi manages to combine military and military-technical cooperation with Moscow and rapprochement with Washington, as well as on the situation in Indo-Asia correspondent of "Kommersant" Sergei Strokanov said the chairman of the National Security Advisory Council of India, a member of the Valdai Club, a former ambassador in the Russian Federation Pundi Srinivasa Raghavan.


- What do you expect from the conference on Asian security, which will be held on November 21-22 in Malaysia under the auspices of the Valdai Club? In general, how important is the Valdai platform in the modern world, where there is less room for dialogue?

- Created in 2004, the Valdai Club became a platform for exchanging views between influential politicians and experts from around the world, who are given the opportunity to interact with their Russian colleagues.

Given the realities of the modern world, in which Russia's actions and intentions often meet with complete incomprehension or are presented in a distorted light, such initiatives as the upcoming Valdai Conference take on special significance. Russia relies on the development of ties in Eurasia. In this regard, frank discussions with those who determine politics and public opinion in the countries of the region will help all parties better understand each other.

- One of the manifestations of the split world was the confrontation between the USA and Russia, in connection with which India found itself between the hammer and the anvil. To what extent can this confrontation complicate Russian-Indian military-technical cooperation if the Law on Countering America's Opponents with Sanctions (CAATSA) is applied against India?

- India believes that the current confrontation between the United States and Russia remains the main destabilizing factor in global politics. Considering that the US Law on Countering America's Opponents through Sanctions ( CAATSA ) has an extraterritorial effect, this confrontation today directly invades the very basis of Russian-Indian relations. In addition to punishing Russia, the goal of CAATSA is to persuade other countries to abandon the purchase of Russian weapons and switch to arms supplies from the United States.

However, India has always stated that it will not allow any other country to dictate to it what its relations with other countries should be. In addition, the Russian-Indian military-technical cooperation meets the Indian national interests, since it allows maintaining the combat capability of the country's armed forces at the required level.

No country in the world shares military technology with India to the extent that Russia does.

And in conclusion, it must be recognized: CAATSA is like a nuclear weapon. It cannot be used, and its task is to induce to action the threat of its use.

As India diversifies its arms supplies, American arms shipments are growing. For the USA, it would be unwise to put this uptrend in jeopardy by applying CAATSA to India.

At the same time, it is well known in Russia that over the past five years, from 2013 to 2017, the share of Russian weapons acquired by India on the world arms market amounted to 62%. After the recent signing of a contract for the purchase by India of Russian S-400 systems, this figure will grow even more.

- In his recent speech at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, US President Donald Trump called India one of the few partners whose relationship with Washington is considered particularly promising. What do you think of this new “honeymoon” of Washington and Delhi?


“The US-India strategic partnership cannot be considered a“ new honeymoon ”, it has been steadily developing and has received new acceleration since 2000, when the United States and India entered into a nuclear agreement providing for the lifting of the global embargo on cooperation with India in the peaceful nuclear industry. By the way, as of today, the only beneficiary of this decision of international importance has been Russia as the only country present on the Indian nuclear energy market (in the next two decades, 12 nuclear power plants with Russian participation are planned to be built in India).

The partnership with the United States is based on mutual interest in the development of trade, investment, technology exchange, strengthening bilateral relations in the field of education and cooperation in the field of military technology. India has always considered its partnership with the United States as independent of the strategic partnership with Russia. Both partnerships are unique to us.

- As the US-India partnership in Delhi strengthened, the term “Indo-Pacific Region” was mentioned instead of “Asia-Pacific Region”, as it was used to be said before. This was negatively perceived by China and met with a cool Moscow reaction. It is believed that this is an attempt to revise the role of the leading powers of the region, inspired by the United States. Why do you need it?


- Your question does not take into account the experience of India and the history of its relations with the Asia-Pacific region. The association of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), created in 1989 for the development of trade and economic relations, did not have a place for India. Our country is still not part of this group, although the United States and Russia declare that they are in favor of India’s membership in the APEC.

Established in 1996, another ASEM international organization (Asia-Europe Forum), which includes more than 50 states, initially also did without India.

Our country became a member of ASEM only in 2006 - ten years after its foundation. Thus, the definition of the “Asia-Pacific Region” is a product of the thinking of the Cold War era. It must be said bluntly that it does not correspond to the realities of today.

If you take into account any objective criteria, it is simply impossible to imagine a situation in which a country such as India, given its size and weight in the world, should be excluded from discussions on security issues and trade and economic cooperation in the region. India is the second largest country in Asia, its population is 1.3 billion people, GDP is $ 2.6 trillion, today it is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Geographically, it occupies a strategic position in the Indian Ocean, where the busiest sea corridor runs. Protecting the sea lanes meets the vital economic interests of India, given that 40% of the country's sea freight passes through the Strait of Malacca.

When India speaks of the “Indo-Pacific Region”, it notes the importance of its economic and security interests not only in the Asia-Pacific region, but also in the oceans, from the eastern shores of Africa to the western shores of the United States. It is important to emphasize that India does not invest in its idea of ​​the “Indo-Pacific Region” as a club or military alliance, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in June of this year at the Shangri-La Dialogue conference in Singapore.

- Mr. Raghavan, recently the first meeting on Afghan settlement was held in Moscow with the participation of representatives of the Taliban movement (the movement is prohibited in the Russian Federation, - “Kommersant”). However, official Kabul refused to participate in the meeting, and the United States did not participate in it, while the powers of the Taliban themselves, who arrived in Moscow, remain unclear. Does it make sense to hold such meetings?


- India has always stated that it supports all efforts aimed at achieving a political settlement in Afghanistan, which would be controlled by the Afghans, achieved by the Afghans and controlled by the Afghans. The Moscow format of negotiations on Afghanistan is intended to bring to the negotiating table all players, both internal and external, and with the active support of the Afghan government to promote a comprehensive intra-Afghan dialogue. India supported this format - a joint statement issued following the results of the visit of President Vladimir Putin to India in October of this year was confirmation of this. Having received an invitation to a recent meeting on Afghanistan in Moscow, in its assessment India was guided by considerations of strategic partnership with Russia. Now we have to watch how this meeting,

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Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Postby ramana » 21 Nov 2018 02:51

Order for 2 follow-on frigates for IN to be built in Indian signed today.

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