India-Russia: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

India to acquire Sprut Light Tanks from Russia

India is currently in advanced talks with Russia to acquire light weight tanks. These are newly developed tanks in Russia. They are being acquired to be used in high altitude areas of Line of Actual Control. Highlights The need to buy Sprut Light Tanks has come after border hostilities with China increased in the Line ..

Indra Naval Drills-2020

India and Russia will be holding two days toned down bilateral naval exercise, `Indra 2020’. It will be in the Andaman Sea, which is close to the strategic Strait of Malacca from Sept 4-5. Though the bilateral exercise has been toned down due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, it will be structured to enhance ..

India to Participate in Kavkaz Exercise 2020 in Russia

India is going to participate in the multilateral military ‘Russian Kavakaz 2020’ strategic command exercise to be organized in Astrakhan, Russia. The Indian contingent will be represented by 150 Army Personnel and a smaller number of personnel from the Navy and the Air Force also. Who all are invited to take part? The invitation to ..

Defence Ministry approves procurement of 12 Sukhoi fighter jets and 21 MiG-29 from Russia

On July 2, 2020, the Defence Ministry approved the procurement of 21 MiG-29 and 12 Sukhoi fighter jets at a cost of Rs 38,900. The procurement is being made to strengthen combat compatibility of Indian Armed forces, especially when the country is facing a stand-off with China at Line of Actual control. Highlights The decision ..

Concor signs service agreement with Russia’s RZD Logistics JSC

Container Corporation of India (Concor) and RZD Logistics JSC (Russian Railways) recently signed a service agreement for transporting cargo between India and Russia using a single invoice. The containers will move between the two countries by using the International North South Transport Corridor (INSTC), which passes through Iran. The corridor also passes through Azerbaijan.