India-Russia Current Affairs, GK & News

India and Egypt declare Strategic Partnership

The Egyptian President Sisi is the Chief Guest of the 2023 Republic Day celebrations of India. During his visit, he met PM Modi, and the leaders discussed on boosting the business ties between the countries. With the trade between the countries touching 12 billion USD in the last five years, the countries have now entered ..

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What is Sprut-SDM1 light amphibious tank?

Russia is set to demonstrate its Sprut-SDM1 light amphibious tank during the Indian Army’s upcoming tender for light tanks. Key facts Sprut-SDM1, equipped with a 125 mm tank gun, is the only light amphibious tank of its class to have firepower equivalent to that of the main battle tank. The amphibious tank is capable of ..

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Defence ministry contract for BrahMos missiles

The Indian Government has inked a Rs.1,700 crore contract with BrahMos Aerospace Pvt Ltd for procuring BrahMos missiles. Key facts The contract was signed by the Defence Ministry to purchase 35 combat and 3 practice BrahMos supersonic dual-role surface-to-surface cruise missiles. The range of these missiles is 290 km and they are capable of both ..

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AK 203 deal: Delivery of Initial batch of rifles

As a part of larger contract to manufacture AK 203 assault rifles in India, the armed forces received first batch of 70,000 rifles from Russia. Highlights The first batch has been delivered at a fast pace, on request by India, amid Covid-19 pandemic. First batch is likely to be used by the air force. Rifles ..

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India Russia Summit 2021

On December 6, 2021, Russia President Vladimir Putin visited India. He held the 21st India – Russia summit with his counter part Narendra Modi. During his visit, India and Russia signed 28 agreements. Some of them were semi – confidential. Thus, the Ministry of External Affairs did not release all of its details. About the ..

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Defence Acquisition Council approves AK-203 deal with Russia

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has granted permission for mass production of AK-203 rifles, providing fire power to the standard weapon profile of armed forces. DAC has also approved an independent satellite for Indian Air Force (IAF). Key Points This decision was taken ahead of scheduled visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to India beginning. His ..

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