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  • India walks away from buying two oil deposits from Russia’s oil giant Rosneft

    India refused Rosneft's offer to buy five additional oilfields in the Vankor cluster (Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia), reported Indian newspaper The Economic Times citing sources familiar with the negotiations.

    "We do not want to put all of our eggs in one basket. Russia can continue to offer oil deposits, but we cannot accept all proposals," the source said. "We have invested enough in Russia, so, there is no need to close this deal urgently. There are other attractive opportunities for investment …

  • Poroshenko invites newly elected president of India to visit Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and newly elected President of India Ram Nath Covind discussed the prospect of intensifying the political dialogue between their two countries in a telephone conversation.

    "The leaders of the two countries noted their mutual willingness to significantly activate the political dialogue between Ukraine and the Republic of India at all levels," the press office of the Ukrainian Head of State reported after the conversation.

    The President’s press service paid …

  • India to increase imports of Ukrainian sunflower oil

    India is interested in increasing Ukrainian sunflower oil import volume, as reported by the press service of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection.

    This was on the agenda for the August 2nd meeting of the leadership of the the State Service on Food Safety and Consumer Protection with the representatives of the Indian Oilseed and Produce Exporters Association. During the meeting, they discussed the issues of exporting Ukrainian sunflower and sunflower oil to India. …

  • Media: India chooses Ukrainian An-178 aircraft over Russian Il-214

    India is no longer interested in the Russian Il-214 transport aircraft, a plane that has been in constant development for 17 years. TV reports that the country will focus on the Ukrainian An-178 instead.

    The IL-214 was slated to replace the obsolete AN-12 aircraft currently used by the Armed Forces of India and Russia. Work on the aircraft began way back in 2000 and India joined the development in 2007.

    It was reported that the aircraft was developed by the Ilyushin Aviation Complex (IL) …

  • Russia to sell three Admiral Grigorovich-class frigates to India after failing to acquire Ukrainian engines

    Three Admiral Grigorovich-class (Project 11356M) frigates originally intended for use by the Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet will be sold to India, the Assistant Director to the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, Vladimir Drozhov, stated, RIA Novosti reported.

    The sale of the naval vessels was the result of an agreement signed in October 2016 after talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    The agreement assumes that two frigates …

  • Ukraine sold a record amount of wheat to India

    India has become the largest buyer of Ukrainian wheat in the world. This year, the country imported approximately 1.5 million tons of this grain crop, Interfax-Ukraine reported, quoting grain market expert Elizabeth Malyshko.

    “From July to December, India imported approximately 1.5 million tons and topped the ratings of importer-countries of Ukrainian wheat since the beginning of the market season,” Malyshko said. Thailand and Indonesia with 1.4 and 1.3 million tons respectively are the other …

  • Russia's Pacific Fleet to take part in joint naval exercises with India

    The Pacific Fleet ships that consist of a large anti-submarine ship, Admiral Tributs, and a Boris Butoma tanker have sailed off for the Indian port of Visakhapatnam to take part in the Indra Navy joint drills, Vladimir Matveyev, a spokesman for Russia’s Eastern military district, told TASS.

    "The ships are under the command of the Deputy Commander of the Seaboard (Primorsk) Combined Forces Flotilla Rear Admiral, Eduard Mikhailov, and are currently heading to the base of the Eastern Fleet of the …

  • Russia to supply India with S-400 missile systems

    India will receive Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems. The delivery agreement was signed on October 15 in the Indian state of Goa. As Interfax news agency reported, S-400 Triumf long-range anti-aircraft missile systems are currently used in Syria for the defense of the Khmeimim Russian military base. In August 2016, one of the anti-aircraft missile air defense regiments, based in the Crimea, received these missile systems.

    In addition to the agreement with India, there is an agreement …

  • Putin: Situation in Afghanistan is cause for concern

    The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, said that the situation in Afghanistan raises serious concerns, so drastic action is needed to deal with terrorism, extremism and drug trafficking, as stated in his interview with RIA Novosti and the Indian news agency IANS.

    "The situation within the territory between India and Russia remains tense. In particular, there remain concerns over the situation in Afghanistan. Drastic actions are needed to help the country to cope with …

  • Ukraine and India are planning to modernize T-72 tanks

    Ukraine and India are working on plans to expand military-technical cooperation. The two sides are negotiating a program to modernize the T-72 tanks from the Armed Forces of India, a source in the defense sector said to the Interfax-Ukraine news agency.

    “India is showing an interest in placing an order for the modernization of T-72 in Ukraine. Currently the parties are negotiating the organization of cooperation. The request from the Indian clients to upgrade the T-72’s, according to some …