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Two Russian opposition parties unite after Nemtsov killing| Reuters

Apr 18, 2015

Two Russian opposition parties unite after Nemtsov killing| Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Two Russian opposition parties agreed on Friday to run on a joint platform in 2016 parliamentary elections, aiming to make a first step in uniting fractious Kremlin adversaries after the killing of party leader Boris Nemtsov. Critics of President Vladimir Putin say he bears ultimate political responsibility for the gunning down of Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister, on Feb. #Business #Economy #France #Russia #science #Africa #Argentina #Latin America #Mexico #lifestyle
Smaller but better: Here's why PM Modi should fast track production of next-gen BrahMos missiles

Apr 17, 2015

Smaller but better: Here's why PM Modi should fast track production of next-gen BrahMos missiles

India needs to encourage and fast track the agreement to develop the ambitious "BrahMos-Next Generation" (BrahMos-NG) missile project #World #India #Defence #Russia #ConnectTheDots #IAF #BrahMos Missile System #BrahMos missile
Will the Pakistan-Russia military exercise make New Delhi-Moscow ties sour?

Apr 17, 2015

Will the Pakistan-Russia military exercise make New Delhi-Moscow ties sour?

On the emotional plane of bilateral relations, India may act like a possessive spouse and howl at Russia being wooed by a new suitor, Pakistan. A discernible chill has set in Indo-Russian relations. #India #Defence #Pakistan #Narendra Modi #diplomacy #Russia #ConnectTheDots #BRICs #Ministry of External Affairs #Sergei Shoigu #Mi-35 #Khawaja Asif #Sergey Chemezov #Rostec Corporation
INS Vikramaditya to get air defence system after much delay

Apr 16, 2015

INS Vikramaditya to get air defence system after much delay

The new installation will take place during the ongoing 'short refit' that is been carried out on the carrier at Karwar. #Defence #NewsTracker #INS Vikramaditya #Karwar #Baku #Soviet Russia #Godavari-class ship #Close-in weapon system
OPEC diplomacy up from Moscow to Caracas; action unlikely| Reuters

Apr 16, 2015

OPEC diplomacy up from Moscow to Caracas; action unlikely| Reuters

MOSCOW/CARACAS (Reuters) - Quiet diplomacy among the world's biggest oil producers has heated up this week, yet observers see few signs that renewed discussion among Russia, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and others will lead to action on output. On Wednesday, Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said Moscow has been holding "unprecedentedly active" consultations with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and Latin American producers. The energy minister said he had spoken to OPEC's secretary general several days ago. #Politics #India #Technology #Middle East #Russia #science #markets #Latin America #Entertainment #Mexico #opinion #lifestyle

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How power relationships among nations shaped the Ukraine crisis

Mar 04, 2014

How power relationships among nations shaped the Ukraine crisis

Editor's note: This is a reader we received on the piece 'Another Cold War? India cant ignore Crimea crisis in Ukraine'. As per Firstpost policy, the comment has been lightly edited for spellings and grammar. #India #China #Barack Obama #Syria #Russia #ConnectTheDots #Cold War #LetterstoFP #Vladimir Putin #Ukraine #US-Russia ties #Crimea
Defence projects, n-plants India's new envoy to Russia has a huge task ahead

Jan 13, 2014

Defence projects, n-plants India's new envoy to Russia has a huge task ahead

Indian officials believe Raghavan is an old Russia/Soviet Union hand and should be able to smoothen rough edges in the Indo-Russian defence relationship. #India #Russia #Ministry of External Affairs #Kudankulam #BrahMos #Moscow #IFS #Indo-Russian relations