India, Russia Agree to Ink Defence Deals

India and Russia on Wednesday agreed on a slew of proposed defence deals, some of which are likely to be inked during President Vladimir Putin’s visit to India in December. These include licensed production of 42 SU-30 MKI aircraft in India and procurement of 59 MI-17 V-5 helicopters. These deals were discussed during talks between…

Aircraft Carrier Gorshkov to be Delivered to India Towards End of 2013

Aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov will be handed over towards the end of next year, Russia said today as India conveyed its “serious concern” over the prolonged delay and asked it to adopt a “wartime approach” for ensuring its early delivery. The issue came up at a meeting here between Defence Minister A K Antony and…