India and Russia are having a disagreement over the joint production of Kamov-226T light-utility helicopter that was announced as the first major ‘Make in India’ project some five months ago.
The possibility of India becoming America’s partner in the 21st century world order was discussed by top Senators, diplomats and security leaders who feel that the US faces challenges to its global dominance.
The US has topped the list of foreign countries with which India has signed contracts for procurement of weapons and military platforms in the last two years, followed by Israel and Britain.
Russia is open to localising component production of its modern Sukhoi super jet even as it is talking to Mahindra and Mahindra for partnership for the MC 21 civil aviation aircraft, Russian Trade and Industry Minister Denis Manturov said here.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and visiting Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Trutnev on Friday discussed a wide range of issues pertaining to bilateral economic relations, official sources here said.
India today asked Russia to adopt a liberal approach in sharing technology for components of major defence platforms saying it was critical to keep them in operational readiness as most of its weapons systems are of Russian-origin.
India and Russia on Friday signed key agreements for long-term maintenance support for Sukhoi-30MKI fleet of fighter jets of the Indian Air Force (IAF).
Trade ministers of India and Russia are expected to chalk out a road map for signing of a free trade pact the Eurasian Economic Union and take up issues to boost bilateral trade at a meeting here tomorrow. The Eurasian Economic Union includes Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.
Parliament’s Standing Committee on Defence reveals in a new report released on Thursday that the United States has been India’s biggest supplier of weapons platforms over the past three years.
India will go in for the multi-billion dollar joint development and production of a fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) with Russia only if there is full-scale transfer of technology as well as “benefits” for the indigenous effort to build a futuristic stealth fighter.