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  • Vladimir Putin: Russia military modernisation plan to go on 1 hour 37 minutes ago

    Moscow: President Vladimir Putin says Russia will continue its ambitious military modernisation programme with a particular emphasis on nuclear strategic forces. Speaking with top military brass, Putin said the nation's nuclear forces are a "major factor in maintaining global balance," adding that "they effectively include a possibility of large-scale aggression...
  • US unhappy over Putin's India trip, no change in Obama's plans 6 days ago

    Washington: The US is unhappy over India doing "business as usual" with Russia, but it will have no effect on President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to India which remains an "important partner." "No. India remains an important partner," State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters on Friday when asked whether deals...
  • Ukrainian president criticises India over Crimean leader visit 1 week ago

    Sydney/New Delhi: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko lashed out at India on Friday over a visit by the leader of Crimea, the former Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia, who accompanied President Vladimir Putin's annual summit delegation this week. India does not back Western sanctions against Russia, and the unofficial trip by Sergey...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories December 11, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India, Russia sign bilateral agreements on oil, defence force training, atomic energy December 11, 2014

    India's strategic partnership with Russia is 'incomparable in content', said Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Russia has been "a pillar of strength" for India, said Modi after holding the annual summit talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin who is on a day-long visit to New Delhi. ...
  • Russia to assemble 400 choppers a year in India December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Russia on Thursday agreed in principle to assemble around 400 advanced twin engine Kamov helicopters a year in India, in a major move to give a new push to their strategic partnership. The Kamov Ka-226T, which Russia offered to assemble in India, is a light multi-role helicopter which is...
  • News 360: India, Russia sign seven agreement, 13 MoUs December 11, 2014

    India's strategic partnership with Russia is 'incomparable in content', said Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Russia has been "a pillar of strength" for India, said Modi after holding the annual summit talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin who is on a day-long visit to New Delhi. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob December 11, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Russia 'a pillar of strength', says Modi as the two countries sign seven agreements, 13 MoUs December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: India's strategic partnership with Russia is 'incomparable in content', said Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Russia has been "a pillar of strength" for India, said Modi after holding the annual summit talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin who is on a day-long visit to New Delhi. Modi said that "we...
  • Indian companies ink pact to buy $2.1 billion diamonds from Russia December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Twelve Indian companies will buy diamonds worth US dollar 2.1 billion in the next three years directly from Russian diamond mining giant ALROSA. These companies have signed three-year contracts with ALROSA during the ongoing World Diamond Conference being inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
  • List of agreements signed between Russia and India December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Delhi for the annual summit talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday that is aimed at building on the already close strategic ties, particularly in the fields of nuclear energy, hydrocarbons and defence. Here is the list of agreements signed during...
  • Live: India, Russia sign bilateral agreements on oil, defence force training, atomic energy December 11, 2014

    Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Delhi for the annual summit talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday that is aimed at building on the already close strategic ties, particularly in the fields of nuclear energy, hydrocarbons and defence. After the talks at Hyderabad House, the two sides are...
  • Modi, Putin to meet today; pacts on energy, defence among several others likely to be signed December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Delhi late on Wednesday night for the annual summit talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday that is aimed at building on the already close strategic ties, particularly in the fields of nuclear energy, hydrocarbons and defence. ...
  • Modi tweets in Russian to welcome Russian President Putin to India on Thursday December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared tweets in Russian to welcome President Vladimir Putin to India on Thursday and said he was delighted to welcome Putin to the country and was looking forward to a productive visit "that will take India-Russia ties to newer heights". "Times have changed, our friendship...
  • Russian President Putin to sign big deals on his one-day trip to India December 10, 2014

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will be visiting India on a short one day trip as part of the 15th annual India-Russia Summit. During the visit a host of big-ticket deals are expected to be signed from energy to defence to diamond-cutting. ...
  • India, Russia to sign 20 agreements during President Putin's visit December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: As the spate of high profile visits continue, Russian President Vladimir Putin will come to India on Wednesday amidst a great deal of animosity between him and the West over the crisis in Ukraine. But during his visit a host of big-ticket deals are expected to be signed...
  • No shadow of Putin's India visit on Obama trip: US December 6, 2014

    Washington: The US says "now is not the time for business as usual with Russia" but insists Russian President Vladimir Putin's upcoming India visit would not cast a shadow on President Barack Obama's own trip in January. "Let's wait and see what comes from the visit," State Department spokesperson Marie Harf...
  • India against Russia sanctions, to add vigour to ties in Putin-Modi meet December 6, 2014

    New Delhi: As Russia grapples with a floundering sanctions-hit economy, India set the tempo for Russian President Vladimir Putin's two-day India visit next week, saying that it has clearly spelt out that it "cannot be party" to any economic sanctions against its old friend. Putin is visiting India on December 10-11...
  • PM Modi slips to second spot in TIME's 'Person of the Year' poll November 30, 2014

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has slipped to the second place in the Time magazine's 'Person of the Year' poll with the Ferguson protesters surging ahead of him in a vote by the readers. As per latest reports, Modi is leading second with 9.8 per cent of the total votes polled...
  • Will support Syria and Iraq in fight against terrorism: Vladimir Putin November 29, 2014

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has assured Syria, Iraq and the other countries in the Gulf region of support in their fight against terrorism, media reported on Saturday. "The situation in Syria still raises serious concerns," said Putin in an interview with the Turkish al-Anadolu news agency, which was cited by...
  • Putin's tiger the main suspect in mystery China goat deaths: Xinhua November 26, 2014

    Beijing: A Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin is the main suspect in a series of goat deaths in China's northeast, state media reported Chinese local authorities as saying on Tuesday. Siberian tiger experts have pegged Ustin, one of three tigers freed by Putin, as the...
  • Vladimir Putin mulling re-election bid in 2018 November 23, 2014

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin is considering running for a fourth Kremlin term in 2018, which would see him stay in power until 2024, the TASS news agency reported on Sunday. "Yes, the possibility exists of my standing as a candidate again. Whether or not it will happen, I don't know...
  • Vladimir Putin says he will not be Russia's president for life November 23, 2014

    Moscow: Vladimir Putin says he will not remain Russia's president for life, but will step down in line with the Russian constitution. Putin did not rule out running for a fourth term in 2018, which would extend his time in office through 2024. He said staying beyond that, however, would be...
  • PM Modi among Time magazine's 'Person of the Year' contenders November 20, 2014

    New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is among 50 global leaders, business chiefs and pop icons named as contenders by Time magazine for its annual 'Person of the Year' honour. The Time 'Person of the Year 2014' will be announced next month and the publication said the title will be...
  • Grand welcome for US President Obama while Russia's Putin leaves G20 hastily November 17, 2014

    The G20 summit concluded on Sunday. While a grand welcome was accorded to US President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left earlier than expected after getting snubbed by other countries over the Ukrainian affair. ...
  • US, Japan and Australia vow to oppose Russian action in Ukraine November 17, 2014

    Brisbane: The leaders of the United States, Japan and Australia lined up together against Russia on Sunday, vowing to oppose Russian efforts to destabilise eastern Ukraine during a rare trilateral meeting held at the G20 summit in Brisbane. President Barack Obama, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Australian Prime Minister Tony...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay November 16, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • G20 commits to higher growth, fight climate change; Russia isolated over Ukraine November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: Leaders from the G20 group of nations agreed on Sunday to boost flagging global growth, tackle climate change and crack down on tax avoidance but ties between the West and Russia plummeted to a new low over the crisis in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin left the G20 summit in...
  • Isolated at G20, Putin leaves Summit mid-way November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: Leaders from the G20 group of nations agreed on Sunday to boost flagging global growth, tackle climate change and crack down on tax avoidance but ties between the West and Russia plummeted to a new low over the crisis in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin left the G20 summit in...
  • Vladimir Putin says good chance of ending Ukraine crisis as he leaves G20 Summit mid-way November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday there was a "good chance" of resolving the conflict in Ukraine as Western leaders squarely blamed Moscow and threatened to slap more sanctions if it did not take action to end the crisis. Putin was speaking at a G20 leaders summit in Brisbane...