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    Re: Russia - India Strategic Relationship: News

    Post  miketheterrible on Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:42 pm

    Austin is good in my books. But he is obviously from coastal area of India near Mumbai or south. If Austin is his name, then I assume he is Christian.

    Indian media is heavily owned by westerners and give obviously a huge bias in the media. But various officials are also useful idiots for the western governments and this is where problems are created for Russia.
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    Re: Russia - India Strategic Relationship: News

    Post  GarryB on Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:40 am

    Most English speaking individuals especially in US, UK and Canada actually prefer locals at helpdesk jobs coz Indians have a totally different,thick accent that is difficult to understand.

    Indeed they do but many large western companies still outsource their helpdesks to foreign countries with India being one of the most common.

    Ofc you are here in this forum for a long time but the only guy from India who I see make some useful contribution in this forum is Austin.

    Austin is one, Sujoy is another though he has not been active for a while. Pinto is another chap who contributes too.

    Austin is good in my books. But he is obviously from coastal area of India near Mumbai or south. If Austin is his name, then I assume he is Christian.

    Ahhh, so to be clear when you said all Indians are thick you were not meaning Native Americans, but non coastal non christian people from the second most populous country on the planet... just one billion or so?

    Well I can understand... half of voting age Americans that actually managed to vote voted for Clinton... nuff said.

    Everyone who disagrees with me is stupid as well... Razz

    Indian media is heavily owned by westerners and give obviously a huge bias in the media. But various officials are also useful idiots for the western governments and this is where problems are created for Russia.

    Yeah... so what you are saying is that the Media in India... is pretty much the same as the media in the US, or UK, or Australia, or New Zealand... or pretty much any where else in the western world and quite a few other places besides... thanks for sharing that new information. Razz


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    Re: Russia - India Strategic Relationship: News

    Post  Pinto on Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:56 pm

    miketheterrible wrote:So Ukraine and Pakistan signed an agreement for $800M USD to service and upgrade Pakistan armored vehicles/tanks and Ukraine also sells Antonovs to India.  But for some reason, I do not see a lot coming from Indians or Indian media complaining about such a deal.  But if Russia tries to sell to Pakistan equipment, Indians and Indian media gets mad.  I sense a terrible case of hypocrisy from Indians and Media alike.  I know Indians are not the brightest of people in the world with you know, designated poo streets and all.  But even the most uneducated and stupid Indian should be able to tell how hypocritical their people, media and military are.  But then again, I do not put such people in high regards for obvious reason.

    well very unfortunate and racist comments. i don't know you from Russia or which country but its hurting to see such comments in public forums.
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    Re: Russia - India Strategic Relationship: News

    Post  miketheterrible on Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:28 pm

    Pinto wrote:
    miketheterrible wrote:So Ukraine and Pakistan signed an agreement for $800M USD to service and upgrade Pakistan armored vehicles/tanks and Ukraine also sells Antonovs to India.  But for some reason, I do not see a lot coming from Indians or Indian media complaining about such a deal.  But if Russia tries to sell to Pakistan equipment, Indians and Indian media gets mad.  I sense a terrible case of hypocrisy from Indians and Media alike.  I know Indians are not the brightest of people in the world with you know, designated poo streets and all.  But even the most uneducated and stupid Indian should be able to tell how hypocritical their people, media and military are.  But then again, I do not put such people in high regards for obvious reason.

    well very unfortunate and racist comments. i don't know you from Russia or which country but its hurting to see such comments in public forums.

    sorry, but your people, politicians and media show themselves for what they are. And only makes India a growing laughing stock in the eyes of China and Russia when it comes to these such cases. Makes Russians even become quite hateful towards Indians for their inherited back stabbing policies.  I know a few who think they should have had let US had their way with India in the 70'S.

    Personally, I don't care too much. It isn't like my country of Canada is any better. We have an idiot in power that's only experience before was a drama teacher and his dad was a loser who's wife couldn't stop getting the pork from musicians.  So I don't blame anyone who has an outright racist viewpoint of Canadians. I know I do of towards my own. But that is because I'm not uber patriot like many of you who like getting screwed by their own and made to look stupid in the eyes of the world, all the while defending it or ignoring the hypocrisy.

    Maybe you should try to say something or do something. But then again, you might just end up in jail or something cause of crooked cops. But hey, I don't have bad opinion on all Indians. I know my fare share who left due to problems back home and refuse to go back. I also talk regularly to the ones who work 6 out of the 7 days a week in tech support who admit being treated like slaves. I give them my sympathy and tell them things are getting worst in Canada so they don't feel so bad.
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    Re: Russia - India Strategic Relationship: News

    Post  George1 on Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:36 am

    India and Russia chose most feasible site for building new nuclear power plant

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    Can Moscow retain the Indian arms market?

    Post  Pinto on Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:04 am

    http://in.rbth.com/economics/defence/2016/12/02/can-moscow-retain-the-indian-arms-market_652979

    2 December 2016 LEONID NERSISYAN, FORBES.RU

    Russia, for many years, has occupied second place, after the United States, in sales of weaponry in the global arms market. India has played a major role in this, being Russia’s biggest arms export market. What does the future look like for these two countries in the sphere of defence cooperation?

    Make in India: Russia always ready to share its technologies

    A major reason for the success of Russian arms in India was that Moscow has always been willing to work on the ‘Make in India’ or localised production concept, which New Delhi has been promoting for many years.

    The Government of India in November approved the signing of a new contract for licensed production of 464 T-90MS tanks – the most modern modification of this combat vehicle.

    The contracts for the supply of T-90 tanks to India have allowed Russia to retain a share of around 56% of world tank sales market.

    There are several reasons for the success of the T-90, which practically captured the entire Indian market. First, the price: even the newest T-90MS costs markedly less than any of its competitors. The price tag of Western tanks is $6 to 8 million, depending on the model and the configuration. This also happens to be around the same price as the ‘Arjun’ Indian-made tank.

    Second, the significantly lower weight of the T-90, compared to Western tanks (because, instead of a place for the fourth crewmember, Russian tanks have an automatic loader), making it lighter and more mobile, which is very important in the Indian landscape.This is why the Indian military has decided not to purchase the Arjun – it weighs a little less than 60 tons (the T-90 weighs 46-48 tons, depending on the version) and has problems with running reliability.

    Finally, with the help of Uralvagonzavod, experts in India have managed to build an enterprise to assemble and manufacture some of the components of the T-90. The contract is valued at approximately $2 billion. One T-90MS tank will cost the Indian budget $4.3 million – almost twice the price they paid for the earlier model – the T-90S ($2.5 million). According to the existing contracts (1,657 T-90S tanks) and the new agreement, India will receive a total of 2,121 T-90 tanks in total.


    Will the FGFA make Russian aviation industry rich?


    Perhaps the most successful deal for the Russian defence industry in India was the sale of the multi-role Su-30MKI – dual-seat upgraded version of the Russian Su-27, designed specifically to meet Indian requirements. Most of these aircraft, as well as the T-90 tanks, are assembled under licence in India. India will pay almost $12 billion for 272 Su-30MKI aircraft. The Indian Air Force is already flying approximately 230 fighters of this type at the moment. The new contract is expected to be completely fulfilled in 2018-2019.

    Development of the FGFA (fifth generation fighter aircraft) is the cornerstone for the future of the Russian military aircraft industry in the world arms market. Like the Su-30, this machine is a two-seater – the Indian military prefers this, believing that two crew members can work more effectively than one, especially when performing attack missions. New Delhi plans buy around 200 aircraft of these aircraft in the future.

    However, not everything is proceeding smoothly with the FGFA. India signed a contract in 2010 for the preliminary design of the aircraft, worth around $300 million, after which work on the project stalled. The Indian media voiced concerns that this Russian fighter jet, according to the local military, did not correspond to the set technical-tactical characteristics. At various times, complaints were voiced against the AL-41F1 engine (insufficient thrust) and the capabilities of radar technologies to reduce radar visibility of the aircraft.

    Delhi rescues Russian ships

    The Ukrainian crisis has led to Kiev cancelling all its military-technical cooperation with Russia. The Russian defence industry was able to cope quite quickly when it came to replacement of the majority of products earlier made in Ukraine. One exception was the gas turbine engines for Project 11356 frigates.

    The most convenient way out of this situation, was to sell these ships to India, to which New Delhi agreed – because the country had earlier bought similar products from Russia. The frigates of Project 1135.6 ‘Talwar’ are the predecessors of Project 11356, and were developed specifically for India in the early 1990s, with New Delhi buying 6 of these ships.

    India has purchased two unfinished ships (they will be finished in Russia), as well as two new ones, which will be built in India within the framework of the ‘Make in India’ programme. Ukraine has agreed to supply the required engines to India. The big plus is also the fact that these ships will be equipped with the BrahMos anti-ship missiles (ASM). These ASM will soon also equip the Su-30MKI fighter jets and, in the future, the FGFA.

    A fly in the ointment

    These collaborations may appear as though defence cooperation between Russia and India has been smooth sailing and hardly any problems exist for Moscow in this direction. However, this has not been the case for quite a while now. All major arms exporters are actively seeking to break into the tempting Indian market. The USA and France have significantly increased their share in the Indian market, largely due to the weakness of Russian proposals for certain items.

    India, for example, held a tender for an MMRCA (Medium multi-role combat aircraft), for the supply of 126 light fighter jets to the country. The Russian MiG-35, which is a much modernized version of the current MiG-29, in fact existed only on paper, so it was not even seriously considered.

    Eventually the French won this tender with their ‘Rafale’ fighter jet. However, the Indian government has bought only 36 of these aircraft, as the French arms dealers revised their prices, making them higher than those of the heavy Su-30MKI, and refused to share their production technologies with India.

    Thus, the need for a lightweight fighter jet still exists in Delhi, but Russia still has nothing special to offer here – the MiG-35 being too expensive for a light fighter (largely due to the use of two engines), while other alternatives are not available. Therefore, India’s choice, logically, may fall on the long proven American single-engine F-16 fighter jet.

    Another troublesome project is the MTA (Multi-role Transport Aircraft) – a tactical military transport aircraft, which was to replace more than 100 old An-32 transporters being used by the Indian Air Force, as well as the AN-12, AN-26 and AN-72 in the Russian Aerospace Forces. The project promised great profits and huge production volumes, but misunderstandings arose between the parties, even before one prototype “in the metal” could be built.

    In 2015, India officially withdrew from the project. Judging by what appeared in the media, the main problem was the difference when it came to the engines that were to be used in the aircraft. Russia proposed to install a new modification of the time-tested PS-90, while India sought the creation of a completely new engine, fitted with a digital control system (FADEC), which ensured minimum fuel consumption.

    This loss for the United Aircraft Corporation has been a big setback, because the Russian Aerospace Forces also needed the MTA. With reduced funding, because of the economic crisis, building such an aircraft without external financing will be very difficult. It may be worthwhile to try to revive this project, especially since India does not have many alternatives – either purchase a rather expensive American C-130, which they will hardly allow to be assembled in India, or the rather poor-performing European A-400M.

    First published in Russian by Forbes.ru.

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    Re: Russia - India Strategic Relationship: News

    Post  GarryB on Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:14 am

    Thus, the need for a lightweight fighter jet still exists in Delhi, but Russia still has nothing special to offer here – the MiG-35 being too expensive for a light fighter (largely due to the use of two engines), while other alternatives are not available. Therefore, India’s choice, logically, may fall on the long proven American single-engine F-16 fighter jet.

    If the MiG-35 is too expensive then buy MiG-29M2 and upgrade it when the expensive bits get cheaper.

    But the reality is that they never intended to buy MiGs... they wanted M2ks and were only offered Rafales... 12 billion for 272 Su-30s.... why piss around with Rafale when they could just spend the 10 billion for the MRCA contract and buy 240 more Flankers...

    Single engined F-16s... yeah right... Flanker pilots will shoot them down...


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    India, Russia To Sign GPA On Kudankulam Units 5,6 In December

    Post  Pinto on Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:39 pm


    http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/india-russia-to-sign-gpa-on-kudankulam-units-5-6-in-december-1633758

    NEW DELHI: India and Russia are likely to sign the General Framework Agreement (GFA) on Kudankulam units 5 and 6 by this month.
    "Leaders of the two countries (Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin) had set a deadline to sign the General Framework Agreement for units 5 and 6 by the end of this month. The work is on and we are trying to stick to deadline," a top official of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) said.
    The joint statement, during Mr Putin's visit to India this year, had stated that the two countries will try to complete the GFA by the end of the year.

    Negotiations for the contract are still on and details are being worked out by Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) and Rosatom, nuclear power agency of Russia.

    Work on the ground breaking ceremony for unit 3 and 4 was held early this year.

    The agreement for the project was inked by former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and then Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev in 1988, but the actual work started only in 1997.

    The unit 1 and 2 of Kudankulam plant were built at a cost of Rs. 20,962 crore. A major share of power generated in the plant goes to Tamil Nadu, followed by Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry. Unit 1 was started in October 2013, while the second unit was connected to grid in August this year. Unit 3 and 4 of the Kudankulam are expected to be commissioned by 2022-23.

    The Russian built Water-Water Energetic Reactor (VVER) reactor Kudankulam unit 1 and 2 are the largest power generating stations in the country. After all the units (1-6) of the plant are commissioned, the nuclear park will have the power generating capacity of 6,000 MW.


    (This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
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    Re: Russia - India Strategic Relationship: News

    Post  miketheterrible on Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:26 pm

    GarryB wrote:
    Thus, the need for a lightweight fighter jet still exists in Delhi, but Russia still has nothing special to offer here – the MiG-35 being too expensive for a light fighter (largely due to the use of two engines), while other alternatives are not available. Therefore, India’s choice, logically, may fall on the long proven American single-engine F-16 fighter jet.

    If the MiG-35 is too expensive then buy MiG-29M2 and upgrade it when the expensive bits get cheaper.

    But the reality is that they never intended to buy MiGs... they wanted M2ks and were only offered Rafales... 12 billion for 272 Su-30s.... why piss around with Rafale when they could just spend the 10 billion for the MRCA contract and buy 240 more Flankers...

    Single engined F-16s... yeah right... Flanker pilots will shoot them down...

    This tender was to simply cater to Narendra Modi's corrupt friends who got paid a suitcase of money by Lockheed. This entire tender from the get go was to purchase the jets from them but they are making a scene by making it look like they are catering to all sides but in reality it isn't going to do anything other than make people highly suspicious of India's business deals.

    This should have been quite noticeable when they made it clear for a single jet engine fighter. Everyone knows Russia doesn't make single jet engine fighters anymore. Add to that, there really isn't anything special about single jet engine fighters as the engine needed to power it is about as expensive or more so than two RD-33 engines, and maintenance will be the same. All the while, the two jet engines are more reliable so that if 1 fails, you do not drop to the earth.

    While F-16 is a good jet, India isn't doing its service by buying new ones. On contrary, they are replacing an old jet with a new jet that is just old as well in terms of design. The Teja's in all purpose was about same quality as F-16 and at least it is ready for production already instead of holding another tender. Some people here will think that they can do both, but that would end up making India worst than Saudi Arabia for commonality and logistics, and will end up a further blight to its airforce than anything else.

    Yes, those Sukhois are far better, and India even proved it so during exercises. But when it comes to the corrupt base of India and its politics, there is no limit. If the US and Brits handed them enough cash to retire their Su-30MKI's for less capable F-18S/H or even significantly less capable F-16's (This was tested by Indonesia and proven by them of how good the Sukhois where), they would do it without a second thought. Indian's have a price, and no longer have pride. I don't blame them, I blame the British who left behind such a system that they created since Indian's weren't always like this throughout history. But they are now and Indians who post otherwise cannot see beyond their own two feet.
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    Russia still India's largest defence partner

    Post  Pinto on Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:34 pm

    NEW DELHI: Despite India expanding its military ties with the US, Europe and Israel, Russia remains New Delhi's number one supplier of weapons with America at a distant second, according to a report on global arms trade in the last five years.

    From 2012 to 2016, Russia supplied 68 per cent of India's arms import, as per the survey by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) - an international think-tank that researches on conflict, armaments, arms control and disaarmament.

    In the same period, the US supplied 14 per cent of arms to India, followed by Israel (7.2 per cent).

    The SIPRI report also foresees Russia maintaining the lead in supplying weapons to India - which has emerged as the biggest importer of major arms with overseas procurements exceeding that of China and Pakistan.

    "Based on existing orders and weapons, Russia will remain, by far, the main supplier of major arms to India for the foreseeable future," it said.

    "However, India expects increasing deliveries due to several major orders from France (another traditional supplier) and from the US, South Korea and Spain - all of which only recently became suppliers of major weapons to India," said the report.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been making increasing efforts towards his flagship "Make in India" initiative that also endeavours to modernize the country's ageing military equipment.

    Modi has pledged $250 billion for the domestic defence industry to manufacture fighter jets, guns and submarines locally.

    But the SIPRI reports hints that India will be overwhelmingly reliant on foreign imports, mainly from Russia, the US and Israel -- as has been the trend in the last five years.

    "A major reason for the high level of imports is that India's arms industry has largely failed to produce competitive indigenously designed weapons," said the report.

    According to it, India is also the largest buyer of Russian weapons, taking home 38 per cent of Moscow's exports. It is also the largest buyer of Israel's weapons with a 41 per cent share of its exports.

    For the UK, India is the second largest buyer, with 11 per cent share of its exports.

    Significantly, India does not figure in the top three buyers of US weapons although Washington has designated New Delhi as its Major Defence Partner.

    According to the SIPRI report, 47 per cent of US weapons went to countries in the Middle East.

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    The five biggest arms exporters were the US, Russia, China, France and Germany, together accounting for 74 per cent of the total volume of trade in weapons in the last five years.

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    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/57290157.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
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    Re: Russia - India Strategic Relationship: News

    Post  GarryB on Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:59 am

    Single engined F-16s... yeah right... Flanker pilots will shoot them down...

    Sorry... I now realise my above comment might have been misunderstood.

    What I was trying to suggest is that an Indian Flanker pilot sees an F-16 he will assume it is an "enemy" aircraft and his natural instinct will be to shoot it down.

    People get mistaken for game and shot all the time... it is a psychology thing.


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    Moscow, New Delhi Discuss Making Russian Weapons in India

    Post  Pinto on Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:24 pm

    Taking relations with Russia to another level, the Indian government has begun a discussion with Moscow for setting up another defense manufacturing unit under the ‘Make in India’ program. This was discussed when Indian Defense Minister Arun Jaitley met his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu recently.


    Russia Hopes India to Join Initiative on Non-Deploying Weapons in Space

    New Delhi (Sputnik) — Jaitley did not reveal the type of weapon being discussed to make in India. "We have future plans to set up manufacturing units in India and these are subjects of discussion which came up in my bilateral meeting with the Defense Minister and I am sure with the level of engagement we have, this relationship will continue to grow," Jaitley said

    The $1-billion program of joint production of Kamov-226T has taken off this month with the final approval of Russian President Vladimir Putin to set up Indo-Russian Helicopter Pvt Ltd. Russia's Rostec Corp will own 49.5 percent stake while India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will own the remaining 50.5 percent in the joint venture. Under the deal for 200 Kamov Ka-226Ts, 60 helicopters will be received in fly-away condition from Russia while another 40 will be assembled in India and the remaining 100 will be fully built in India.

    "Russia has been a true and trusted friend of India, which is regarded so by the people of India and there has been a much greater cooperation at the level of defense. It is a cooperation which extends to joint military exercises, training cooperation and also with regard to the supply of equipment which India purchases from Russia," Jaitley said.

    India and Russia identified a total number of 485 lines for Transfer of Technology (ToT) to support Sukhoi-30 MKI fleet. Towards this, 20 Indian vendors have been introduced to the Russian OEMs to find out the feasibility of ToT in the fields desired by Indian vendors.

    In March this year, HAL signed an agreement with Russian OEMs for the long-term supply of spares and rendering technical assistance for five years which do not cover any technology transfer. The agreement will enable HAL to procure required spares based on the price catalogs directly from OEMs for the Sukhoi fleet and boost after-sales service by reducing lead time in the procurement of spares significantly

    https://sputniknews.com/military/201704271053076576-india-russia-weapons-production/


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    Russian Deputy PM’s India Visit Sets Agenda for St. Petersburg Summit

    Post  Pinto on Thu May 11, 2017 6:35 pm




    Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin’s visit to India and his meetings with Indian leaders set the agenda for the St. Petersburg Summit. India and Russia decided that they would speed up defense and nuclear energy projects which form the backbone of their relations.


    New Delhi (Sputnik) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold the India-Russia Annual Summit on June 1, 2017 in St Petersburg.

    Russian Deputy PM Rogozin met Indian Prime Minister Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval on Wednesday

    At the Summit meeting between President Putin and Prime Minister Modi, agreements are likely to be signed in some new areas of cooperation like agriculture, transport corridor, trade. India is likely to ask Russia to speed up defense projects which were agreed earlier.

    India-Russia relations are all set to reach a new high as the two countries are celebrating the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties.

    “Both the countries are trying to give a fresh impetus to their relations and make it more relevant in the changing geo-political situations wherein Russian pro-active engagement in Asia, especially South Asia, has increased considerably in recent times. Although India has become closer to the US recently, due to some issues of common interests such as counter-terrorism and defense cooperation and also an alliance to counter China in the Indian Ocean and beyond, the India-Russia strategic partnership still stands on a solid foundation,” former Indian Foreign Secretary Bhupatray Shashank told Sputnik.

    https://sputniknews.com/world/201705111053496234-russia-india-st-petersburg-summit/
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    TU-142 MPA retired

    Post  Tsavo Lion on Fri May 12, 2017 11:43 pm

    In fact, only three of the eight Tu-142M aircraft inducted were airworthy when retired.
    http://www.aviationanalysis.net/2017/03/indian-navy-retires-tu-142m-maritime-patrol-aircraft.html?m=0
    Three of eight retired Tu-142Ms to flown to naval establishments as historical static displays. Decision to be taken on the others.
    https://twitter.com/livefist/status/846404080771715074
    I won't be surprised if Russia gets some of them back and some museum(s) in the USA acquires the type as well! IL-38SD MPA will probably stay, while the older IL-38s upgraded or retired. Unless a decision is made to order more, they'll get 12 P-8s from USA total:
    http://www.janes.com/article/69129/indian-navy-retires-fleet-of-tu-142m-maritime- patrol-aircraft
    Indian Navy’s naked underbelly that no amount of nostalgia can cover up http://www.dailyo.in/politics/indian-navy-submarines-asw-helicopters-warfare/story/1/16446.html

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    India and Russia sign 5 pacts: All you need to know

    Post  Austin on Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:38 am

    India and Russia sign 5 pacts: All you need to know

    India and Russia have linked 5 pacts after extensive talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin during the Prime Minister's visit to Russia.

    India and Russia have linked 5 pacts after extensive talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin during the Prime Minister's visit to Russia.

    Agreements between the countries:


    1. An agreement on cultural exchanges for a period of two years (2017-2019) has been signed between the two nations

    2. An agreement for the construction of the third stage of the Kudankulam NPP (KK5 & KK6) along with the Credit Protocol has been signed between NPCIL and ROSATOM

    3. An agreement between the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) and the Council of India on Scientific and Industrial Research has been signed to provide access to Rospatent experts to the Indian Digital Library of Traditional Knowledge (TKDL)

    4. Contract between JSC (Russian Railways) and the Ministry of Railways on the preparation of the justification for the implementation of the high-speed service at the Nagpur-Secunderabad section has been signed

    5. Memorandum of cooperation between ALROSA Joint Stock Company and the Council for the Promotion of the Export of Precious Stones and Jewellery of India has been signed

    Other deals between India and Russia:

    1. India and Russia have agreed to hold the first tri-Services exercises, named 'Indra-2017', this year

    2. Both the countries have also decided to begin joint manufacturing of frigates and co-production of Kamov-226 military helicopters

    3. Of all the agreements, the agreement on setting up of Units 5 and 6 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu with the Russian help was a much-awaited agreement

    4. The reactors will be built by India's Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) and Russia's Atomstroyexport Company, which is a subsidiary of Rosatom. Rosatom is the regulatory body of the Russian nuclear complex. The two units will have a capacity to produce 1,000 MW of power

    An 'Action Plan' has also been devised for speeding up the bilateral cooperation in all fields by the two countries.
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    Post  miketheterrible on Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:41 am

    http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/185107/indian-navy-to-issue-tender-for-110-light-helicopters.html

    So Kamov 226T not good enough for Navy. Being built for Army and Airforce. So new tender for 110 helicopters for Navy.
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    Post  JohninMK on Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:08 am

    miketheterrible wrote:http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/185107/indian-navy-to-issue-tender-for-110-light-helicopters.html

    So Kamov 226T not good enough for Navy.  Being built for Army and Airforce.  So new tender for 110 helicopters for Navy.
    Very few Navies will accept 'gear' that their Army or especially Air Force have accepted. They are the 'special service' so there clearly needs to be a special Ka-226IN with extra features, maybe water wings or something.
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    Post  miketheterrible on Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:17 am

    JohninMK wrote:
    miketheterrible wrote:http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/185107/indian-navy-to-issue-tender-for-110-light-helicopters.html

    So Kamov 226T not good enough for Navy.  Being built for Army and Airforce.  So new tender for 110 helicopters for Navy.
    Very few Navies will accept 'gear' that their Army or especially Air Force have accepted. They are the 'special service' so there clearly needs to be a special Ka-226IN with extra features, maybe water wings or something.

    It is a courtesy for the US, nothing more. India is a vassal nation, not independent.
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    Post  miketheterrible on Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:08 pm

    http://russia-insider.com/en/us-strikes-russia-india-defense-ties/ri21405#.WfcQZO50IrQ.twitter

    India will have to choose either sovereignty or vassalhood it seems.
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    Post  miketheterrible on Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:33 am

    https://twitter.com/ArtyomLukin/status/928371678387818499

    Looks like India really is no friend of Russia since its allowing US access to Russian secrets as well as breaking contracts
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    Post  Cyberspec on Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:51 am

    miketheterrible wrote:https://twitter.com/ArtyomLukin/status/928371678387818499

    Looks like India really is no friend of Russia since its allowing US access to Russian secrets as well as breaking contracts

    They haven't really been "friends" for at least the tenure of the current and previous Indian governments....the official smiles and occasional BS posing for the cameras don't really mean much. That's why now Russia is openly seeking better ties with Pakistan

    Apparently the Russian's were upset about giving acces to the aircraft carrier but since that is Indian property they only protested privately. Now the news that a US delegation was shown around the Chakra is apparently causing a possible break of the negotiations for the transfer of the second sub.

    Rogozin is due to go there in December to try and resolve "several issues"

    Arrow https://bmpd.livejournal.com/2937580.html
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    Post  flamming_python on Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:34 pm

    India seems in an awful hurry to become a new vassal of the reborn British Empire.

    Don't be seduced, India.
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    Post  PapaDragon on Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:41 pm

    Cyberspec wrote:............ Now the news that a US delegation was shown around the Chakra is apparently causing a possible break of the negotiations for the transfer of the second sub.
    ...............

    I say give that fresh sub to Russian Navy, they need it anyway.

    In case India already paid money then no refunds, fuck you very much... pwnd
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    Post  miketheterrible on Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:58 pm

    flamming_python wrote:India seems in an awful hurry to become a new vassal of the reborn British Empire.

    Don't be seduced, India.

    That aint going to change, when you got signs everywhere in India about "studying so you can live in the US or UK". Essentially, it is every Indian's dream to be a subject of the US and UK. They are a stupid bunch of people.
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    Re: Russia - India Strategic Relationship: News

    Post  JohninMK on Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:05 pm

    miketheterrible wrote:
    flamming_python wrote:India seems in an awful hurry to become a new vassal of the reborn British Empire.

    Don't be seduced, India.

    That aint going to change, when you got signs everywhere in India about "studying so you can live in the US or UK".  Essentially, it is every Indian's dream to be a subject of the US and UK.  They are a stupid bunch of people.
    Not just Indians. Few understand that the image of prosperity in the West that they all aspire to is just a mirage built on a sand castle of debt.

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