India

Iran, Russia Turn to Trade in National Currencies to Ditch Dollar

Last week, the Trump administration imposed new economic sanctions against Iran, targeting its central bank and its sovereign wealth fund. The head of Iran’s Central Bank Abdolnaser Hemmati said Wednesday that Iran and Russia have turned to bilateral trade in national currencies as both countries fall under US sanctions.

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‘West’s leading role is ending’: G7’s no good without India and China, Putin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the leading role of the West is coming to an end, and no serious international group makes much sense anymore without economic juggernauts like China and India.

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India-Russia eternal friendship takes a Pacific turn

The India-Russia special partnership is strategic. It is growing in new directions, with implications for both China and the United States. The twentieth annual summit between India and Russia on September 4 could have been ignored as a ho-hum affair.

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‘Extremely Frustrated’ US Mulls Sanctions on India Over Russian Arms Purchases Including S-400 – Report

New Delhi (Sputnik): India is likely to be subjected to US sanctions under the CAATSA (Countering American Adversaries Through Sanctions Act) legislation by the “extremely frustrated” Donald Trump administration for continuing to purchase Russian defence equipment ignoring US concerns, a top American government official has said.

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Kremlin Doesn’t Rule Out Collaboration on INSTEX Payment Mechanism for Trade With Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif previously noted that the EU mechanism for bilateral transactions with Tehran bypassing US sanctions could include other interested countries, such as Russia and Turkey.

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Indian Military to Reconsider Joint Creation, Purchase of SU-57 Jets With Russia

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia’s Sukhoi Su-57 (also known as the PAK FA and the T-50) fifth-generation jet fighter now has an export permit, and the Russian government is reportedly reviewing documents to officially rename the aircraft from its T-50 internal designation to Su-57, according to a source in the Russian aviation industry.

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‘No remorse on his face’: Indian cleric confesses to raping 9yo girl inside Uttar Pradesh mosque

Police in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh arrested a cleric who allegedly raped a nine-year-old girl on mosque premises while the local imam was away on leave. The cleric later publicly admitted his guilt.

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Having Failed to Threaten Turkey, US is Trying to Choke off Russo-Indian S-400 Deal

Concerns are growing in the Trump administration over Turkey and India’s adamant decision to buy the Russian-made S-400. Indian military observer Rakesh Krishnan Simha and UK-based geopolitical analyst Adam Garrie have shared their views on whether Washington will make New Delhi an offer it won’t be able to refuse in order to nix the S-400 […]

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‘We’ll Do What’s In Our National Interest’ – Indian Minister on Sanctions Over S-400 Sale

Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar has stressed that part of being good partners is to “comprehend and appreciate the national interests of each other”.

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Allies or frenemies? Pompeo lands in India with a bag of ‘freedom’ offers one doesn’t simply refuse

The top US diplomat has landed in New Delhi, aiming to pressure the Indian government into rejecting Russian S-400 air defense systems and China’s Huawei mobile tech in favor of “better” military and trade deals with Washington.

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Not you too! US warns India against Russian S-400 ahead of Pompeo’s visit

Although Washington already has its plate full trying to dissuade Turkey from buying S-400 air defenses, it is also “urging” India against buying the Russian missile system just ahead of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit.

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India to Purchase 21 Russian MiG-29 Jets to Improve Air Combat Strength – Report

A top-level Indian Air Force (IAF) team visited a Russian facility to check the MiG-29 fighter jets; later, it submitted a favourable report to IAF Headquarters, according to the news portal Print.

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India has vast arsenal of Russian-made weapons & seeks to expand it (PHOTOS)

Even as Washington is wooing New Delhi, India is seeking to buy Russian-made military hardware. The most recent deal would see the purchase of more than 450 tanks from Moscow for $1.93 billion, and it’s not even the biggest one.

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4 ways India is putting its own interests before Washington’s

India appears to be defying every foreign policy goal relentlessly pursued by the US, stubbornly striking deals with nations Washington is trying to isolate from global trade. Russia, Iran and now Venezuela – all among the top targets of Washington’s aggressive rhetoric and sanctions – are also among the nations India has been refusing to […]

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Magnificent seven: Top-notch Russian aircraft that may land in India’s shopping cart soon

From the newest Su-35 fighter jet to the promising MS-21 airliner, Russia has much to offer New Delhi at India’s largest airshow where the sky’s the limit for firms plying their wares.

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