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3 days ago
Modi to witness INS Vikramaditya's capabilites

New Delhi/Panaji, June 12 (IANS) It will be Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first visit to a military platform, a day at sea Saturday when he will witness capabilities of the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, the Indian Navy's largest and most powerful warship, off the Goa coast. Modi's visit to Goa, where he will take part in a series of events, will also be his first domestic visit since ...

7 months ago
Russia hands over INS Vikramaditya to India

Moscow, Nov 16 - Russia handed over the refurbished aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya to the Indian Navy in a ceremony at the Arctic port of Severodvinsk on Saturday. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony attended the ceremony, Xinhua quoted arms exporter Rosoboronexport as telling local media. The warship, previously known as the Admira...

7 months ago
Antony to commission INS Vikramaditya in Russia Saturday

New Delhi, Nov 15 - The long-awaited commissioning of INS Vikramaditya, the country's second aircraft carrier and Indian Navy's biggest warship, will take place Saturday by Defence Minister A.K. Antony at Russia's Sevmash shipyard. Antony Friday left on a four-day visit to Russia, where he will, with his Russian counterpart Sergey Shoigu, co-chair the 13th meeting of the India-Russia Inter-...

7 months ago
Antony to commission INS Vikramaditya in Russia

New Delhi, Nov 14 - Defence Minister A.K. Antony will Saturday commission INS Vikramaditya at the Sevmash shipyard in Russia, a statement from the defence ministry said. Indian Naval Ship Vikramaditya is the country's second aircraft carrier and the navy's biggest warship. The Sevmash shipyard is located in Severodvinsk. Antony will leave Delhi Friday on a four-day visit to Russia, w...

7 months ago
Kudankulam, defence, energy top Manmohan-Putin talks

Moscow, Oct 21 - India and Russia Monday marked a very special phase in their close ties as the first Russian-built reactor in Tamil Nadu's Kudankulam was connected to the electricity grid in south India and poised to produce electricity while a commercial deal for the third and fourth reactors are near complete. As Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Russian President Vladimir Putin m...

8 months ago
Manmohan Singh visiting Russia, China

New Delhi, Oct 16 - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is visiting Russia and China from Oct 20-24 in what could likely be his last major overseas trip ahead of the 2014 national elections. Both countries have their own strategic importance for India. He will visit Moscow Oct 20-22 at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin for the 14th India-Russia Annual Summit. Manmohan Singh will h...

8 months ago
Refitted Gorshkov to set sail for India Nov 30

Moscow, Oct 14 - Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov, which has been refitted for the Indian Navy, will set sail for India Nov 30, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin announced Monday. On Nov 30, the ship will leave our waters for India, Rogozin said at Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's Monday meeting with his deputy prime ministers, according to Voice of Russia. Medvedev said ...

1 year ago
INS Vikramaditya gets finishing touches in Russia

Moscow, May 15 - Indian aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya has been put in dry dock at Russia's Sevmash shipyard for cosmetic repairs, ahead of final sea trials and delivery to the Indian Navy later this year, the company said. The work is underway to repaint the hull under the waterline, said Sergey Novoselov, head of defence export projects at Sevmash. In addition, much of the inte...

1 year ago
Russia sends four MiG-29K fighters to India

Moscow, Dec 29 - Russian aircraft maker MiG has delivered four MiG-29K/KUB ship-borne fighters to the Indian Navy under a contract concluded in 2010, the company said. With the delivery, MiG has fulfilled all its obligations for 2012 stipulated in the 2010 contract with the Indian defence ministry, the company said in a statement. In March 2010, Russia and India signed a $1.5-billion...

1 year ago
Gorshkov, Sistema cloud over Putin's India visit

New Delhi, Dec 22 - Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to India next week could be clouded by New Delhi's concern over the unnecessary delay in delivery of aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov and Moscow's worries over the cancellation of Sistema's telecom licence. One of the contentious issue that India is to seek more explanations from Putin is on aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov, ren...

1 year ago
Russia shouldn't interfere in India's affairs: Anti-KNPP activist

Chennai, Dec 15 - Russia should fulfill its part of nuclear and defence deals promptly it if feels India should be strong and not comment on protests, an anti-nuclear activist said here Saturday. People's protest against nuclear power plants is an internal affair of India and Russia should not interfere. Even a top official of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd - has agreed that the del...

1 year ago
Russia told to deliver Admiral Gorshkov in 2013

New Delhi, Dec 12 - Russia has been told to take necessary steps to ensure that aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov is delivered to India in the last quarter of 2013, the government said Wednesday. Defence Minister A.K. Antony said this in the Lok Sabha while admitting that the promised delivery of the aircraft carrier had been considerably delayed. He said the carrier, to be named Vik...

1 year ago
Russia hints price may go up for Kudankulam III, IV

New Delhi, Oct 14 - A day ahead of his talks here, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin Sunday said Russia respected India's nuclear liability law, but indicated that the price of Kudankulam reactors III and IV may have to be renegotiated. Rogozin also said that Russia will present to India the agreed schedule on the delivery of the refurbished aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov, who...

1 year ago
Admiral Gorshkov's delivery delayed to late 2013

New Delhi, Oct 10 - Ending immense speculation, Russia said Wednesday it would deliver the refurbished aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov to India only in the fourth quarter of 2013, even as New Delhi voiced serious concerns over the delay and asked for the project to be completed on a war footing. Describing Russia as a reliable and time-tested partner, Defence Minister A.K. Antony, howev...

1 year ago
Admiral Gorshkov delivery by late 2013, says Russia

New Delhi, Oct 10 - Russia Wednesday said it would deliver the refurbished aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov to India in the fourth quarter of 2013 and attributed the delay to a malfunction in the boiler of the warship. India voiced serious concerns over the delay, but has decided not to impose any penalty. Russia also made it clear that the prototype of the fifth generation fighter ...

1 year ago
Gorshkov delay: India may impose $115 mn penalty

New Delhi, Oct 9 - A day ahead of the talks between the defence ministers of India and Russia, India Tuesday indicated that it may impose a five percent penalty for the delay in handing over the aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov, which is being refurbished at a cost of $2.3 billion. The penalty would work out to $115 million. Defence Minister A. K. Antony will hold talks with his Russian ...

1 year ago
India, Russia defence talks deferred to Oct 10; Gorshkov on agenda

New Delhi, Oct 3 - The meeting between the defence ministers of India and Russia, which was to take place Thursday, has been postponed to Oct 10. The delay in the delivery of the aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov, now renamed INS Vikramaditya, to the Indian Navy will top the agenda. Defence Minister A.K. Antony and his Russian counterpart Anatoly Serdyukov will co-chair the meeting of the...

1 year ago
Indian aircraft carrier handover slips to fall 2013

Moscow, Oct 2 - The date for handing over an Indian Navy aircraft carrier refurbished in a Russian shipyard has slipped again and is now due only in the fall of 2013, following recent sea trials which revealed problems in its boilers, Russia's United Shipbuilding Corporation said Tuesday. The previous official handover date for the carrier Vikramaditya had been Dec 4, 2012, but sea trials i...

1 year ago
Faulty boilers caused Indian aircraft carrier's trial snags

Moscow, Sep 18 - Sea trials of an Indian Navy aircraft carrier refitted at a Russian shipyard were unsuccessful due to design failures in the vessel's boilers, a former Russian official has said. The ship's handover to the Indian Navy was put back from December 2012 to at least October 2013 after propulsion failures occurred when the INS Vikramaditya - formerly the Russian Navy's Admiral Go...

1 year ago
India carrier's trial snags blamed on faulty boilers

Moscow, Sep 18 - Sea trials of an Indian Navy aircraft carrier refitted at a Russian shipyard were unsuccessful due to design failures in the vessel's boilers, a former Russian official has said. The ship's handover to the Indian Navy was put back from December 2012 to at least October 2013 after propulsion failures occurred when the INS Vikramaditya - formerly the Russian Navy's Admiral Go...

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