Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in the Brazilian capital city, Brasilia, where he will take part in the second day of the two-day BRICS countries summit, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The meeting will in an outreach format involving the leaders of a number of Latin American countries. The Russian president plans to have separate meetings with some of them on the summit sidelines.
In a declaration adopted at the summit in Brazil, BRICS countries call for an all-embracing dialogue in Ukraine, de-escalation of the conflict, self-control for all the parties involved and a search for a peaceful settlement. The declaration reads that the BRICS countries are expressing grave concern over the situation in Ukraine and hoping for a peaceful settlement in full accordance with the UN Charter, widely recognized human rights and core freedoms.
The BRICS group of emerging powers launched a $50 billion development bank Tuesday to be based in Shanghai and a $100 billion crisis contingency fund, according to a joint declaration.
A group of Indian warships have arrived in Russia’s Pacific port of Vladivostok to participate in the planned INDRA-2014 joint naval exercises.
Russian Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin was conferred the Nicholas Roerich International Prize on Friday at a function at the Russian Center of Science and Culture in New Delhi. Ambassador received the award in the "Roerich Heritage Saving" category from Alexei Bondarenko, the head of the "Roerich Heritage" international charitable foundation, RIA reports.
India’s Navy ships will arrive in Vladivostok on July 14 to take part in the Indra-2014 naval drills, the spokesman to Russia’s Pacific Fleet has said. "India’s ships - the Ranvijay guided missile destroyer, the Shivalik frigate and the Shakti supply vessels - to arrive in Vladivostok on Monday for the Indra-2014 drills," the fleet’s spokesman, Captain I Rank Roman Martov told ITAR-TASS on Friday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit India at the end of 2014, presidential aide Yury Ushakov said.
India's military forces have successfully tested the updated version of a supersonic cruise missile BrahMos, developed jointly with Russia. "During the test, an updated steering system, uniting several navigation satellites, was used, along with new software, developed by Indian scientists and enterprises, which resulted in high hit precision of surface targets," BrahMos Aerospace said in the statement.
Draft agreements on a new Development Bank and a pool of BRICS currency reserves have been approved by the Russian government on Tuesday, reports TASS. The documents are to be signed on July 15,16 during the 6th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit that Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to take part in.
The five BRICS countries have reached a broad consensus on their $100 billion development bank though some differences remain, the Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong said on Monday ahead of a summit in Brazil next week to be attended by President Xi Jinping.
India lately summoned a top US diplomat in New Delhi over reports that the US National Security Agency was allowed to spy on India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP.
A wall collapsed Sunday in southern India killing 11 people including a child, just a week after a building crumbled in the same state claiming 61 lives, officials said.
The death toll in a collapsed building in the south Indian city of Chennai has risen to 47, the latest disaster to highlight poor safety standards in India's booming construction industry. Building under construction in southern Tamil Nadu state came down late on Saturday following heavy rains. It was not clear how many people were in the building at that time, Reuters reports.
The death toll in a building collapse in India's southern city of Chennai rose to 17 Monday with rescuers finding more bodies overnight, dpa reports on Monday. An 11-storey building under construction caved in on Saturday, trapping workers and some passersby.
The death toll in a massive explosion on a state-owned gas pipeline running through southern India has risen to 19, officials said Sunday, while police confirmed a case of negligence was filed against the company.
Some woman students in India have submitted a new invention for public approval. They've come up with jeans, shoes and underwear to prevent rape, is a burning issue in India where there's a rape every 22 minutes, the RT TV channel reports in the small hours of Sunday.
Six people were killed on Saturday as a result of a 12-storied building under construction collapsing in the city of Chennai, the capital of Tamilnadu State in the south of India. The Times of India reports today that over 50 people have been buried under the rubble.
At least 16 people killed and gutted scores of houses after a massive explosion on Friday on a state-owned gas pipeline that runs through the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, a state minister said.
Less than a month ago, China ensured that its voracious economy will have a steady supply of Russian natural gas for the next thirty years. Indian press reports that Narendra Modi would like to follow Xi Jinping's lead and connect India to the vast energy resources of Russia.
A passenger train derailed in eastern India on Wednesday, killing four people, after a suspected explosion on the tracks during a protest called by Maoist insurgents, officials said. Some 12 carriages of the Rajdhani Express, which was travelling from the capital New Delhi to the northeastern state of Assam, toppled over at around 2:00am (20:30 GMT) in Bihar state's Saran district, AFP reports.