Articles by Rajeev Sharma



Rosoboronexport a Contender for $350M Indian Gun Contract

Moscow has a new target for an Indian defense contract — 100 units of self-propelled howitzer guns for an estimated value of $350 million.

India Pushes Customs Union and Investment Projects in St. Pete

India and Russia made progress in forging a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement between the Asian giant and the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation during the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum.

HSBC Blames Russia's Stunted Growth in May on Extra Holidays

HSBC's composite index put Russia behind other BRICs, placing blame on the extensive number of days off.

NGO Seeks Inquiry Into Kudankulam Plant

Although the plant, which is being built by Rosatom, is finished, it has missed about twenty commissioning deadlines in the past year.

Russia Plans New Tactic to Maintain Lead Weaponry Supplier Role in India

In the wake of several lost tenders India's No. 1 weapons supplier, Russia, is likely to change tactics in its efforts to compete, a senior official in New Delhi said.

India to Seek Russian Investment on April 29

All aspects of bilateral cooperation, including investment in India, will be reviewed at the next meeting of the Indo-Russian Intergovernmental Commission, or IRIGC, in Moscow on April 29, an Indian diplomat familiar with the subject said Wednesday.

BRICS Credit Rating Agency Proposal Being Finalized

Finance ministers from Brazil, Russia, India and China will meet ahead of country leaders on Tuesday in Durban, South Africa, to work on details of a proposal to create a BRICS credit rating agency.

4 BRICS Deals Expected When Putin Visits Africa

At least four deals will be reached at a BRICS summit that President Vladimir Putin will attend in South Africa next week, including the establishment of a business council and a consortium of think tanks from BRICS countries, a senior Indian official said.

Indians to Lay Groundwork for Putin-Singh Meeting

A large Indian delegation will arrive in Moscow next week to lay the groundwork for a meeting later this month between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Vladimir Putin in South Africa.