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India-Russia defence deals set will cross $16 bn, will include S-400 systems & rifles

India and Russia signed 14 memorandums of understanding (MoUs) during the recent Defexpo 2020 in Lucknow that covered development and production of land, air and naval systems and hi-tech civilian products. It also included defence deals between the two countries which is set to cross $16 billion mark. The deal will include a supply of S-400 air defence systems and production of Kalashnikov rifles and Kamov helicopters. India has plans to buy 200 Ka-226 helicopters from Russia and as per reports, India made the first payment of $850 million last year for the $5.4-billion deal for five S-400 systems through a special mechanism worked out by the two sides. Src: https://bit.ly/38BV5xd

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British MP Debbie Abrahams who leads Kashmir group denied entry into India

British MP Debbie Abrahams claimed on her Twitter that she was denied entry into India and had her e-visa canceled. The Indian officials to this said Abraham was not in possession of a valid visa to visit India and entry into the country was therefore denied, it was also stated that her e-visa was canceled and she was informed regarding the decision in advance, therefore she had to return back after landing in India. Src: https://bit.ly/2UWERuM

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Karnataka CM Yediyurappa felicitated India’s ‘Usain Bolt’ buffalo runner

Srinivas Gowda from Karnataka recently completed a run of 142.5 metres in 13.62 seconds and was felicitated for the same by Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa. Gowda and his buffaloes set the record in the annual race known as Kambala in Karnataka. Gowda to receiving this award said he is surprised after being compared to Bolt, and added that he’s only running in a slushy paddy field. Src: https://bit.ly/2P1Me0b

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