India Post issued a Miniature sheet to commemorate the first official visit of the Japanese Emperor and Empress to India on 5th December 2013. The Miniature sheet depicts Qutub Minar and the Tokyo Tower. It is said to be the first occasion in Indian philatelic history that a postage stamp has been released to commemorate the visit of a dignitary in India.
Russia Post released a set of 3 stamp on 1st November 2013 of Olympic Winter Sports as a part of XXII Olympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi.
The stamp depicts:
Biathlon - a sport that combines ski race and rifle shooting on a few lines of fire . Curling - a team sports game on the ice rink , which is attended by two teams of four players . Ice Hockey - Sports team play on the ice, with the participation of two teams.
India Post released a stamp depicting INS Vikramaditya on 4th December 2014.
INS Vikramaditya (R33) is a Project 11430 modified kiev-class aircraft carrier which entered into service with the Indian Navy in 2013. The ship has been renamed in honour of Vikramaditya, a legendary 1st century BC emperor of India. Originally built as Baku and commissioned in 1987, the carrier served with the Soviet and Russian Navies before being decommissioned in 1996 as she was too expensive to operate on a post-Cold War budget.
The carrier was purchased by India on 20 January 2004 after years of negotiations at a final price of $2.35 billion. The ship successfully completed her sea trials in July 2013 and aviation trials in September 2013.
She was formally commissioned on 16 November, 2013 at a ceremony held at Severodvinsk, Russia. The ceremony was attended by Indian Defense Minister A.K. Antony and the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. The ship is expected to begin patrolling the Indian ocean by early 2014.
Russia Post issued a set of 3 stamp in the series "Contemporary Art of Russia" on 25th October 2013. The stamps depicts Monument of AI Pokryshkin of MV Pereyaslavets (2005), "Bouquet" of VM Small (2005) and "Kerosene" of AL Bobykin (2012).
India Post released a stamp to celebrate 50 years of Sashastra Seema Bal. SSB which was set up in 1963 is a Border Guarding Force (BGF) under the administrative control of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
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