Saturday, June 10, 2023


Manipur unrest: Army defends itself against social media attacks, says its ‘fair to all, fear none’ 

Statement follows social media posts giving out names of 21 officers belonging to one of two Manipur communities locked in violence — Kukis and Meiteis — and alleges favouritism.

Kashmir sees ‘drastic fall’ in terror recruitment after Army & police launch de-radicalisation drive

Operation Sahi Raasta was started last year in Pattan in Baramulla district and is now being expanded to Anantnag. Only seven youth said to have joined terror ranks this year.

India & US close to mega defence deal: Pact for fighter jet engines 1st, ship engines likely next

Transfer of Technology (ToT) for jet engines was the main thrust of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval's talks with his American counterpart Jack Sullivan in February.

CBI books arms dealer Sudhir Choudhrie, Rolls Royce over HAL deal — ‘£1.85mn bribe, missing papers’

The CBI has alleged that former Rolls Royce India director Tim Jones, Choudhrie, and others conspired to deceive the Indian govt in procurement of Hawk aircraft during the UPA era.

Why Gulmarg visit is off G20 itinerary in Kashmir

Administration says visit cancelled due to 'logistics issue' as over 60 delegates had to be catered to, but security apprehensions may have triggered the change of plans, it is learnt.

India helps China locate missing fishing vessel that capsized in Indian Ocean

Navy deployed assets in southern Indian Ocean in response to inputs about sinking of Chinese fishing vessel Lupeng Yuanyu 028 with 39 crew members onboard.

Decade after launch, Indian Navy’s P-8I aircraft clocks 40,000 hours under ‘Albatross’ squadron

P-8I was deployed during 2017 India-China standoff in Doklam & 2020 border row in Ladakh, due to its radar capabilities to carry out surveillance and improved readings of on-ground situation.

Friends that beat sanctions together: Russia’s Aeroflot sends Airbus A330 for repair to Iran

The development comes amid US-led sanctions on Aeroflot & Mahan Air due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine & an alleged plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to America in 2011.

Defence ministry approves 4th ‘positive indigenisation list’ of sub-systems ‘to promote Aatmanirbharta’

The aim of the indigenisation list is to minimise imports by the defence public sector undertakings.

Navy commando dies during parachute training in Agra, got stuck in high-voltage power lines

Petty officer Ankush Sharma was undergoing paratrooping training at the Airborne Training School located inside the Agra Air Force Station. 

On Camera


Signage for BSNL atop the company's head office in the Churchgate area of Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File Photo

Why the BSNL bailout is consistent with Modi govt’s unstated policy

What has really riled critics of the government is that this seems to be a case of sinking good money after bad.
File photo of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal | ANI

Delhi has highest per capita income but it’s growing more slowly...

In the past 10 years, between 2012-13 and 2022-23, Delhi showed an average annual growth of 3.5 per cent in per capita income, as against the national average of 4.12 per cent.


LCA Tejas | PTI

Rafale snub no death knell: HAL’s market cap up 280% since...

In 2018, when HAL was listed on the stock market, its total market capitalisation was $3.87 billion. As of June 2023, it stands at $14.76 billion — or about Rs 1.18 lakh crore. 
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

College pedigree, daddy’s name, BBC accent no longer golden ticket. India...

India’s caravan is moving on like a juggernaut pulled by tens of millions of supremely talented Indians that our handful of old elite institutions are too small to have produced.