Friday, 30 September, 2022


Swedish defence manufacturer Saab to set up facility for manufacturing weapons system in India

The company's senior vice-president Gorgen Johannson said the production in its new facility in India is expected to start in 2024.

China threat in mind, Army to order another 100 K9 Vajra howitzers from L&T, more to follow

Plan is to eventually have 300 of these guns. Efforts are also on to fast-track remaining trials of indigenous Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System.

ITBP or Army? Questions arise on who will lead patrolling as LAC-China tensions continue

Defence establishment feels LAC is an active border & hence ITBP should be brought under its control, but MHA feels otherwise citing 'one border, one force' concept.

Committed to India, can create favourable balance of power in Indo-Pacific, says US

Ely Ratner, assistant secretary of defense (Indo-Pacific Security Affairs), said the US wants deeper ties with India to counter competitors across critical warfighting domains.

Army installs monitoring radar in north Sikkim that can detect avalanche in 3 seconds

The radar can also spot landslides. The device can permanently scan a targeted slope for avalanche release and track its path and size.

Peace in Northeast after decades allows Army to finally pull out of counter-insurgency ops

For first time since 1954, no army unit of brigade size deployed solely for counter-insurgency in region. Role now lies with Assam Rifles.

Indian start-up begins prototype development of aero engine for cruise missiles

Hyderabad-based Paninian India Private Limited has completed the “conceptual validation” of 4.5 KN Turbojet Engine. Ex-DRDO scientist and jet engine experts working on the project.

Like Russia, China’s armed forces may be hampered by limited cross-functional experience: US study

Chinese military lacks ‘jointness’ and this can hamper future campaigns. PLA is a conservative institution, with no women in senior position, says study.

India expresses concern at US package to Pakistan air force’s main fighter jets, the F-16

On September 8, the Joe Biden administration approved a $450 million programme to help Pakistan meet counterterrorism threats. In 2019, Pakistan used same aircraft to target India.

Sixth edition of India-Japan maritime exercise ‘JIMEX’ takes place in Bay of Bengal

The exercise, which began Sunday, marks 10 years of the Japan India Maritime Exercise as well as 70 years since diplomatic relations between both nations were established.

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Long before Mahsa Amini, Iranian cinema has fought hijab in small rebellions

From Abbas Kiarostami to Rakshan Bani-Etemad and Mania Akbari, for Iranian filmmakers it has been a carefully choreographed waltz of rebellion against stifling hijab rules.
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Eye on indebted cooperatives, Maharashtra sets up asset reconstruction firm, 1st state to do so

Maha ARC Ltd, incorporated Monday with initial capital of Rs 111 crore, will restructure firms under financial distress that have direct links to state govt. RBI yet to issue licence.


Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.