Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicAircraft carrier

Topic: Aircraft carrier

Tech issues behind delay of China’s 3rd, and most advanced, aircraft carrier, says media report

Type 003 was originally supposed to be launched on 3 June. Satellite imagery from US-based think-tank CSIS shows the extent of preparations for its launch before it was put off. 

IAC-1 deserves greater attention. If only Indian defence moved away from episodic concerns

The cost of IAC-1 is not far above Modi govt's expenditure on Rajpath's refurbishment. So the question is — what is of greater importance to India, beauty or security?

Mega deal in mind, Rafale M takes off from Navy’s Goa test range, Boeing F/A 18 next

The marine version of the French fighter jet performed a ski-jump —a crucial take-off capability — to demonstrate its ability to operate from Indian aircraft carriers.

Navy to tweak its aircraft carrier plan to accommodate surveillance and attack drones

Combination of manned & unmanned systems would mean overall displacement of proposed third aircraft carrier would reduce from 65,000 tonnes, while also decreasing cost.

Why Vikrant sea trial is key in the power-posturing regions of Indo-Pacific, South China Sea

The US Navy successfully tested the new AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range, just ten days before the Indian navy tested the Vikrant’s sea-faring systems.

India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant begins sea trial, Navy says ‘historic’ day

The 40,000-tonne aircraft carrier is the largest and most complex warship built in the country. Vikrant is expected to be commissioned into Indian Navy in 2022.

Boeing announces successful ski-jump of Super Hornets, eyes Indian Navy deal for the fighters

Boeing is sceptical about Navy’s plan to combine procurement tender for multi-role carrier-based fighter aircraft along with that of the IAF’s for 114 planes.

With China factor in play, Modi govt now open to Navy’s third aircraft carrier demand

Although the current focus is on submarines, there is a change in the government’s position regarding a third aircraft carrier for the Navy.     

US Navy was quick to fix responsibility for Covid-19 crisis. Indian military can take lessons

Indian military’s track record in fixing accountability is poor, most notably during the Kargil War. This can have serious repercussions for us in peace and wartime.

Indian Navy will push ahead with plan for 3rd aircraft carrier despite CDS’ reservations

The Navy believes it should have two aircraft carriers available for deployment at all times, even if one is undergoing re-fits.

On Camera

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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