Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: AN-32

At 16,700 ft, on mud strip: IAF pilot on how his AN-32 reopened Daulat Beg Oldi after 43 yrs

Daulat Beg Oldi is adjacent to the Chip Chap river and lies 8 km south and 9 km west of the LAC with China, making it strategically important for India.

IAF chief says AN-32 will continue flying over mountains because there’s no option

Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa said only when new transport aircraft are inducted will the IAF redeploy the AN-32s for training and other purposes.

Rajnath Singh pays homage to 13 killed in AN-32 crash, meets families of victims

The Russian-made AN-32 aircraft crashed on 3 June in Arunachal Pradesh, killing all 13 IAF personnel on board.

AN-32 has served IAF for 35 years. We can’t turn our back on ageing workhorse now

IAF’s search and rescue teams are in urgent need of modernisation. A nationwide integrated civil/military system with a centralised structure is the way out.

IAF will go into details of AN-32 crash, ensure it does not happen again: Dhanoa

IAF chief BS Dhanoa says the terrain in Arunachal Pradesh is very treacherous and weather often cloudy which lead to such accidents.

Jagran says Kathua rape judgment lesson to all, Dinamani asks why no death penalty

A round up of the Hindi and Tamil newspapers opinion pages to reflect a North-South viewpoint on topical issues

IAF plans to stop flying AN-32 over mountains and seas after Arunachal crash

IAF plans to replace AN-32 with Airbus C295 medium transport aircraft and price negotiations for buying 56 of them have been wrapped up.

All 13 people on AN-32 have been identified dead by Indian Air Force

The Russian-origin AN-32 aircraft was going from Jorhat in Assam to Menchuka on 3 June when it lost contact.

Times Now got Yogi coverage right, but botched its breaking news on IAF’s AN-32 wreckage

Republic’s ‘Editor Live’ gave us a detailed weather report and description of the terrain where the IAF aircraft had fallen.

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Overcrowding of India’s mental health centres are disasters waiting to happen. Bring in reform

Implementation of the Mental Healthcare Act has been sluggish with Maharashtra having only 8 District Mental Health Review Boards, and UP just one.
The LIC India headquarters in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

LIC shares slump in market debut after record Rs 205.6 billion India IPO

The shares fell as much as 9.4% to Rs 860 versus their IPO price of 949, before paring about half of the losses. LIC is the fourth-largest deal among global IPOs priced this year.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.