Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicAndamans

Topic: Andamans

US military aircraft refuels at Indian base for first time under defence pact

The aircraft landed over a week ago at an airstrip in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for refuelling under an agreement signed between India and US in 2016.

7 islands in Lakshadweep and Andamans identified for seaplane operations 

Private sector participation was also invited for tourism-based projects in two archipelagos in the region. 

China gives a guarded response on Indian Navy’s new air base in Andamans

A report in official Chinese military website said that some foreign media are provoking the situation.

Madhumala Chattopadhyay, the woman who made the Sentinelese put their arrows down

Anthropologist to friend – the journey of Madhumala Chattopadhyay who first contacted the Sentinelese and Jarawas in Andamans.

Should Sentinelese tribe be isolated for safety or unfair to treat them as museum displays?

American ‘missionary’ John Allen Chau was allegedly killed by the Sentinelese tribe when he tried to enter their island. The North Sentinel Island is...

Trailing China, a new defence deal with France gives India a foothold in Indian Ocean

Indian ships and naval assets can now move across from the Pacific to Singapore, Andamans, Diego Garcia, Mauritius, Seychelles, and Djibouti, onwards to Oman.

On Camera

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.