Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicAzerbaijan

Topic: Azerbaijan

Artillery to rocket launchers — Armenia turns to India to beef up defence against Azerbaijan

Armenian Defence minister Suren Papikyan met Rajnath Singh on sidelines of DefExpo in Gandhinagar. In September, Armenia had signed deal for Pinaka rocket launchers with India.

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.

India can learn from Azerbaijan how to spend smart on military when budget is thin

Modi govt's capital budget allocation for 2021-22 is lower than the amount armed forces had sought in 2014-15. But spending more is not the answer, spending right is.

Armenia, Azerbaijan agree to swap all prisoners captured during Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan has said the two countries will partake in a prisoner swap and stressed the importance of preserving peace.

Drones won the war for Azerbaijan. India must spend military modernisation money wisely

India has always focussed on military strength. Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict shows why it’s not a good game plan.

How drones helped Azerbaijan defeat Armenia, and the implications for future modern warfare

In episode 618 of #CutTheClutter, ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta highlights military lessons from Armenia-Azerbaijan war, and their significance for India.

Armenia and Azerbaijan agree to cease-fire over disputed region, after two failed truces

US State dept says Armenia & Azerbaijan foreign ministers met Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun Saturday and agreed to abide by the terms of cease-fire negotiated on 10 Oct.

Russia in talks with Armenia, Azerbaijan on mechanism to monitor ceasefire agreement

The worst violence in decades over Nagorno-Karabakh is in its fourth week with no sign of easing, amid reports of intense fighting close to Azerbaijan’s border with Iran.

Armenia-Azerbaijan ceasefire broken again hours after truce

It’s the second truce brokered by Russia this month that has failed to stop fighting between the countries over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

On Camera

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People gather for a vigil and hold white sheets of paper in protest over coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, during a commemoration of the victims of a fire in Urumqi, as outbreaks of COVID-19 continue, in Beijing, China | Thomas Peter, Reuters

China protests a ‘grey rhino’ moment for Xi Jinping. And it will only get stronger

Chinese agitators aren’t shying away from connecting demands to lift Covid restrictions with broader political appeals.
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.