Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicBalakot air strikes

Topic: Balakot air strikes

Give me a report on India’s security challenges, Rajnath to Army, Navy, Air Force chiefs

New Defence Minister Rajnath Singh urged the three services chiefs to give their best and work towards achieving the 'targets'.

Indian Army commanders left Brigade HQ ‘minutes before’ PAF bomb fell in compound 27 Feb

Pakistan has claimed bomb was dropped near Brigade HQ in Rajouri to show its capability. India believes PAF actually planned to hit the facility.

Pakistan to keep airspace ban on Indian flights till May 30

An official said Pakistan government will consider lifting the ban for Indian flights after the outcome of the Lok Sabha polls.

Modi’s Balakot ‘cloud cover’ theory fails our accuracy test 100%

Radar, particularly of the kind used by the military and air traffic controllers, is designed to penetrate clouds and detect solid objects.

Pakistan will decide on 15 May to reopen airspace for Indian flights

Pakistan's science and technology minister however sees no change in status-quo till elections are over in India.

Russia ‘won’t sell war equipment to Pakistan’, ties limited to fighting terror

Intelligence reports have suggested that Islamabad is looking at building deeper military ties with Moscow, especially through the purchase of Russian systems.

Why Modi is invoking Rajiv Gandhi and not Balakot in Punjab this election

BJP believes that neither Modi’s magic nor its anti-Pakistan rhetoric is likely to resonate with voters in the border state of Punjab.

IAF’s Balakot strikes killed 130-170 Jaish terrorists, claims Italian journalist

Journalist & author Francesca Marino has claimed that a Pakistan Army unit arrived at the camp 2.5 hours after the strike to take the injured for treatment.

Never mind Balakot, IAF is worse off than Pakistan Air Force on pilot strength

Compared to Pakistan Air Force’s 2.5 pilots per aircraft, the IAF is at a ratio of 1.5. The IAF also has issues with squadron strength and target practice.

2 months after Balakot, Pakistan changes nuclear weapons tune – they’re for deterrence only

Pakistan’s military spokesperson Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor also says any country that had nuclear capability would be smart not to talk about it.

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.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.

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.