Friday, 30 September, 2022

Topic: Brahmos

BrahMos, INS Vikrant have immense capability but also expose India’s short-sightedness

BrahMos units like the one involved in the accidental firing into Pakistan continue to be stationed on the west when such assets should be deployed against China.

3 IAF officers sacked for accidental firing of BrahMos missile into Pakistani territory in March

The three officers were found primarily responsible for the incident — following a court of inquiry — including a commanding officer of the BrahMos unit.

IAF officer’s probe suggests prima facie Group Captain involved in accidental BrahMos firing

Group Captain-rank officer was in-charge of the mobile command post of the missile system when the accidental firing happened during a Command Air Staff Inspection at its home base.

How CWC statement illustrates all things wrong with Sonia-Rahul’s leadership

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Indian missile must bring self-reflection to Pakistan. Imran Khan should keep EU, US close

The 'accidental' missile launch emphasises one key aspect of India-Pakistan relations. Nuclear powers can't afford accidents and misunderstandings.

Missiles, malfunctions, nuke myths: Lessons for India, Pakistan from BrahMos mistake

The models for protocols to mitigate nuclear-war risks exist. India and Pakistan must engage in a meaningful conversation needed to learn from the Mian Channu experience.

‘Inadvertent release’ during inspection led to missile landing in Pakistan, Rajnath Singh in RS

ThePrint had reported that an unarmed BrahMos supersonic missile was accidentally fired during an inspection at a secret satellite base of the Indian Air Force Wednesday.

The weight that’s sinking Congress, India’s Russia-Ukraine ‘neutrality’ and a misfired missile

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Why near-disaster BrahMos accident is an opportunity for India & Pakistan to discuss safety

India’s missile misfired, Pakistan didn’t intercept — now both must talk to ensure ‘stability in conflict’.

India’s plans to export BrahMos get a boost as Philippines sets aside funds for missiles

Negotiations between India and Philippines regarding BrahMos had been going on for years, but hit a roadblock in 2020, with Manila citing budgetary limitations caused by Covid.

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Illustration by Soham Sen| ThePrint

Long before Mahsa Amini, Iranian cinema has fought hijab in small rebellions

From Abbas Kiarostami to Rakshan Bani-Etemad and Mania Akbari, for Iranian filmmakers it has been a carefully choreographed waltz of rebellion against stifling hijab rules.
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Eye on indebted cooperatives, Maharashtra sets up asset reconstruction firm, 1st state to do so

Maha ARC Ltd, incorporated Monday with initial capital of Rs 111 crore, will restructure firms under financial distress that have direct links to state govt. RBI yet to issue licence.


Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.