Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Topic: Brahmos

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.

India successfully test-fires air version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile

The 'copybook flight' from supersonic fighter aircraft Sukhoi 30 MK-I Wednesday off the Odisha coast followed the pre-planned trajectory & met all objectives, according to DRDO.

Israel unveils Sea Breaker, the long-range missile system it could offer for Make in India

Sea Breaker, the 5th generation long range, autonomous, precision-guided missile system, is meant to hit high-value maritime and land targets.

On Camera


World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.