Sunday, 2 October, 2022
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Topic: CAG

France takes responsibility for 36 Rafales, says nothing stronger than Letter of Comfort

The CAG report tabled in Parliament Wednesday had flagged the 'drawbacks' of a Letter of Comfort compared to a sovereign guarantee.

CAG report blames ‘inadequate training’ for 2014 Super Hercules crash that killed 5

A simulator for the aircraft had been installed in 2012, but could not be used for training because IAF & manufacturer couldn’t finalise a usage contract.

Voter’s valentine dilemma and Mulayam’s soft push to Narendra Modi

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Why CAG and Modi govt’s claims of Rafale deal being cheaper are open to debate

Unless further details on costs and decision-making emerge, the 2016 NDA Rafale deal will remain in question.

The day Rahul and Rafale came down on PM Modi, CAG report or not

As soon as the CAG report on Rafale deal was tabled in Parliament, TV channels jostled to get ‘exclusive’ rights.

Dassault was not the lowest bidder — CAG report contradicts Modi govt on Rafale

CAG says a defence ministry panel report stated in March 2015 that Dassault was not L1 in the original bidding process for 126 jets, and so a contract could not be signed with it.

BJP strategy to fight Rafale accusations — ‘talk extensively’ about CAG report & SC order

Armed with two 'clean chits' from top authorities, BJP feels it has enough ammunition to slam Congress for 'personal attacks' against PM Modi.

NDA Rafale deal cheaper by 2.86% but price could have been cut further: CAG report

IAF didn't want six India-specific enhancements that the Defence Ministry insisted on, the report says.

Mulayam lands low blow on son Akhilesh

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CAG flags Modi govt settling for ‘Letter of Comfort’ in its Rafale deal

A CAG report points out the Letter of Comfort means India will have to settle a breach of agreement first through arbitration with French vendors and not the government.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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