Friday, 27 May, 2022
TopicChetak

Topic: Chetak

Ode to a powerful beast – What flying the Chetak is like at the daunting heights of Himalayas

For six decades now, the Chetak has been the backbone of the rotary wing fleets of the three military Services, BSF, many state governments and private aviation companies.

HAL choppers get defence ministry nod in bid to replace Cheetah & Chetak, Kamov hangs in balance

The 12 helicopters, six each for the Army and the IAF, will be delivered in August 2022.

Hamara Bajaj — the jingle that became a symbol of Indian pride

Owning a Bajaj scooter in the 1980s and 90s was a big deal for families, and the company sold it as the new image of exalted India.

Modi govt okays buying 111 helicopters for desperate Indian Navy

The govt has also approved the purchase of 150 artillery guns & 24 multi-role helicopters for the navy.

Spate of chopper crashes raises questions on crew safety and training

Ten service personnel have been killed in four chopper crashes this year, only one of which was an ageing helicopter, the Chetak.

On Camera

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Western reading of Shivalingam as phallic symbol is incorrect. For Hindus, Shiva is formless

For Europeans, shivalingam wasn’t just unique—it was an obscene, morally outrageous superstition. Such misrepresentation stems from the cult of phallic worship.

Gautam Adani’s food venture Adani Wilmar is best-performing IPO in Asia

The food company has almost tripled since its debut and outperformed 121 Asian initial public offerings worth over $100 million this year.

Defence

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Army accuses Pakistan of ‘deceit under garb of LoC ceasefire’ as infiltration bid is foiled

Three terrorists were killed Thursday while they were attempting an infiltration into J&K's Keran sector from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

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.
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