Saturday, 2 July, 2022
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Topic: Defence Expo

India defence exhibition DefExpo postponed due to ‘logistics problems’ amid Russia-Ukraine war

Russia and the US have been prominent players at previous defence exhibitions held in India. During the Aero India show last year, the biggest exhibitor was Ukraine.

Modi govt made defence exports jump 700%. Now it must radically reform ordnance factories

PM Modi targets $5 billion in defence exports in next 5 years. If 'Make in India’ reaches its full potential, $10-15 billion is achievable in a decade.

Jagran calls for coronavirus antidote, Bhaskar criticises ‘bitter’ Delhi election campaigns

A weekend round up of editorial comment in leading Hindi newspapers on the most topical issues of the day.

Boeing plans trials of its Super Hornet jets on ski-jump ramp to meet Indian requirements

Top Boeing official Thom Breckenridge said the aircraft will fulfill the Indian requirements and that they are in discussion with the Indian Navy for the trials.

HAL ties up with Israeli firm & Dynamatic Technologies to manufacture drones

The MoU, signed at DefExpo 2020, calls for manufacturing & selling of drones to Indian defence forces, paramilitary forces & central armed police forces.

India to strengthen outer space capabilities but responsibly: Modi at DefExpo inauguration

At the biennial event in Lucknow, PM Modi said India’s focus is on increasing defence exports to Rs 35,000 crore from Rs 17,000 crore.

150 foreign stalls, state-of-art weapons & VIPs — what Defence Expo in Lucknow will offer

The expo, scheduled from 5-9 February, has led to a sharp increase in the price of hotel rooms, with some touching nearly Rs 70,000 per night.

Will Starbucks ‘exhibit’ its military equipment at the great Indian Defence Expo?

The ministry will have little defence for the fiasco that the show is heading towards, with exaggerated numbers and important tenders set in the midst of it.

Govt spells out defence industry vision: $5 billion exports by 2025, leader in AI, cyberspace

Rs 1,000 crore startup funds, 3 million jobs in defence ministry’s plan for next seven years.

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Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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