Wednesday, 28 September, 2022

Topic: DRDO

India must boost defence ties with Europe. Give up ‘lowest-bidder Russia’ mindset

The Europeans have been willing to meet DAP guidelines, but what India has not been able to convince them of is operating Russian-style joint ventures.

DRDO, Navy successfully flight test indigenously-developed missile VL-SRSAM off Odisha coast

The flight test was carried out from the Integrated Test Range in Chandipur against a high-speed unmanned aerial target for the demonstration of a vertical launch capability.

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

Built with Israeli know-how & an Indian touch, new MRSAM system is key addition to Army arsenal

DRDO carried out 2 successful tests of the Army version of the Medium-Range Surface-to-Air Missile on 27 March, paving the way for its induction into the force.

India successfully test fire medium range, surface-to-air missile off Odisha’s Balasore

The MRSAM missile has been jointly developed by the DRDO and Israel Aerospace Industries.

How a heroin racket linking Afghanistan, Pakistan to India’s Punjab, UP & Tamil Nadu was busted

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

Another lesson for India from Ukraine: DRDO must get its act together & get along with military

DRDO projects are victims of massive time and cost overruns, plus there's a trust deficit between them and the armed forces. These issues need fixing.

Boost for indigenous firepower: ATAGS set for final trial, Dhanush clears fresh firing test

Dhanush needed fresh trials after Army flagged production quality issues. Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System was found to have 'inconsistency' in overall performance in trials last June.

Why Pralay quasi-ballistic missile, tested by DRDO today, will be a ‘game-changer’ for Army

Pralay, a surface-to-surface conventional quasi-ballistic missile with a range of up to 500 km, was tested from Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha and 'met all its objectives'.

India successfully tests ballistic missile ‘Pralay’ off Odisha coast

It is a 350-500 km short-range, surface-to-surface missile with a payload capacity of 500-1,000 kg and is based on Prithvi Defence Vehicle, according to DRDO.

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The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.


Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
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.