Sunday, 16 January, 2022

Topic: DRDO

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.

Arrested DRDO scientist accused in Rohini court blast attempts suicide in police custody

Bharat Bhushan Kataria is undergoing treatment at AIIMS and is stable. Delhi Police said he has been uncooperative and trying to avoid interrogation.

DRDO scientist held for Rohini court blast, Delhi Police says he wanted to kill ex-neighbour

The blast at Rohini court occurred around 10.25 am on 9 December, in courtroom No. 102, and left one policeman injured. It was a low-intensity explosion because the IED 'malfunctioned'.

India successfully launches Supersonic Missile Assisted Torpedo System

It has been designed to enhance anti-submarine warfare capability beyond conventional range of torpedos. It was a textbook launch & full capability was demonstrated, DRDO said.

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.

CBI busts child sex racket ‘spread across 100 nations’, accused ‘shared videos on social media’

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80 research papers by DRDO scientists flagged for ‘image manipulation’, probe on, researchers say

The papers were flagged by an anonymous commenter on online platform PubPeer, where scientists can raise concerns regarding research papers that have already been peer-reviewed & published.

DRDO, IAF conduct two successful flight tests of indigenous anti-airfield weapon

Defence ministry said two different configurations of the weapon based on satellite navigation and electro-optical sensors have been successfully tested.

China’s hypersonic missile test not surprising, keeping it a secret is. India awaits details

The Chinese test in August has come as a surprise to the US. India is also working on hypersonic missiles, and hopes to have one by 2025.

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Chaman Border Gate between Afghanistan and Pakistan (file photo) | Commons

Pakistani State won’t collapse. Choice is between civil war and short-term rise in violence

Islamabad's new national security doctrine, calling for peace and trade, is good news for neighbours like India. But it doesn't address a critical question.

RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.


A visual from the crash site in Tamil Nadu. | Photo: Twitter/ANI

CDS chopper crash was caused by weather change, leading to Controlled Flight Into Terrain: IAF

In Friday statement, IAF says tri-service Court of Inquiry ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as cause of accident involving Mi-17 V5 helicopter last month.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.