Wednesday, 18 May, 2022

Topic: DRDO

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.

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.

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Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


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Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.