Thursday, 1 December, 2022

Topic: Drone

BSF personnel shoot down China-made drone on Pakistan border in Punjab

After hearing the sound of a suspected flying object coming from the Pakistani side on Friday, security personnel deployed in Amritsar sector of the India-Pak border, shot down the drone.

Ukraine-Russia shows us the future of war with high-end ATGMs, drones. India has to step up

The Army has state-of-the-art Russian Igla missiles and some Stinger missiles for Apache attack helicopters. However, they are too small to make a difference.

From agricultural field to playing field, drones will soon be a way of life, says Modi

The Prime Minister on Friday inaugurated India’s biggest drone event – Bharat Drone Mahotsav – at Delhi’s Pragati Maidan.

Protracted war has damaged global military supply systems. Time for India to step up

As the US infuses A-grade switchblade drones into Ukraine, India must initiate measures for mass production of weapons with small delivery systems.

‘Phoenix Ghost’ — mystery suicide drone US ‘rapidly developed’ to send to Ukraine

Developed by the US Air Force, the Phoenix Ghost drone is a UAV that uses the kamikaze technique to destroy its target.

Nearly 1,000 drones by IIT-Delhi startup to feature during Beating Retreat ceremony

Defence ministry officials claimed that India will be the 4th country to put up an indigenously designed and conceptualised drone show of this size after China, Russia & US.

Defence ministry’s ‘mammoth’ digital survey of 17.78 lakh acres of land — how, why & what next

The largest landowner in the country, Defence Ministry used drones, satellites, 3D modelling for faster, efficient survey in 4,900 pockets, remote terrain to check encroachment

Maharashtra district uses drones to send vaccines to remote village with rugged terrain

The experiment, which was successfully carried out Thursday, is probably the first of its kind in the state, Palghar district collector Dr Manik Gursal says.

India uses drones for humanity, Pakistan for dropping explosives: Union minister Jitendra Singh

Singh, the Udhampur MP and MoS in the Prime Minister's Office, launched a drone Saturday to deliver Covid-19 vaccines to areas along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir.

Modi govt approves Rs 26,058 crore PLI scheme for auto, drone industries

The incentive is a part of the overall announcement of PLI schemes for 13 sectors made earlier during Budget 2021, with an outlay of Rs 1.97 lakh crore, Anurag Thakur said.

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A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.