Friday, 19 August, 2022

Topic: Drone

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.

Why countering ‘low-tech drone terror’ is going to be a big challenge for India

Experts say the drone attack on the IAF station in Jammu reflects a paradigm shift in terror tactics & India needs strong countermeasures to tackle this new threat.

We were shocked, woke up to deafening sounds of explosions — residents on Jammu drone attack

Two 'low-intensity explosions' were reported Sunday by the Indian Air Force in Jammu, one of which caused minor damage to the roof of a building while the other exploded in an open area.

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China curbs social media presence of Lankan embassy after its vessel was denied entry to Hambantota

Don’t just ‘keep a watch’ on China’s spy ship at Sri Lankan port. Emulate the enemy

China has made a larger point about the power shift in Indian Ocean region by docking the missile and satellite tracking ship Yuan Wang 5 at Hambantota Port.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.