Thursday, 29 September, 2022
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Topic: fighter aircraft

Rafale, 2 Boeings, JAS-39 Gripen & F-21 — 5 in race for IAF’s Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft deal

The nearly $20 billion MRFA deal entails procuring 114 modern multi-role fighters by the IAF to develop and advance its squadron. ThePrint looks at the contenders.

Indian Navy deal ‘top priority’, F/A-18 Super Hornets ‘clear pick for ops anywhere’, says Boeing

Torbjorn Sjogren, vice-president of international government and defence at Boeing, says the F/A-18 Super Hornet is the right aircraft for the Indian Navy.

Navy ‘concerned’ as both engines of MiG 29K aircraft failed before Goa crash

Twin-seater MiG29K crashed in Goa on 16 November. Navy awaits court of inquiry report to know the exact cause of the failure of both engines.

Was it US’ F-16 or China’s JF-17 that ‘downed’ MiG 21 Bison piloted by Abhinandan?

Both F-16 and JF-17 were equally capable, as was France’s Mirage-V, of which Pakistan has plenty. These days, air platform matters relatively little.

‘Stage set for induction of Su-30 jets fitted with BrahMos missile, final test soon’

CEO and MD of BrahMos Aerospace Sudhir Mishra tells ThePrint that land & warship versions of BrahMos supersonic missile have been inducted already. Now it's IAF's turn.

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YourTurn

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.

Defence

File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
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.
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