Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicFighter jet

Topic: fighter jet

Why likely €1 bn French deal is a reminder of India’s failure to build indigenous jet engine

Despite successes in the space and missile programme, India’s hopes of powering fighters with a homemade engine haven’t succeeded.

Search operation on for pilot missing in MiG-29K fighter aircraft crash, Navy says

Russian-origin MiG-29K fighter jet, which had taken off from aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, crashed into the Arabian sea on Thursday. One pilot of the aircraft was rescued.

China’s fifth-gen fighter jet now in operation; India’s plans with Russia still stuck

Proposal to use HAL resources to fund development project blocked even as Air Force faces budget crunch. Project now requires PMO intervention.

There is no overwhelming reason why defence deals should be treated with kid gloves

Is political debate on defence deals like the Rafale fighter jet necessary for accountability?

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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