Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicHelicopters

Topic: helicopters

From choppers to missiles, Modi govt cuts defence foreign shopping list, favours Make in India

Defence Acquisition Council meeting chaired by Rajnath Singh puts emphasis on indigenous products. Foreign firms can tie up with Indian companies to produce for global market.

HAL choppers get defence ministry nod in bid to replace Cheetah & Chetak, Kamov hangs in balance

The 12 helicopters, six each for the Army and the IAF, will be delivered in August 2022.

Navy set to lease only new utility helicopters for its warships, eyes two-year deal

The leasing cost cited by over a dozen firms varied from as low as Rs 40 lakh per month to Rs 3.4 crore for each chopper.

With less than 300 choppers, India’s helicopter market dwindles, industry wants better rules

India's helicopter potential in tourism, mining, corporate travel and medical services remains severely underused.

Army plans to buy 350 helicopters over 10 years to modernise its Aviation Corps

The Aviation Corps currently operates Chetak and Cheetah choppers, the ALH Dhruv since 2001, and its armed variant Rudra since 2013.

High above its flooded streets, Mumbai plans helicopter rides for commuting

Helicopters will be used for regular commute, medical and other emergency services as well as rescue operations.

Flying cars: automating the skies means playing with our lives

Accidents in the air tend to have much more severe consequences than those on tarmac.

New govt of Maldives likely to keep 2 Indian choppers previous president didn’t want

Previous Maldives govt had asked India to take back choppers as it made overtures towards China. New government is more pro-India.

Imran Khan expels rape-convict leader hours after welcoming him in party

Here's what's happening across the border: Nabila becomes the official hair & make-up partner for India's IIFA and Chris Pratt expresses his love for Pakistan

Italy’s acquittal of AgustaWestland execs will have no bearing on case in India

The evidence shows middlemen and collusion, but connecting the dots has always been a weakness for Indian investigators. The case is far from over in India.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
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.

Defence

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.
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