Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: IAF

The big questions about the Rafale deal you didn’t know whom to ask

Former French president Francois Hollande has given a new twist to the row surrounding the Rafale deal. Here's a primer.

What happened when Nehru and a former Nazi Germany engineer built first & only India-made operational combat fighter

The HF-24 Marut, which could carry 1,800 kg of bombs, 100 rockets (68 mm) and four 30 mm cannons, played a role in the famous Battle of Longewala.

It’s cowardly of BJP to hide behind IAF on Rafale

The 50-word Edit — ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Former Air Force chief S.P. Tyagi, others get bail in AgustaWestland case

Tyagi and his cousins are allegedly involved in a money laundering case related to the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam.

Kerala’s Kainakary village, from a postcard of beauty to seven feet under

A church submerged, a school that looks like a jetty and houses that may collapse — that’s what the residents of this village of 10,000 now call home.

Everything you wanted to know about Rafale and did not know who to ask

The Rs 59,000-crore Rafale deal is at the centre of a furious war of words between the govt and opposition. Here's an explainer on the jet and the controversy.

No unity on theatre commands, and a 100-year plan to save the Taj Mahal

Front Page IAF, defence minister at odds over theatre command. Days after defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government wanted the military to move towards...

IAF explains why theatre command is not workable and Congress lectures Tharoor on ‘Indian values’

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint in the last 24 hours.

Sukhoi aircraft crashes near Nashik, both pilots ejected safely

The Sukhoi Su-30MKI twinjet, awaiting induction in the Indian Air Force, crashes in a farm near Nashik.

One Army officer’s idea in the 1980s may have given India the edge in Kashmir

His deep understanding of the Kashmir Valley and its vulnerability to forces from across the LoC led him to widely propagate a strategy that...

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For BJP, Gyanvapi is like Babri. It’ll swing elections but take India back to a dark past

Secular Indians are mistaken if they think that the Place of Worship Act will prevent masjid-mandir controversies from proliferating. It is proved wrong every day.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.