Sunday, 22 July, 2018

Topic: Indian Air Force

A poster for the film 'Sanju'

Bollywood’s supine superstars and how a WhatsApp rumour led to 29 deaths

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week
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Profile of a new Hindutva warrior and how ASI is spending more on itself

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

These are the 6 fighter jets in the race for an Indian Air Force contract. Again

In a re-run of the scrapped MMRCA race, the same six companies with the same aircraft will compete for the same order from the same customer.
Debris of the Indian Air Force Jaguar fighter jet that crashed | PTI

Pilot killed as IAF Jaguar crashes in Gujarat

A court of inquiry has been ordered into the accident, one of several over the past few years to hit the Indian armed forces.
Gagan Shakti

How Indian Air Force’s Gagan Shakti exercise packed a punch together with Army and Navy

The exercise has demonstrated that whenever the call of duty has been blown, the services have pulled together with alacrity.

The first Dakota to land in Srinagar in 1947 and save the airfield will soon fly again

The refurbished Dakota, called ‘Parushurama’, bearing tail no VP 905 is now part of the IAF Vintage Flight. It will fly next week to Jamnagar.
Siachen | @AGDPI

How India realised it was at risk of losing the Siachen glacier to Pakistan

April 1984 saw the Indian Army, supported by the IAF, launch an audacious and preemptive operation to occupy the Saltoro Ridge and dominate the Siachen Glacier. These vignettes are a tribute to that operation.
INS Kolkata firing a Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missile

Israeli firms IAI, Rafael taken off restricted list after closure of corruption case

The 2 firms were put on a restricted list after their names surfaced in a CBI probe into the Barak missile case.
S-400 air defence system | Commons

The S-400 is Air Force’s answer to depleting fighter strength. It’s time to seal the deal

Air defence system will be a high priority on minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s Russia visit; delay in finalising the deal may cost India dear.
Indian Air Force

This year, the Indian Air Force doesn’t have enough funds to pay for past purchases

The budget allocated is far short of the money the IAF has committed to pay for purchasing aircraft. It will need a mid-year bail out.