Friday, 19 August, 2022

Topic: Malabar

SubscriberWrites: 100 years since the battle of Pookottur, here’s how it has been shrouded in mystery

Battle of Pookkottur was at the heart of the Malabar rebellion in 1921, and the Mopla Act of 1854 was a catalyst to this historically significant resistance against the British.

India, US, Australia and Japan conclude second phase of Malabar exercise in Arabian Sea

The major highlight of the four-day second-phase exercise was participation of Indian Navy's Vikramaditya carrier battle group and the Nimitz strike group of the US Navy.

US plans new fleet for Indo-Pacific region as it focuses on ties with India, countering China

US Navy intends to resurrect its First Fleet, disbanded in 1973, to cover the Indo-Pacific region and could be based near Singapore.

Phase 2 of Malabar exercise begins in northern Arabian Sea

The major highlight of the four-day exercise is participation of Indian Navy's Vikramaditya carrier battle group and the Nimitz strike group of the US Navy.

Quad countries come together for complex second phase of Malabar naval exercise

US Navy’s Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, India’s Vikramaditya Carrier Battle Group will join Japanese Navy and Australian Navy for the exercise that will go on until 20 November.

Malabar naval exercise begins as India, Australia, Japan, US kick-off Phase 1 off Vizag coast

The Malabar naval exercise, which began in 1992 as an India-US one, sees the participation of Australia for the first time in 13 years.

China hopes Quad nations’ Malabar naval drills will be conducive to peace

The first phase of Malabar exercises involving navies of India, the US, Japan and Australia begins Tuesday and will end on 6 November.

‘Invaluable’ addition — US Senators welcome inclusion of Australia in Malabar naval exercise

Malabar naval exercise was started in 1992 between Indian Navy and US Navy. Japan joined in 2015. Talks had been on for over a decade to include Australia.

India to ignore Chinese objections, invite Australia for Malabar naval exercise

New Delhi is expected to clear the way next week for formal invitation to Australia following final govt clearance & consultations with US and Japan.

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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.


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.