Thursday, 27 January, 2022
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Topic: Missiles

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.

India places orders for French HAMMER missiles to boost Tejas capabilities

Govt sources told ANI that the HAMMER missiles are in the process of being integrated with Tejas & will enhance aircraft's capability to take out hardened targets from stand-off distances.

Satellite images show China building 100 new missile silos that may help it reach US: WaPo

Washington Post report says the 119 nearly identical construction sites contain features that mirror those seen at existing launch facilities for China’s arsenal of nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles.

India working on next ‘Astra’ missile with 160 km range as Mk1 is integrated in IAF & Navy

The DRDO expects to complete the extension of range by May 2022. Astra is an indigenous beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile.

Why Russia really stopped its S-400 supply to China

Russia wants to play a bigger role in South Asia now. Even if it clouds relationship with China.

IAF inducts Rafale today, here’s how the deadly fighter jets will boost India’s air power

Rafale is considered to be one of the finest fighters in the world. With its avionics, radars & weapon systems, it is the most potent aircraft in South Asia.

Putin’s hypersonic nuclear missile stirs fears of US-Russia arms race

A disarmament expert describes it as an unprecedented situation where Russia is technologically ahead of the US and the Pentagon is playing catch-up.

India to test advanced British missile after reality check of 27 Feb dogfight with Pakistan

IAF chose the British ASRAAM in 2013 after a contest that involved the Israeli Python, the German Diehl IRIS-T & American Raytheon AIM-9X Sidewinder.

In historic US-India talks, focus is on China & not Russian missiles Modi govt is eyeing

The Americans believe that now’s not the time to corner Delhi, especially as the acquisition of Russian S-400 missiles is going to take quite long.

India’s chopper fleet to get teeth with air-to-air missiles

Final price negotiations are on for India's Rudra choppers and the first firing from the Light Combat Helicopter to be held by year-end.

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Covid isn’t behind us, but the world’s next big health emergency is already here

Covid has led to 5.6 million deaths, but antimicrobial resistance is likely to log 10 million deaths annually by 2050. Its treatment has led to antibiotics' overuse, which has spiked drug resistance.
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Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.

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The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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