Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicMissiles

Topic: Missiles

Russian Navy’s ‘pride’ Moskva gutted by fire, Ukraine claims its Neptune missile hit the ship

Russia says fire led to ammunition explosion, entire crew evacuated. Lack of clarity on degree of damage & whether Soviet-era missile cruiser is sinking or has sunk.

Built with Israeli know-how & an Indian touch, new MRSAM system is key addition to Army arsenal

DRDO carried out 2 successful tests of the Army version of the Medium-Range Surface-to-Air Missile on 27 March, paving the way for its induction into the force.

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.

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Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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