Saturday, 1 October, 2022

Topic: Rafael

Boeing hard sells its Super Hornets as India set to commission 1st indigenous aircraft carrier

Indian Navy is in the process of expediting a trial report into operational demonstration by Rafale M of French firm Dassault Aviation and F/A-18 Super Hornet.

Air Marshal Chaudhari knows the mess IAF is in. Must push the govt for more fighter aircraft

The IAF chief has his platter full to transform it into a modern fighting force, capable of not just defending its borders but also for force projection outside.

Israel unveils Sea Breaker, the long-range missile system it could offer for Make in India

Sea Breaker, the 5th generation long range, autonomous, precision-guided missile system, is meant to hit high-value maritime and land targets.

AAP’s looming threat, Modi and Shah’s T20 game in 2019 & a humorous goodbye to MiG-27

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

The lathi rule, a Gandhi-mukt Congress and Jammu and Kashmir’s version of democracy

The best cartoons of the year, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Israel firm Rafael apologises to DRDO for jibe on missile programme, calls it ‘unintended’

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, the firm said, ‘affirms and applauds’ the work done by DRDO in building new-age technologies for India.

Every deal not Bofors, Rahul Gandhi should apologise for false claims on Rafale: BJP

Taking a jibe at the Congress, BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said it was the "culture and tradition" of Congress to mint money at the cost of country's national security.

Want to be original equipment maker for Rafale, not an offset partner: Hindustan Aeronautics

Managing director Madhavan was replying to the charge that Hindustan Aeronautics Limited had been deprived of an offset contract from the Rafale deal.

Explain how you decided to buy Rafale jets, Supreme Court asks Modi govt

The top court clarified that it does not want information on pricing and technical particulars.

Supreme Court to hear plea against Rafale deal on 10 October

The plea wants the Centre to reveal details of the deal and the comparative prices during the UPA and NDA rule in a sealed cover to the apex court.

On Camera


Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.