Saturday, 22 January, 2022

Topic: Rafael

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.

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.

On Camera


Sania Mirza does it again. Just like she did on motherhood, Pakistani spouse and court-dress

Six Grand Slams and 47 titles didn't come easy for Sania Mirza who fought fatwas, questions on her patriotism and sexism to put Indian tennis on global stage.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.


The MacMahon Line, with Arunachal Pradesh marked in red | Source: US Department of Defence

Behind teen’s ‘abduction’ on LAC in Arunachal, a legacy of colonial maps, empires and wars

It's not clear which side of LAC Miram Taron was on when he was ‘kidnapped’. Different perceptions of the border in India & China and competing maps make this tricky ground.

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.