Saturday, 3 December, 2022

Topic: Rafale

In a first, 2 woman Navy aviators will operate from warship, IAF trains woman pilot for Rafale

Indian Navy's Sub Lts Riti Singh & K. Tyagi will be deployed as helicopter ‘observers’ after training. The IAF, meanwhile, is training MiG-21 Bison pilot for Rafale.

Old swings in new Panchsheel & NSD’s new ‘acting course’ for news anchors

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

How Rafale tips balance in the air and why Oxford vaccine news shouldn’t dishearten anyone

In episode 564 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta talks about importance of Rafale in IAF, recalls 2019 Balakot strike & explains why what happened with Oxford vaccine trial is not unusual.

Rafale jets formally inducted into IAF, put up aerobatics display at Ambala Air Station

Rafale jets were formally deployed into IAF Squadron No. 17, known as the Golden Arrows. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and French minister Florence Parly were among those present.

Rafale’s operational induction ‘very important step’ amid border tensions, Rajnath Singh says

Rafale jets were inducted into IAF at a ceremony in Ambala amid LAC tensions. Since arrival in July, the fighters have flown in Leh and completed bombing practice.

French Defence Minister Florence Parly to attend Rafale induction ceremony in Ambala

Five Rafale fighter jets, that arrived in India on 29 July, will be formally inducted into the IAF Thursday. A second batch of four to five jets is likely to arrive by November.

Sushant Singh Rajput case rules prime time, Zee News discusses Aatmanirbhar Bharat

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

The long list of misses, and few hits, in India’s defence acquisitions

Most of India’s defence programmes take about two decades before being fielded. For whatever reason this has become the norm, it is no longer sustainable.

NEP’s invisible reboot button and immunity-boosting Rafale news

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

The unnamed unemployment monster, and one thing Rafale cannot do

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

On Camera


File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.