Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicS-400 air defence shield

Topic: s-400 air defence shield

Delivery of 2nd S-400 squadron from Russia set for 3-month delay due to war, simulators arrive

The 2nd squadron of the S-400 Triumf air defence system was set to begin arriving in May, but delay expected due to Russia’s ongoing war with Ukraine.

Russia to deliver S-400 by 2021-end, but will supply missiles and bombs amid LAC tensions

The S-400 is capable of destroying incoming hostile aircraft, missiles and even drones within a range of up to 400 km. It has a tracking capability of nearly 600 km.

Russia is said to plan air-defence deal with India next week

Russia is expected to supply advanced S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to India.

On Camera

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Representative image | File photos of Donald Trump, General Mark Milley | Photos via ANI, Commons

US military is protecting constitution on Trump case. Lessons for India here

Trump expected unquestioned loyalty from retired generals in his administration and from those in service, but the exact opposite happened.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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