Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
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Covid dampener for Aero India, several foreign players to give event a miss

Aero India website shows that only 75 foreign companies have booked their spots for the event at Bengaluru as opposed to the over 200 such firms in the 2019 edition. 

Narendra Modi’s military purchases remain a pipe dream for Lockheed, Saab

India’s inability to speed up modernisation of its weaponry to guard the border with arch rivals Pakistan and China shows the Modi govt’s challenge to transform an industry plagued by red tape.

After Sweden’s SAAB, now another foreign firm likely to exit Navy’s submarine project

The company had responded to defence ministry's Expression of Interest but now finds the project “completely complicated”.

BJP celebrates Modi return from US despite no trade deal, Kashmir win

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

SAAB wants to offer Gripen at half of Rafale cost, with full tech transfer, local production

In an interview to ThePrint, SAAB India CMD Ola Rignell highlights efficiency of Gripen, its offer to India, & the issues around its sales to Pakistan.

Dassault, Boeing and Saab — the front-runners for IAF’s 114 fighter jet contract

Dassault’s Rafale, Boeing’s F/A-18 and Saab’s Gripen lead the pack, while the Lockheed Martin F-16 and the Eurofighter Typhoon are trailing.

Make in India priority for Sitharaman, first challenge is Ambani vs L&T

New defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman to take crucial call on Rs 20,000 cr LPD contract; Adani vs Tata next

The biggest challenges Nirmala Sitharaman will face as India’s new Defence Minister

Sitharaman, who is only the second woman defence minister in India's history, is expected to work closely with the Finance Minister to take key industry-related decisions

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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