Thursday, 29 September, 2022

Topic: UAV

Indian Army will soon get 4 Heron TP drones on lease from Israel, plans to deploy them at LAC

Heron TP is as long as a Rafale and has twice its wingspan. It is the latest generation of Heron MALE UAV systems that Army and IAF already operate.

No drones around international airports, Rs 5 lakh fine — Govt’s new rules for flying UAVs

According to new rules, individuals and companies are required to obtain approval from the DGCA to import, manufacture, trade, own or operate drones.

Indian firm bags Army’s Rs 140-crore deal for high altitude UAVs, eyes exports too

The Army has ordered an advanced version of SWITCH tactical drones, which are made to operate in high altitude areas like Ladakh. The delivery will take over a year.

Drones can make Covid vaccine delivery a success — if Modi govt can just tweak its policy

India’s goal of an ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and a $5 trillion economy isn’t achievable by leaving behind a flexible and multi-purpose revolutionary drone technology.

Israel Aerospace Industries got undue benefit from sale of UAV engines to IAF — CAG report

The CAG report tabled in Parliament pointed out irregularities in purchase of Israeli UAV engines, and upgrade of Mi-17 choppers.

UAVs, high speed boats, All Terrain Vehicles — what Army’s Ladakh corps wants amid LAC row

The corps, which takes care of the northern part of the LoC with Pakistan besides the LAC, has also sought for Israeli Spike Anti-Tank Guided Missiles & long-range surveillance cameras.

DRDO UAV on trial run crashes in Karnataka, no injuries reported

Tapas, the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) crash landed near Chitradurga. The DRDO said data is being analysed.

China is set to get a new, supersonic unmanned aircraft that can spy on India

China has been feverishly focused on its UAV programme over the last one decade and may have overtaken the US in this area.

Exploring the possibility of manufacturing planes & drones in India, says Suresh Prabhu

Addressing the Lok Sabha, he added that the government had set up two 'task forces' for the purpose.

The Indian drone that crashed in China could be a goldmine for Chinese weapons engineers

The news we are waiting for is whether the UAV crashed on its own or was brought down by the Chinese.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.


File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.