Saturday, 21 May, 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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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
File photo of chief economic advisor V. Anantha Nageswaran | Photo: Twitter | @FinMinIndia

Stock market turmoil, crypto craze proof of human ‘fear, greed’ says chief economic advisor

Speaking at India Ideas Conclave, organised by think tank India Foundation in Bengaluru, V. Anantha Nageswaran, also said India was now in position to deliver domestically-driven growth'.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

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.