Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicUS drone

Topic: US drone

Killed in US drone attack in Kabul, al Qaeda chief Zawahiri repeatedly waded into India issues

From ordering ‘blows on the Indian Army’ to holding forth on the college hijab row, Ayman al-Zawahiri was never short of gratuitous advice for the country.

‘Phoenix Ghost’ — mystery suicide drone US ‘rapidly developed’ to send to Ukraine

Developed by the US Air Force, the Phoenix Ghost drone is a UAV that uses the kamikaze technique to destroy its target.

‘IS operative’ killed in US drone strike was Kabul aid worker, 7 children also killed, NYT says

NYT raises doubts about US military's version of events — specifically whether explosives were present in targeted car, if driver was connected to IS, & if a second explosion took place.

‘Drone swarms’ are coming, and they are the future of wars in the air

The question really is not if, but when and where drone swarms, which is the next evolution of robotic warfare, will be utilised in real-time operations.

US picks Taiwan for first armed drones sale under eased rules, approves $600 mn deal

In a move that will likely further anger China, US has approved proposed sale of 4 weapons-ready MQ-9B drones from General Atomics along with radar, sensors, ground control stations.

Pakistan senate to elect chairman today and Blasphemy cases spike in Lahore

74% cases of blasphemy reported in Lahore, Punjab. Pakistan senate to elect a chairman and a deputy chairman Monday. Pashtun protection movement in Quetta missing from Pak media. Son of Pak Taliban chief killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan

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Italian PM vows cooperation during India's G20 presidency

India can open a new chapter in ties with Italy. Rome knows real intent of China’s outreach

India and Italy can easily support each other in gaining access to areas where they have limited presence, and should also relaunch the discussion of the trilateral partnership with Japan.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

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.