Monday, 28 November, 2022
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Topic: Aircraft carrier

3 cheers for INS Vikrant & 3 questions for India’s leadership on naval doctrine

INS Vikrant is reason to celebrate. But does India need aircraft carriers? What kind & how many? What kind of firepower should India field & where will it come from?

Twitter’s edit option raises many questions. But too many imponderables even now

ThePrint view on the most important issues.

Floating airfield — PM Modi commissions INS Vikrant, India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier

New INS Vikrant can sail from India to Brazil in one go without stopping to refuel. It has a hospital, fitness centre, kitchen and laundry on board.

BrahMos, INS Vikrant have immense capability but also expose India’s short-sightedness

BrahMos units like the one involved in the accidental firing into Pakistan continue to be stationed on the west when such assets should be deployed against China.

PM to commission 1st indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant on 2 Sept, India joins select club

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will do the honours next week; The Vice Chief of Naval Staff says Vikrant will be essential for India’s ambitions as Blue Water Navy.

1st indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant delivered to Navy, India among rare few with capacity

Vikrant has been built with 76% indigenisation, at a cost of about Rs 20,000 cr, & will significantly enhance the Navy’s presence in the Indian Ocean Region. It will be commissioned next month.

Tech issues behind delay of China’s 3rd, and most advanced, aircraft carrier, says media report

Type 003 was originally supposed to be launched on 3 June. Satellite imagery from US-based think-tank CSIS shows the extent of preparations for its launch before it was put off. 

Should India insist on large warships after sinking of Russia’s Moskva? The lesson not to take

Large carriers like Russia’s flagship Moskva are vulnerable to cruise missiles in the sea. But India still needs them.

IAC-1 deserves greater attention. If only Indian defence moved away from episodic concerns

The cost of IAC-1 is not far above Modi govt's expenditure on Rajpath's refurbishment. So the question is — what is of greater importance to India, beauty or security?

Mega deal in mind, Rafale M takes off from Navy’s Goa test range, Boeing F/A 18 next

The marine version of the French fighter jet performed a ski-jump —a crucial take-off capability — to demonstrate its ability to operate from Indian aircraft carriers.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.