Tuesday, 28 March, 2023

Topic: Brahmos

Air Force Day: Supersonic BRAHMOS – IAF’s unparalleled tactical asset

The acquisition of multi-role capability of platforms and equipment, along with multi-skill capability of its personnel has emboldened the IAF to steadfastly safeguard Indian skies.

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.

3 IAF officers sacked for accidental firing of BrahMos missile into Pakistani territory in March

The three officers were found primarily responsible for the incident — following a court of inquiry — including a commanding officer of the BrahMos unit.

IAF officer’s probe suggests prima facie Group Captain involved in accidental BrahMos firing

Group Captain-rank officer was in-charge of the mobile command post of the missile system when the accidental firing happened during a Command Air Staff Inspection at its home base.

How CWC statement illustrates all things wrong with Sonia-Rahul’s leadership

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

Indian missile must bring self-reflection to Pakistan. Imran Khan should keep EU, US close

The 'accidental' missile launch emphasises one key aspect of India-Pakistan relations. Nuclear powers can't afford accidents and misunderstandings.

Missiles, malfunctions, nuke myths: Lessons for India, Pakistan from BrahMos mistake

The models for protocols to mitigate nuclear-war risks exist. India and Pakistan must engage in a meaningful conversation needed to learn from the Mian Channu experience.

‘Inadvertent release’ during inspection led to missile landing in Pakistan, Rajnath Singh in RS

ThePrint had reported that an unarmed BrahMos supersonic missile was accidentally fired during an inspection at a secret satellite base of the Indian Air Force Wednesday.

The weight that’s sinking Congress, India’s Russia-Ukraine ‘neutrality’ and a misfired missile

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Why near-disaster BrahMos accident is an opportunity for India & Pakistan to discuss safety

India’s missile misfired, Pakistan didn’t intercept — now both must talk to ensure ‘stability in conflict’.

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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...


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.