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Drones will be armed forces’ eyes on the ground and they are buying as many as they can

The drones have seen a major push within the Services because of the advantage that they offer when it comes to surveillance and even punitive action.

Army bolsters military capability with two sets of swarm drones for surveillance, close recce

The Army has also initiated work on specialised swarm drones that can be deployed in areas like Eastern Ladakh, where it is involved in a standoff with Chinese troops.

Roadshows with a flying beast: Why Syngenta plans to introduce drones for Indian farmers

The nascent drone market in India is abuzz after the Centre granted interim approval to drone-spraying of 477 agrochemicals.

How Indian healthcare can deliver vaccines in rural areas better—’medicine from the sky’

Drones can deliver vital goods to vulnerable populations, overcoming access barriers and enabling faster delivery of lifesaving supplies.

As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

‘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.

Drones could help with quicker detection of drug-resistant TB, ICMR study says

ICMR researchers discuss sputum transportation by unmanned aerial vehicles in a paper published in the journal 'Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene'.

CSIR-NAL’s new solar-powered UAV can help border surveillance, improve communications

At Wings India 2022 civil aviation event last month, organisation demonstrated functional, sub-scale model that runs on solar power during day & high-density lithium ion batteries at night.

Defence innovation will cost money, private control. Else be happy with drone light shows

Govt procedures that masquerade as safety nets for minimising financial loss can only stifle innovation. Modi govt's well-intentioned iDEX scheme seems headed that way.

The ‘make in India’ dream of an IIT-Delhi startup whose drones lit up sky at Beating the Retreat

The drones are the brainchild of BotLab Dynamics — a startup led by 2 IIT Delhi & a University of Illinois alumni. Even the drone body was made by a Seelampur fruit basket maker.

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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.