In his testimony before the Nanavati Commission, Gujral said that he had found Rao unaware of how the unrest was unfolding in the city. In fact, a strange reason was given to Gujral by then Lt Governor of Delhi, PG Gavai, for not calling in the armed forces.
France weighing Indian request for early delivery of 10 Meteor air-to-air missiles that outrange and outclass AMRAAMs used by the Pakistan Air Force to target Indian jets the day after the Balakot airstrikes in February. The beyond-visual-range missiles, which will outgun all other air forces in the region, were to come by late 2020.
Founded by Pakistani-origin businessman Nadeem Khan, Formations House emerged as a known destination for companies wishing to set up offshore entities and financial institutions. While Khan died in 2015, weeks before he was to stand atrial for money laundering in London, the company is being run by his daughter, Charlotte Pawar.
The long-delayed project, which was to be completed by 2018, is now back on track, with senior officers saying that the 37,500-tonne aircraft carrier will initially operate MiG 29K fighters and could also feature indigenous combat aircraft.
Sources said that the 3,500 km range missile, designed for the Arihant class of nuclear submarines, is likely to be tested from a fixed underwater pontoon as part of the developmental trials being conducted by the DRDO within a fortnight. The last test of the K4 was attempted in 2017 and there has been an urgency to expedite the developmental process.
The Navy is looking for ‘man out of the loop’ solutions that could involve autonomous systems that are being developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as well as foreign vendors, sources said.
A special court has observed that CBI recommended closure of the Tatra-Vectra truck scandal case without even examining documents related to basic procurement rules and procedures.
The 3,500-km range missile, designed for the Arihant class of nuclear submarines, will be tested from a fixed underwater pontoon as part of the developmental trials being conducted by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
While the Japan pact may be signed over the next weekend during the maiden 2+2 meet before Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s India visit in December for the annual summit, the Australian agreement is expected during Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s state visit mid-January.
In terms of scale, the exercise would be in the category of Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC)—the largest naval wargame in the world that is organised at Pearl Harbour by the US Indo-Pacific Command. In its last edition in 2018, 28 nations participated in RIMPAC, including India, which had deployed a stealth frigate. The invitee list excludes China, Pakistan & Turkey.
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