ISRO’s launch of small satellite launch vehicles


Statements were made after the official start of the Earth Observation Satellite — EOS-01—and 9 customer satellites aboard its Polar Launcher, PSLV-C49, from this spaceport, about 110 km from Chennai.

The Current Case:

EOS-01, Earth Observation Satellite, is intended for agriculture, forestry and disaster relief purposes.

The nine consumer satellites from Lithuania, Luxembourg and the United States were launched under a commercial arrangement with NewSpace India Ltd.

Today, small satellites are being sent along with several other large satellites and are being deployed using ISRO ‘s trusted Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) or Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle (GSLV) workhorse.



Drone Pilot Training Programme at IGRUA


The centre-run flight training institute Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA) declared here on Saturday its expansion plan to launch drone pilot training courses, a first of its kind by the government body.

The Premier Aircraft Pilot Training Institute in Uttar Pradesh has recently entered into a joint effort arrangement with the Delhi-based private company Drone Destination.

Importance of the training of Drone:

One of the most enticing aspects of advanced drones is that they’re extremely easy to fly. Just about anybody with a minimum degree of technological competence can unload a drone and get it to fly in a matter of minutes. This ease of use has contributed to a vast number of drone pilots not undertaking any kind of formal instruction.

Aversion to training is normal. After all, it takes a bit of effort, a lot of time, and it typically takes a heavy amount. However, the rise of the drone training industry suggests that more and more pilots are recognising the importance of formal training. How relevant drone learning is as well as whether all drone pilots be?

IAF’s Bull Strike Exercise at Teressa Islands


Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) performed a 3-day Tri-Service Combat Drill code-named “Bull Punch” on Teressa Island in the Nicobar Group of Islands. The exercise centred on interoperability and cooperation between the 3 services – Army, Navy and Air Force – to optimise battle potential.

About the “Bull Strike”:

  • The training was attended by three ANC service officers, elements of the Indian Army Parachute Brigade, MARCOS (Marine Commando Force) and Special Forces.
  • Training exercises included fighting free fall and paradrop of Advanced Airlifter C-130J “Super Hercules” by Para Commandos, Indian Navy MARCOS and Special Heli Borne Operations (SHBO) by Indian Army Ghatak Platoons.
  • Search and rescue (SAR) and medical evacuation operations were also carried out by the active troops.



Bidden-Kamala’s rule a sigh of relief for India?


Except for China or the COVID19, India has scarcely been listed in the US presidential campaign. But the result of that election may have a huge effect on ties between India and the US, defined by former President Barack Obama as the “Defining Relationship of the 21st Century.”

The “Namaste Trump” mela in Ahmedabad this year and previously, the “Howdy Modi” hoops in Houston in 2019, has been lambasted by many as shoulder-shows. Such a perspective lacks the meaning of both the world over. India has an economy much smaller than that of the United States (nearly ten times) and still, when the two leaders marched in arms through the stadium on both occasions, tens of millions of spectators perceived that the Trump administration had fully recognized India as an equivalent, just as President Richard Nixon did with the People’s Republic of China in the 1970s.