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The epidemic has brought a "catastrophic" blow to young people in India​

Speaking of the impact of the epidemic on the education sector in India, Sebastian Falcy, an Indian and South Asian correspondent at Radio France Internationale in New Delhi, said: “The unemployment rate has risen sharply, distance education is fraught with difficulties, loneliness, and family conditions. Poor girls are returning to housework. In a country where nearly half of the population is under 25, young people have paid a particularly painful price in this public health crisis."​

India is one of the youngest countries in the world, with more than 600 million Indians, that is, nearly half of the population is under the age of 25. According to the most recent census, 11.5% of Indians (157.7 million) are between 18 and 23 years old. In an economic downturn, these inexperienced laborers face the greatest risk.​

A UNESCO report shows that India is experiencing its worst crisis since independence in 1947. It is reported that India’s GDP has fallen by 8.5% since the epidemic. In a 3-year follow-up survey of 170,000 households, it was found that 41.2% of the respondents lost their jobs (among young people aged 15 to 24, this proportion is as high as 58.5%.).​
▲Sabri (the person wearing a mask on the seat) completed the training at the "Youth Life Project Alliance" center in New Delhi. Prior to the lockdown, her training was interrupted for 9 months.​

At the same time, the impact of the epidemic on students is unprecedented.​
According to a survey published by the "India Express", only 8% of rural children and teenagers can take online lessons, and only 37% of students in the country learn through distance learning. The severe blow to India’s economy caused by the new crown virus is the main reason for the collapse of the school system: many families cannot afford to buy electronic devices for their children to learn or to ensure a good Internet connection. Due to the scarcity of teaching materials, the low level of education of parents, and the interaction between students and teachers without Internet access, only half of the fifth grade students can read and understand the second grade text!​

Not only elementary education, but higher education has also been severely affected.​

During the lockdown, a quarter of Indian college students needed to take classes remotely. For students in private colleges, changing to distance learning is relatively smooth; but for students studying at public universities, as well as those with poor living conditions, or students who live outside the city center, this transition is more difficult .​

At the same time, the epidemic has also exacerbated social inequality. In the Mysore region of southern India, as of December 2020, 43% of public university students have given up bachelor's degree programs. The dropout rate for girls is as high as 65%. Many parents still have the idea that "affected by the crisis, many parents would rather marry their daughters."​

Those students who can continue their education are also not lucky. Negative factors such as loneliness, helplessness, and rising unemployment have led to an exponential increase in mental health problems among young people. An archive of "Prajapatra" shows that in Pid, Maharashtra, in the first seven months of 2021, as many as 25 children under the age of 18 were affected by loneliness, depression, and the psychological impact of the epidemic on young people. suicide.​

This shows that the impact of the new crown epidemic on young Indians is comprehensive and disastrous.​
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Rafael is just too good to be true , i can't take my eyes of it , it must be like heaven to touch , at long last it has arrived .
It's just too good to be true , i can't take my eyes of it.
 

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Eye on mega deal with Navy, Dassault will fly Rafale Marine to India in 2022 for showcase trip

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French defence giant Dassault Aviation is likely to bring the naval version of the Rafale aircraft to India in early 2022 to showcase its ability to carry out a ski-jump, which is a crucial take-off capability to operate from Indian aircraft carriers, ThePrint has learnt.


Sources in the defence establishment said Dassault, which is eyeing a mega contract with the Indian Navy for new fighters, has offered to bring the Rafale M (Marine) to India. The Navy plans to procure new fighters to replace the Russian MiG 29Ks.

 

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Eye on mega deal with Navy, Dassault will fly Rafale Marine to India in 2022 for showcase trip

New Delhi:
French defence giant Dassault Aviation is likely to bring the naval version of the Rafale aircraft to India in early 2022 to showcase its ability to carry out a ski-jump, which is a crucial take-off capability to operate from Indian aircraft carriers, ThePrint has learnt.


Sources in the defence establishment said Dassault, which is eyeing a mega contract with the Indian Navy for new fighters, has offered to bring the Rafale M (Marine) to India. The Navy plans to procure new fighters to replace the Russian MiG 29Ks.

Will they be able to fit and operate on Vikramaditya and Vikrant? If so, we should go for a big, combined mega-deal for local production to fill both the IAF and Navy's requirements.
 

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Eye on mega deal with Navy, Dassault will fly Rafale Marine to India in 2022 for showcase trip
New Delhi:
French defence giant Dassault Aviation is likely to bring the naval version of the Rafale aircraft to India in early 2022 to showcase its ability to carry out a ski-jump, which is a crucial take-off capability to operate from Indian aircraft carriers, ThePrint has learnt.

Sources in the defence establishment said Dassault, which is eyeing a mega contract with the Indian Navy for new fighters, has offered to bring the Rafale M (Marine) to India. The Navy plans to procure new fighters to replace the Russian MiG 29Ks.

“The Rafale M will not take off from the aircraft carrier (during the showcase) but from the shore-based test facility (SBTF) at INS Hansa, Goa. The Dassault Aviation is confident and wanted to showcase their capability in India itself,” a source said.

The sources added that the dates are yet to be worked out but Dassault has offered to bring the Rafale M as early as January, if needed.

Carrier-based fighters primarily come in three categories — STOVL (short take-off and vertical landing), STOBAR (Short Take-off but Arrested Recovery) and CATOBAR (catapult take-off but arrested recovery).



French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and American carriers use CATOBAR while Indian carriers — INS Vikramaditya and an indigenous one that is under trial — employ STOBAR. That’s why foreign fighters have to showcase the capability as a basic requirement.

A fighter aircraft’s behaviour for a few seconds after ski-jump take-offs, until wing-borne flight takes place, is critical to achieve a successful launch from carriers.

Rafale M’s competitor — the F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter of Boeing — had demonstrated the ski-jump capability in December 2020. However, the demonstration was held at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in the US.

Talks for Naval version of Rafale date back to 2016
Dassault Aviation had been in talks with the Navy for the naval version of the Rafale even before they signed the contract for the 36 air force fighters in 2016.

In 2017, the Navy issued a Request for Information (RFI) to foreign players for 57 new fighters.

However, with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) now working on a Twin-Engine Carrier-Based Deck Fighter (TEBDF), the Navy is likely to cut down its requirements for foreign fighters.

Last year, Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh had also said the force may pursue joint acquisition of fighters with the IAF.

“We have the MiG-29K operating from the Vikramaditya and will operate from the Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC)-I. To replace them, we have taken up a case for the Multi-Role Carrier-Borne Fighters (MRCBF) which we are trying to do along with the IAF,” he said.

‘Lift of IAC-I can accommodate all aircraft’
Sources in the defence establishment sought to allay fears expressed in some quarters that the lift of the indigenous aircraft carrier was small and would not be able to accommodate either the Rafale M or the F/A-18. While the Boeing fighter comes with foldable wings, Rafale does not.

“The mere fact that both companies are eager to offer their aircraft means that they have taken into account various measurements,” a source said, refusing to get into the specifics.

Sources also said that all discussions on the project are happening internally within the Navy and any move to proceed further will depend on what the companies have to offer in terms of cost, including lifecycle costs and future upgrades.

While Dassault is happy to merge naval requirements with that of the Air Force, Boeing is sceptical about it, they added.

(Edited by Rachel John)
 

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According to a famous economic newspaper, a new deal for Rafale in India is on the track (no mention of the qty) followed by a deal with UAE.
Have heard rumours of such kind earlier as well. Never seems to fructify. And if the IAF wants 114 MRFA instead of 36 more Rafales then they will push for that contract to be taken further.

Are you suggesting that the French Govt may be preparing an offer for more off-the-shelf fighters?
 

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Have heard rumours of such kind earlier as well. Never seems to fructify. And if the IAF wants 114 MRFA instead of 36 more Rafales then they will push for that contract to be taken further.

Are you suggesting that the French Govt may be preparing an offer for more off-the-shelf fighters?
After the blow in Australia, the french govt, and the french resident himself, are pushing hard for new Rafale contracts. In India and in UAE. Maybe with some more attractive offers.
The french top brass are very angry. We will be far more commercialy agressive now.
 

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There are 2 entities in India who knows MRFA deal will not succeed. 1. MoD 2. IAF.
Rafale is the MRFA. Smelling the air around and arriving at some conclusions - India will be placing an additional order of 36 more Rafales before 2022 Dec. If NDA comes back to power in 2024, a 3rd order will also be placed. We will get around 100 Rafales. That is the grand plan. Even CDS Bipin Rawat mentioned about purchasing jets as batches with some interval in between. IAF Chiefs saying they dont want additional Rafales but MRFA is a classic negotiating tactic to get a better deal from France. Take a closer look at the IAF's CAPEX part of budget. There is simply no money for a mega 110 make in india aircraft deal that will cost north of 20-25 billion usd.
 

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