Articles written by: Press Trust of India

Indian Aircraft Carrier Sails with MiG-29K Fighters

Indian Aircraft Carrier Sails with MiG-29K Fighters

India’s largest warship, the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, is “operationally deployed” along with its fleet of MiG 29K combat aircraft, Navy chief Admiral Robin Dhowan said here today. “The navy has inducted aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya which is now operationally […]


Dassault Plans to Make Rafale Wings in India

Dassault Plans to Make Rafale Wings in India

France’s Dassault Aviation and Reliance Industries are planning to set up a facility to produce wings of Rafale combat aircraft selected by IAF for meeting its requirement of 126 fighter planes. The two firms are planning to set up a […]


Upgraded Indian Mirage 2000 Undertakes Maiden Flight In France

Upgraded Indian Mirage 2000 Undertakes Maiden Flight In France

Under IAF’s over Rs 10,000 crore modernization program, the first Mirage 2000, upgraded by its manufacturer, has successfully completed its maiden flight at an air base in France. India had signed an upgrade programme worth over Rs 10,000 crore with […]


AgustaWestland Given Final Show Cause Notice to Cancel Indian Helicopter Deal

AgustaWestland Given Final Show Cause Notice to Cancel Indian Helicopter Deal

The Defence Ministry has issued a final show cause notice to Anglo-Italian firm AgustaWestland for cancelling its contract worth Rs 3,600 crore (556 million euros—Ed.) for supplying 12 choppers to the Air Force for “violating” the terms of its contract. […]


India Ups 2013 Defense Budget by 14%

India Ups 2013 Defense Budget by 14%

In the midst of a major modernization drive, the Defence Ministry on Thursday got a 14 per cent hike in its budget as Finance Minister P Chidambaram gave it Rs 2,03,672 crore (($37.45 billion–Ed) for 2013-14 with a promise to […]


India, France Agree On $6 Billion Missile Deal

India, France Agree On $6 Billion Missile Deal

India and France on Thursday concluded negotiations on the Short Range Surface to Air Missile nearly worth of $6 billion during the talks between French President Francois Hollande and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who also said talks on $10-billion deal […]


India Buys 99 GE F414 Engines to Power LCA

India Buys 99 GE F414 Engines to Power LCA

India and the US have finalized a Rs 3000-crore deal for supplying 99 jet engines to be used in the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft ‘Tejas’ being developed by the DRDO. Around two years ago, India had selected the American company […]


Taiwan Tests New Anti-Ship Missile: Report

Taiwan tested its longest range ship-to-ship missile within a month of China putting its first aircraft carrier into service, a report said today. Dubbed an “aircraft carrier killer”, the missile has a range of 400 kilometres (250 miles) and is […]


India to Upgrade Israeli Made UAV Fleet

India to Upgrade Israeli Made UAV Fleet

The IAF is planning to join hands with an Israeli firm to upgrade the UAVs of the three services under a project worth over Rs 5,000 crore to enhance their snooping capabilities. The three services operate a fleet of more […]


 
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