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India, France say will press ahead with Rafale Fighter Jet deal

India, France say will press ahead with Rafale Fighter Jet deal

The French and Indian defence ministers agreed to press ahead with negotiations on the sale of 126 Rafale fighter jets to India, both sides said Tuesday, after slow progress cast doubt on the estimated $12 billion deal. Successive deadlines to […]


Indian Su-30s Cleared to Resume Flight

Indian Su-30s Cleared to Resume Flight

The Indian Air Force’s frontline fighter jet, Sukhoi-30, has been cleared for flying after being grounded for nearly a month. The Sukhoi-30 fleet will be back in the air “within a week’s time,” Chief of Air Staff Arup Raha said […]


India Plays Safe, Grounds Entire Sukhoi-30 Fleet

India Plays Safe, Grounds Entire Sukhoi-30 Fleet

India has grounded its entire Sukhoi 30 fleet after a recent crash because it doesn’t want to put its pilots in harm’s way. The fighters have not flown for a week after a Su-30 MKI of the Indian Air Force […]


Indian Airforce Chief Concerned By Fighter Delays

Indian Airforce Chief Concerned By Fighter Delays

Indian top-gun pilots are slowly but surely running out of combat-worthy fighters to fly. Faced with the twin-threat from China and Pakistan, the IAF has once again sounded the red-alert over the huge delays dogging all its three fighter induction […]


India Can’t Afford Delay In Rafale Deal, Says Air Chief

India Can’t Afford Delay In Rafale Deal, Says Air Chief

Air chief marshal Arup Raha has said that it is critical to keep the $25 billion (Rs 1,50,000 crore) French Rafale fighter deal on schedule as the IAF cannot afford any more delays. Raha’s comments are significant as the Eurofighter […]


India’s Ageing War Machine Could Grind to A Halt, Govt. Warned

India’s Ageing War Machine Could Grind to A Halt, Govt. Warned

Frustrated by long delays in replacing their growing stockpile of obsolescent equipment, India’s three armed service chiefs have been warning the government that procurement delays are compromising the country’s war preparedness, military sources have told The Hindu. The government, the […]


India Hopes to Put 272 Su-30MKI Fighters Into Service By 2018

India Hopes to Put 272 Su-30MKI Fighters Into Service By 2018

The Indian Air Force’s backlog of orders for Russia’s Su-30MKI fighters makes up 272. The fighters are assembled by India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) that has received a license from Russia’s Sukhoi aircraft maker. “Since India received 50 assembled planes […]


IAF Will Buy 14 Tejas Squadrons, Lowering Costs

IAF Will Buy 14 Tejas Squadrons, Lowering Costs

India’s own fighter, the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), is playing a growing role in protecting Indian airspace. On December 20, when the Tejas was cleared for operational service in the Indian Air Force (IAF), Defence Minister A K Antony […]


India’s Light Combat Aircraft Tejas Completes 2,400 Sorties

India’s Light Combat Aircraft Tejas Completes 2,400 Sorties

The indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas has undertaken 2,400 sorties to meet the requirements of the IAF, which is set to induct the aircraft on December 20. “The LCA has clocked over 2400 flights till now with highest […]


 
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