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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 […]


India to Retire Last MiG-21FL Fighter Aircraft

India to Retire Last MiG-21FL Fighter Aircraft

The deafening roar of the Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig-21 FL afterburner, an iconic delta-wing fighter aircraft that heralded the ‘supersonic era’ in Indian Air Force (IAF) will no longer be heard after December 11, 2013, the day it is set to fly […]


Boeing Delivers Indian Air Force’s 3rd C-17 Globemaster III

Boeing Delivers Indian Air Force’s 3rd C-17 Globemaster III

The third Boeing C-17 Globemaster III airlifter for the Indian Air Force (IAF) departed for India Aug. 20 from the company’s Long Beach facility. It joins the first and second India C-17 airlifters, which arrived in June and July, respectively. […]


India Drops Kaveri Engine for LCA; Will Power Future UCAV

India Drops Kaveri Engine for LCA; Will Power Future UCAV

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) initiated a project for design and development of an aero-engine in 1989 for requirements of combat aircraft. Since then, a considerable progress has been made in development of aero-engine. However, full objectives have not […]


France confident about delayed Rafale sale to India

France confident about delayed Rafale sale to India

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Friday talks over a $12-billion deal to sell Rafale jets to India were progressing well and that a new bilateral pact would underpin the deal. India initially set a target of the end […]


 
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