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India To Retire Three MiG 21, MiG 27 Squadrons This Year

India To Retire Three MiG 21, MiG 27 Squadrons This Year

Three squadrons of the aging MiG 21 and MiG 27 fighter jets are set to be phased out this year even as Indian Air Force focuses on cannibalization to keep the serviceability rate of its aircraft high. Top defence sources […]


India Unlikely to Go for More Than 36 Rafale Fighters At This Stage

India Unlikely to Go for More Than 36 Rafale Fighters At This Stage

India is unlikely to buy more than 36 French Rafale fighters as of now, less than one-third of the 126 jets that were envisaged under the now-scrapped $20 billion MMRCA (medium multi-role combat aircraft) project. But another 20 Rafale jets […]


India to Investigate Su-30 Fleet After Sixth Crash

Su-30MKI Fighter Aircraft

he Indian Air Force (IAF) doesn`t intend to ground its fleet of Sukhoi SU-30MKI combat jets despite a sixth plane crashing in six years, says Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar even as concerns over the frontline fighter continue. The SU-30 fleet […]


Indian Auditor Faults LCA Aircraft Project, Says it Fails to Meet Air Force’s Needs

Indian Auditor Faults LCA Aircraft Project, Says it Fails to Meet Air Force’s Needs

India’s Tejas Light Combat Aircraft project, in the works for over three decades, came under severe criticism from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) on Friday, which said the Mark-I version has several shortcomings and does not meet […]


India, France jet deal may fuel trade partnership

India, France jet deal may fuel trade partnership

India’s multi-billion-dollar deal to buy 36 fighter jets from France will cement strategic political ties between the two countries at a time when both are looking to kickstart their economies, experts say. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his first […]


Indian Air Force to Use BrahMos Missile by 2016

Indian Air Force to Use BrahMos Missile by 2016

The Indian Air Force plans to start mounting BrahMos cruise missiles on its aircraft in 2016, BrahMos Aerospace CEO Sudhir Mishra told RIA Novosti Wednesday. The short-range supersonic missile was jointly developed by Russia and India and has been in […]


Tejas Light Combat Aircraft Handed Over to Indian Air Force

Tejas Light Combat Aircraft Handed Over to Indian Air Force

Thirty-two years after the project was sanctioned, the first indigenously-built Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) was today handed over by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to the IAF, a red letter day for Indian defence and aerospace sector. The handover signals […]


Original Terms Have to Be Met In Rafale Jet Deal: Parrikar

Original Terms Have to Be Met In Rafale Jet Deal: Parrikar

India on Monday said France would have to adhere to the conditions specified in the original tender for the $20 billion MMRCA (medium multi-role combat aircraft) project, even as defence secretary R K Mathur left for Paris amid the deadlock […]


HAL Delivers First Upgraded Su-30 to Indian Air Force

HAL Delivers First Upgraded Su-30 to Indian Air Force

The Hon’ble Raksha Mantri, Shri Manohar Parrikar handed over the first overhauled Su-30 MKI to the Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Nasik today. The handing over of the world’s first overhauled […]


Indian Rafale Deal Hits Rough Weather

Indian Rafale Deal Hits Rough Weather

India plans to take a final call, one way or the other, on the gigantic $20 billion MMRCA (medium multi-role combat aircraft) project to acquire 126 French Rafale fighters before Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits France and Germany in April. […]


 
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