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IAF to finalise Rafale fighter deal this fiscal


September 20th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, S Sep 20 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) would finalise the multi-billion dollar contract with Dassault Aviation of France during this fiscal (2012-13) for the supply of its ... Read more...

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Spanish plane hijacking report denied


August 30th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
The Hague, Aug 29 (IANS) The Netherland police Wednesday denied that a passenger plane of Spanish airline Vueling landing at Amsterdam Schiphol airport had been hijacked. It stated the ... Read more...

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Chinese women fly most advanced fighter jet


August 18th, 2012 - 6:19 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) Five female pilots have become China's first women to fly the J-10 combat aircraft, the country's most advanced fighter jet, a media report said.J-10, also called ... Read more...

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India rejects OIC reference on Kashmir


August 17th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) India Friday rejected as "erroneous and factually incorrect" a reference to Kashmir by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in its resolution on Syria.Syed ... Read more...

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Defence preparedness should be on par with threat: BJP


May 8th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India's defence preparedness should be on par with the threats it faces in a "difficult neighbourhood", Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley Tuesday ... Read more...

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French firm Altran expanding India operations


April 26th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 26 (IANS) French major Altran Technologies is expanding its operations in India to tap the domestic market and serve its global customers in aerospace, automotive, railways and energy ... Read more...

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US wants Brazil as defense partner


April 26th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 26 (IANS/EFE) The US is ready to transfer military technology to Brazil to be able to count the South American country as a strategic ally, ... Read more...

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Russia signs $35 mn missile deal with Malaysia


April 20th, 2012 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and Malaysia have signed a $35 million contract on the delivery of RVV-AE air-to-air missiles for the Malaysian air force.Russia's state-run arms exporter ... Read more...

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Britain to buy laser-guided bombs


April 4th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
London, April 3 (IANS) Britain has signed a contract to buy laser-guided bombs worth 60 million pounds ($95.8 million), the defence ministry said Tuesday.The contract is for the Paveway IV, ... Read more...

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India to induct new combat jets from 2016


March 19th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Come 2016 and India will start inducting the first of the 126 combat jets it is purchasing for nearly $20 billion, parliament was informed Monday.The ... Read more...

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India’s defence budget hike worrisome: Pakistani daily


March 19th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 19 (IANS) The significant hike in India's defence budget gives a "wrong message to its neighbours and perpetuates tensions in South Asia", a leading Pakistani daily said ... Read more...

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India hikes defence spending by 13 percent (Second Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India Friday raised its military spending to Rs.1,93,407 crore ($38.6 billion/Rs.1.93 trillion), a 13 percent increase, to further push the fast-paced modernisation of its ... Read more...

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17 percent hike in India’s defence spending (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) To give a further push to its rapid military modernization, India Friday hiked its military spending by over 17 percent to Rs.1,93,407 crore (over ... Read more...

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Russia close to signing Su-35 fighter deal with China


March 6th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and China may soon sign a $4-billion contract for 48 Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E fighter jets, the Kommersant business daily said Tuesday."The two sides have ... Read more...

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Rafale fighter selection for IAF final: Minister


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 2 (IANS) Selection of French fighter Rafale as the multi-role medium combat aircraft (MMRCA) for the Indian Air Force (IAF) was final and the price negotiations were under ... Read more...

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Sukhoi to remain top combat aircraft seller till 2015


February 25th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Sukhoi aircraft maker will remain among the top three exporters of fighter jets until at least 2015, the Moscow-based Centre for Analysis of World ... Read more...

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IAF Mirage-2000 crashes, both pilots safe


February 24th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) An Indian Air Force (IAF) Mirage-2000 combat aircraft crashed Friday but both pilots ejected to safety, an officer said.The aircraft, which had taken off from ... Read more...

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Another six months for 126 combat planes deal: Antony


February 17th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) India could take another six months to sign a contract for 126 combat planes for which it is holding cost negotiations with France's Dassault Aviation, ... Read more...

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Russia exported arms worth $13 bn in 2011


February 16th, 2012 - 2:16 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia sold $13.2 billion worth of weaponry to foreign customers, including India, in 2011, the head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, Mikhail Dmitriyev ... Read more...

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HAL prepares to manufacture Rafale combat jet in India


February 13th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) State-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is getting ready to progressively manufacture the Dassault Rafale combat jet that has apparently been chosen by the Indian ... Read more...

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IAF plans to induct more drones in fleet


February 4th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 3 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) plans to induct more unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones in its fleet for surveillance and reconnaissance on the borders as ... Read more...

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‘India’s jet deal setback to British industry’


February 2nd, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) The British aerospace industry has been dealt a major blow after India favoured a French firm for a multibillion-pound fighter plane order, a newspaper said.India Wednesday ... Read more...

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F-16, F-18s unbeatable, no offer for F-35s to India: Pentagon


February 2nd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) After losing out to the French, the US asserted its F-16 and F-18 fighter jets would have provided India unbeatable platforms with proven technologies, but ... Read more...

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France’s Dassault wins India’s $10.4bn warplane deal (Intro Roundup)


January 31st, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) In a defence deal that is India's -- and amongst the world's -- largest, France's Dassault has won a $10.4 billion (Rs.52,000 crore) order ... Read more...

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US, Saudi Arabia sign warplanes deal worth $29 bn


December 30th, 2011 - 7:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 30 (IANS) The US has signed a major deal worth about $29 billion to provide F-15 fighter jets to Saudi Arabia, the White House announced Thursday."The United States ... Read more...

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India to pick combat fighter by mid-December


November 18th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 18 (IANS) India will pick by mid-December a Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) in a multi-billion dollar deal, the Indian Air Force chief, Air Marshal Norman Anil ... Read more...

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Reactivated airfield in Arunachal strategic: IAF chief


November 18th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 18 (IANS) Reactivation of an advanced landing ground (ALG) at Vijayanagar on the Sino-Indian border in Arunachal Pradesh is of strategic importance for the region, Indian Air Force ... Read more...

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Pakistan displays fighter aircraft at Dubai air show


November 14th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 14 (IANS) Pakistan demonstrated its ability to protect its skies at the Dubai air show where it displayed fighter aircraft, including one that has been jointly developed and ... Read more...

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No politics in deciding combat plane winner: Antony


November 11th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Geo-political considerations will not play a role in India deciding the winner of a contract worth more than its originally estimated $10.4 billion for 126 ... Read more...

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US hopes India will pick its military choppers


November 11th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) After losing out to European competitors in the deal to supply India 126 multi-role combat jets, the United States has evinced strong interest in participating ... Read more...

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India opens combat plane tender bids; cost to go up


November 4th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) India Friday opened the commercial bids of two competing aviation firms for one of its largest defence deals to equip its air force with ... Read more...

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India set for last lap in $10.4-bn combat plane tender


November 3rd, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) India is all set to dash through the last lap in its quest to buy 126 medium multi-role combat aircraft, estimated to be worth ... Read more...

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US offers India the Joint Strike Fighter, top defence technology


November 2nd, 2011 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 2 (IANS) Although the US lost out in the bid to sell India 126 multi-role combat jets, it has offeredNew Delhi "top-of-the-line technology", including "the best in ... Read more...

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IAF on cusp of acquiring cutting edge combat jets


October 25th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) is finally on the cusp of ordering and acquiring cutting edge combat jets to replace its outdated inventory of Soviet-vintage ... Read more...

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India to open tender for 126-plus combat jet in November


October 25th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) India will open the tender for the world's single biggest combat jet deal yet for 126 to 189 planes in the first week ... Read more...

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