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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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Shady defence deals will be scrapped: Antony


March 29th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) With several defence deals coming under the scanner for malpractices, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said the government will scrap any contract or tender that comes ... Read more...

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IAF Mirage jet crashes, fleet grounded temporarily (Third Lead)


March 5th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) A Mirage-2000 combat jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in Rajasthan Monday but the two pilots safely bailed out. As a result, the ... Read more...

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IAF Mirage combat jet crashes, pilots safely bail out (Second Lead)


March 5th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) A Mirage-2000 combat jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in Rajasthan Monday but the two pilots safely bailed out, an officer said.The trainer ... Read more...

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IAF Mirage-2000 crashes, pilots bail out (Lead)


March 5th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) A Mirage-2000 combat jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in Rajasthan Monday, but the two pilots safely bailed out, an officer said.The ... Read more...

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IAF Mirage-2000 crashes, pilot safe


March 5th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) An Indian Air Force (IAF), Mirage-2000 combat jet crashed in Rajasthan Monday but the pilot ejected to safety, an officer said."The crash occurred around 12.45 ... Read more...

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Defence panel approves LCA for Indian Navy


February 27th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) In a boost to India's indigenous maritime combat plane development programme, a top defence panel has approved the limited series production of the Tejas light ... Read more...

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Top officer survives IAF Mirage-2000 crash (Second Lead)


February 24th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) A senior Indian Air Force (IAF) officer and another pilot ejected safely as an Indian Air Force (IAF) Mirage-2000 combat jet crashed in central India, ... Read more...

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IAF Mirage-2000 crashes, pilots eject safely (Lead)


February 24th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) An Indian Air Force Mirage-2000 combat jet crashed in central India Friday afternoon but the two pilots ejected to safety, an IAF spokesman said.The aircraft, ... 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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France’s Dassault wins India’s $10.4 bn combat jet deal (Roundup)


January 31st, 2012 - 8:54 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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Combat jet order: India to announce winner early in 2012


December 26th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) The government is all set to announce the winner of the Indian Air Force (IAF) competition for 126-plus combat jets early in 2012.Authoritative sources ... Read more...

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Crash-hit Sukhois get Indian Air Force chief’s thumbs up


December 21st, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) India's air chief Wednesday flew a one-hour sortie in a Sukhoi combat jet in a bid to restore his pilots' confidence after doubts were ... Read more...

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Eurofighter, Rafle extend dogfight from India to UAE


November 21st, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 21 (IANS) Eurofighter and Rafale, the two finalists in the fray for India's big combat jet order, have extended their dogfight to the UAE to win ... Read more...

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Snow hampers MiG-29 wreckage search


November 12th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 12 (IANS) Snowfall in the Himalayan peaks once again hampered the search for the remaining wreckage of an Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-29 combat jet that crashed over ... Read more...

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MiG-21 crash victim’s wife still hoping for safe return


November 8th, 2011 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 8 (IANS) Nine long years after the crash of an Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-21 in which her husband had gone missing, she still hopes he is ... Read more...

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Missing MiG-29 pilot dead


November 7th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 6 (IANS) The remains of the pilot of the MiG-29 combat jet that crashed in Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul Valley last month have been recovered after a fortnight-long combing ... Read more...

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Massive combing operation on to locate crashed MiG-29


November 4th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 4 (IANS) A massive combing operation is on to retrieve the main wreckage of an Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-29 combat jet and to locate its other parts, ... Read more...

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MiG wreckage still stuck in Himachal glacier


October 30th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 30 (IANS) Rescuers have still not been able to retrieve the main wreckage of an Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-29 combat jet stuck in a glacier in the ... Read more...

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Avalanche threat looms large over MiG search


October 28th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 28 (IANS) Up against a threat of an avalanche and falling into crevices, defence mountaineers and local trekkers are battling hard to locate the remaining wreckage of an ... Read more...

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Crashed MiG’s one engine found, no trace of pilot


October 27th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel have recovered one engine of the MiG-29 fighter plane that crashed off a snow-bound peak of Himachal Pradesh Oct 18, ... Read more...

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Massive search for MiG-29 wreckage on


October 26th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 26 (IANS) Massive combing operations continued Wednesday, with trekkers managing to climb snow-bound peaks in Himachal Pradesh?s Lahaul Valley to locate a missing IAF MiG-29 combat jet and ... Read more...

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Search for MiG-29 wreckage continues


October 25th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 25 (IANS) Intensive combing operations continued Tuesday in Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul Valley to locate the wreckage of an Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-29 combat jet that crashed a ... 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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Snow freezes hopes of search for crashed MiG-29


October 24th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 24 (IANS) The search resumed Monday for the wreckage of a MiG-29 combat jet that crashed in Himachal Pradesh but officials say it is a touch-and-go affair with ... Read more...

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IAF MiG-29 crashes in Himachal, no sign of wreckage


October 19th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 19 (IANS) An Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-29 combat jet crashed in Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul Valley during a night flying exercise but the wreckage is yet to be ... Read more...

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Yet another MiG-21 crashes, pilot bails out


October 7th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) A MiG-21 fighter plane of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in the Barmer district of Rajasthan Friday. This is the sixth air crash of an ... Read more...

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IAF to join US Red Flag exercise in 2013


October 3rd, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) is all set to join the US Air Force-hosted prestigious 'Red Flag' combat aviation exercise in the US in 2013."We ... Read more...

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Defence ministry panel to consider combat jet deal next month


September 22nd, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) A key defence ministry panel will meet next month to thrash out major hiccups in the efforts of the Indian Air Force (IAF) to ... Read more...

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IAF’s Sukhoi jets to be upgraded to fifth generation fighters


August 18th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS) India's air superiority Sukhoi-30MKI fighters will soon be converted into 'Super Sukhois' by upgrading them with fifth generation combat jet features, the Russian original equipment manufacturer ... Read more...

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India-Russia combat jet may compete in South Korean tender


August 18th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS) The export version of Russia's T-50 fifth-generation fighter aircraft, jointly developed with India and also called the PAK-FA, is likely to compete in a South Korean ... Read more...

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IAF has lost 999 planes in crashes since 1970


August 3rd, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) has lost 999 aircraft in crashes since 1970 and 39 percent of these accidents occurred due to pilot error, a ... Read more...

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India given choice to pioneer naval Typhoon jet


August 1st, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
London/New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) In anticipation of winning the Indian Air Force's $10.4 billion tender for 126 combat jets, European consortium EADS has offered India a choice to pioneer ... Read more...

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Mirage combat jet upgrade contract signed for $2.4 bn (Lead)


July 29th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) India Friday signed a $2.4 billion contract with two French defence firms for upgrading its 51 Mirage combat jets that were acquired in the 1980s."Thales ... Read more...

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Combat jet tender: India to finalise lowest bidder in six weeks


July 26th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) India is likely to decide in the next six weeks on the lowest bidder among the two manufacturers left in the fray for a ... Read more...

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