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Government opens IAF’s combat helicopter bid (With images)


September 20th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The government is set to give the Indian Air Force (IAF) more firepower and capabilities during its 80th anniversary year: New combat and heavy-lift ... Read more...

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Why Russia is losing out in the Indian defence market (Comment)


June 14th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Anatoly Isaikin, head of Rosoboronexport, Russia's state arms exporter, was once again forced to address the string of setbacks plaguing Russian arms manufacturers in India over the past 12 months. ... 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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French troops to stay in Afghanistan after 2014


January 1st, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French armed forces will stay in Afghanistan even after the withdrawal of coalition troops in 2014, the country's defence minister said Sunday.Gerard Longuet made the ... 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 woos India for big-ticket defence deals


November 6th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 6 (IANS) Rebuffed over what is touted as the world's biggest defence deal, the United States is going all out to woo a modernising India with attractive ... Read more...

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Ratan Tata co-pilots Boeing fighter at air show


February 10th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 10 (IANS) Tata Group chairperson Ratan Tata Thursday co-piloted the Boeing fighter F/A-18 Super Hornet at the eighth edition of the AeroIndia military-cum-civil aviation trade expo here."I am excited. ... Read more...

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US eyes sale of fighter jets, high tech items to India


February 4th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) With the easing of export controls for India, the United States will press New Delhi to buy US fighter jets and other advanced technology products ... Read more...

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US may allow India to buy F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter


January 28th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 28 (IANS) The United States may allow India to participate in the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) programme and eventual purchase of its fifth generation F-35 Lightning II ... Read more...

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US asks India to buy American arms


September 29th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged India to "buy American" as it upgrades its defence capabilities as the United States has the finest military hardware ... Read more...

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US wants to expand military ties with India, eyes fighter deal


September 24th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) Ahead of Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony's visit here next week, the US has said it wants to expand its military ties with India in ... Read more...

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Acquisition of 126 fighter jets on track, deadline can be extended: IAF Chief


May 4th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, May 4 (ANI): Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal P V Naik, has said the acquisition of the 126 Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft ... Read more...

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Accidents a matter of concern: IAF chief


February 22nd, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Admitting that aircraft crashes were a matter of concern, the Indian Air Force (IAF) chief, Air Chief Marshal Pradeep Naik said Monday they couldn't be entirely ... Read more...

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Eurofighter Typhoon combat jet arrives in India for trials


February 18th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 18 (IANS) Two Eurofighter Typhoon combat jets arrived here Thursday for flight evaluation trials for an Indian Air Force (IAF) order for 126 planes in a deal valued at ... Read more...

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Boeing ready for production of fighter jets in India


October 28th, 2009 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) After successfully completing trials for the contract of 126 medium multi-role combat aircraft with India, US firm Boeing Wednesday announced its intention to transfer technology to ... Read more...

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Lockheed Martin flying in F-16s to Bangalore for IAF trials


August 28th, 2009 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Bangalore, Aug 28 (IANS) Three F-16 advanced fighters of US aerospace major Lockheed Martin will soar into the skies Monday for the flight evaluation trials (FET) of the medium ... Read more...

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Flight trials of F/A-18 Super Hornet begin


August 17th, 2009 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Bangalore, Aug 17 (IANS) The much-awaited flight evaluation trials of the medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) that are vying for an Indian Air Force (IAF) order for 126 jets ... Read more...

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US forces Israeli company to back out of Indian Air Force fighter jet bid


July 5th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, July 5 (ANI): The United States has forced an Israeli company to back out of the multi-billion dollar tender to sell new multi-role fighter jets to the Indian Air Force.Israel ... Read more...

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Trials to select new Indian Air Force combat jet begin in July


June 21st, 2009 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Gulshan Luthra Paris, June 21 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to begin from July the flight trials of the six US and European aircraft, including the French Dassault ... Read more...

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IAF fighter squadrons to rise to 42 by 2022: Antony


February 18th, 2009 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF), struggling to maintain its operational capabilities with an ageing and depleting strength of combat aircraft, will see its fighter squadrons rising from ... Read more...

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US Defence Secretary meets Antony


February 27th, 2008 - 3:08 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): US Defence Secretary Robert Gates on a two-day visit to India met his counterpart A. K. Antony here today. Gates arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday to ... Read more...

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US Defence Secretary Gates hopeful of Indo-US nuke deal


February 26th, 2008 - 9:52 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): US Defence Secretary Robert Gates, who arrived here today to pursue closer strategic ties with India, has expressed hope that the much-touted Indo-US civil nuclear deal will ... Read more...

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