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Manmohan, Hollande talk India’s $20-bn plane deal


June 20th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 20 (IANS) The just-concluded G20 summit in Los Cabos may have focused on the global economic crisis, but when French President Francois Hollande met ... 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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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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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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British firm mulls price cut for Indian defence order


February 7th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) British aerospace major BAE Systems is mulling to lower its Eurofighter Typhoon price in a bid to win back a 7 billion pound ($11 billion) Indian ... Read more...

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Cancel aid to India, say some British MPs


February 6th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 6 (IANS) The aid from Britain to India must be cancelled immediately, demanded some British parliamentarians after India's finance minister said they don't need it. The row ... 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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Dasault wins $10.4 bn IAF jet fighter deal


January 31st, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) French aviation firm Dassault has won the $10.4 billion deal for supplying 126 multi-role fighter aircraft to the India Air Force (IAF), a government source ... Read more...

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Japan picks F-35 as next-generation fighter jet


December 20th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Dec 20 (IANS) Japan Tuesday chose the F-35 stealth jet, which is being developed by the US and eight other countries, as the country's next-generation fighter.The Security Council of ... 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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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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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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First India, France joint army exercise begins


October 10th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) India and France Monday began their first-ever joint army war game with platoon-sized forces from each side undertaking counter-terrorism operations at Chaubatia in Uttarakhand.The 'Shakti-2011' ... Read more...

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IAF to seal combat plane deal in November


October 8th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Hindon (Ghaziabad), Oct 8 (IANS) The winner of India's $10.4-billion tender for 126 combat aircraft is expected to be announced in November, Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief ... Read more...

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India set to pick $10.4-bn combat plane deal winner


October 7th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) India is all set to finalise later this month the winner of a $10.4 billion contract for 126 combat planes for its air force ... 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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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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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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First India-France army war game in Sept-Oct


July 29th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) India will for the first time hold a joint army war game with France when platoon-sized forces from each side undertake counter-terrorism operations at Chaubatia ... 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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‘British Typhoons whacked India’s Sukhois in joint exercises’


July 24th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
RAF Fairford (Britain), July 24 (IANS) Britain's frontline fighter jet Eurofighter Typhoon, shortlisted for India's $10.4-billion combat jets tender, whacked the Indian Air Force (IAF) warhorse Sukhoi in one-on-one dog ... Read more...

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German, Indian air forces may have joint exercises soon


July 20th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
RAF Fairford (Britain), July 20 (IANS) The German air force is keen on a joint military exercise with India and will discuss the possibility of this when the Indian Air ... Read more...

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European consortium wants India to be ‘full participant’ in Typhoon project


July 16th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Royal Air Force Fairford (United Kingdom), July 16 (IANS) With India close to deciding the winner of its $10.4-billion tender for 126 combat jets, the four-nation European consortium EADS Cassidian ... Read more...

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British defence secretary explores business ties with India


July 9th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) In the backdrop of the Eurofighter Typhoon combat plane being shortlisted in a $10.4-billion Indian tender, British Defence Secretary Liam Fox was here on ... Read more...

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German chancellor pitches for Eurofighter Typhoon


May 31st, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) With a $10.4-billion tender for supply of 126 combat planes to India in the pipeline, visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday made a pitch ... Read more...

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India, Germany talk terror, UN reforms and trade (Roundup)


May 31st, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Determined to expand their strategic relations, India and Germany pledged to step up their campaign for radical UN reforms while agreeing that terrorism cannot ... Read more...

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India, Germany sign four pacts to expand ties (Lead)


May 31st, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) India and Germany, Europe's economic and technological powerhouse, Tuesday signed four pacts to expand their cooperation in areas relating to education, research and nuclear ... Read more...

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First Indo-German strategic dialogue during Merkel visit


May 27th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be in India on a two-day visit beginning May 31, when the two countries will hold their first inter-governmental ... Read more...

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All vendors given reasons for combat jet short-listing: IAF chief


May 2nd, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) India Monday said it has individually conveyed to all six vendors in the $10.4 billion tender for 126 combat planes if their aircraft were ... Read more...

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Nut graph on combat jet contenders


April 28th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Following is a nut graph on the six combat jets that were in contention for an Indian order for 126 medium multi-role combat aircraft ... Read more...

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EADS, Dassault asked to extend combat jet bids till December


April 28th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) India has asked two European defence firms shortlisted for its $10.4 billion tender for 126 combat jets to extend their commercial bids till December ... Read more...

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Eurofighter versus Rafale in India’s $10.4-billion combat jet tender


April 27th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) It is now virtually an all-European battle for India's $10.4-billion order for 126 combat jets with the US and Russia almost out of the ... Read more...

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Antony warns defence top brass against graft in deals


April 25th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) With major deals including the $10.4-billion tender for 126 combat planes tender in its final stages, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday warned the armed ... Read more...

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