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India, Russia sign pact for Smerch rockets


August 28th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) India and Russia have tied up for a joint venture to manufacture Smerch rockets.A memorandum of understanding for starting the joint venture was signed between ... Read more...

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IAF chief to review aircraft projects in Russia


August 9th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Indian Air Force chief, Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne, will be in Russia for three days beginning Friday to review the joint projects ... Read more...

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MiG-29 makes first landing on Indian carrier


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A MiG-29KUB two-seat naval fighter jet made the first touch-and-go landings last week on Indian Navy aircraft carrier Vikramaditya, Russia's Sevmash shipyard said Monday.The ship ... Read more...

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36 WW-II British fighters found in Myanmar


July 8th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 8 (IANS) The remains of 36 British Spitfire aircraft, which were secretly buried during the World War II in what was then Burma to prevent them from ... Read more...

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Sukhoi skids at Pune airport, flights hit


April 19th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, April 19 (IANS) A Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force skidded and shot off the runway at the Pune airport here Thursday, hitting civilian air traffic, officials ... Read more...

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Russia places order for 30 fighter aircraft


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's defense ministry has signed an order with aircraft-maker Irkut for 30 Su-30SM multirole fighter aircraft, a military spokesperson said Thursday."According to the contract, the ... Read more...

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Four years, 33 combat plane crashes, 27 MIGs lost


March 19th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) lost 33 combat jets in the last four years, 27 of them MiGs of various variants, parliament was informed Monday. ... Read more...

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Pakistan gets new fighter planes from US


February 7th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 7 (IANS) With an eye to India, Pakistan Monday received the last of 18 F-16 fighter jets from the US.Dawn said the primary consideration for purchasing the ... 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 $10.4 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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French bag India’s largest defence order for fighter jets (Lead)


January 31st, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) India's largest ever defence deal, a $10.4 billion (Rs.52,000 crore) order for 126 fighter jets for the air force, has gone to France's Dassault ... 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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Krishna leaves for Israel, Palestine Sunday


January 6th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) In a delicate balancing act, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Sunday starts a three-day visit to Israel and Palestine that is expected to enhance India's ... Read more...

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PM leaves for Moscow for India-Russia summit


December 15th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday left on a three-day visit to Moscow, where he is to hold a summit meet with Russian President Dmitry ... Read more...

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Antony contradicts air force chief on plane crashes


December 12th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Contradicting the Indian Air Force (IAF) chief, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday told parliament that inexperience of pilots "is not" one of the major reasons ... Read more...

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India announces PM’s visit to Russia Dec 15-17


December 8th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) India Thursday formally announced that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will go on a three-day visit to Moscow Dec 15-17 for a summit meeting with ... Read more...

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Patil first Indian president to ride battle tank


December 5th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Barmer (Rajasthan), Dec 5 (IANS) Pratibha Patil Monday became the first Indian president to ride in a battle tank when she boarded a T-90 in the desert terrain of ... Read more...

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Aerostat radar damaged, non-operational: Antony


November 30th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) One of the two Israeli Aerostat radars that India had bought in 2002 was "damaged" and "non-operational", Defence Minister A.K. Antony told the Rajya Sabha ... 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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India’s military purchases: Only the best should do (Comment)


November 10th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
The US has reiterated a 2005 offer to share hi-tech in defence with India, although this time it appears to be more meaningful and realistic of India's futuristic requirements.For instance, the ... Read more...

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I’ve no luxury to watch films, admits Pranab


October 18th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Bollywood is one of India's strongest soft powers, but Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee says he rarely gets a chance to watch a film. No ... Read more...

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American troops mass near Pakistani border


October 17th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) American troops in Afghanistan are massing along the border with Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region where insurgents hold swamy, a tribal elder said Monday.Malik Muhammad Mumtaz ... Read more...

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Pakistan about to get China’s latest n-technology


September 19th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Pakistan is in an advanced stage of negotiations with China for its latest third-generation nuclear technology to build a power plant, said a daily Monday.The ... Read more...

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‘Three IAF officers punished for aerostat accident’


September 8th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Three Indian Air Force (IAF) officers had to face disciplinary action after a Rs.338-crore aerostat radar suffered a major accident, requiring repairs that cost Rs.302 ... Read more...

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CAG raps Indian Navy for buying combat planes sans weapons


September 8th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) The Indian Navy came in for a hard rap from the government auditor Thursday for buying Russian MiG-29K combat planes without their weapons systems, rendering ... Read more...

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Shahid to tell ‘mausam ka haal’!


September 7th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) If all goes as planned, actor Shahid Kapoor will join the met department for a day and be a weather forecaster as part of ... Read more...

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Accident-prone MiG-21 to be flown only by experienced pilots: IAF


September 1st, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) said Thursday only its experienced pilots will fly the accident-prone MiG-21 supersonic fighter planes from December.The decision has come in ... Read more...

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Pakistani woman fighter pilot hurt in crash (Lead)


August 16th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) A woman piloting a fighter aircraft was injured while a villager was killed when her aircraft crashed in Pakistan's Punjab province, a media report said Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Pakistani fighter jet crashes


August 16th, 2011 - 6:39 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) A Pakistani fighter jet Monday crashed following a technical problem in the aircraft near a military training facility in the eastern part of the country.The F-7 ... Read more...

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Russia to develop new AWACS plane


August 9th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia hopes to develop a new airborne warning and control system (AWACS) plane by 2016, Air Force chief Col. Gen. Alexander Zelin said Tuesday."We are ... Read more...

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Fighter jet crashes in northwestern India, killing the pilot


August 2nd, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by BNO News
BIKANER, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- An Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot was killed on Tuesday when his fighter jet crashed in northwestern India, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.The accident happened ... Read more...

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China to give squadron of J10-B fighters to Pakistan


July 30th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 30 (IANS) Taking bilateral defence relations to a new high, China will give Pakistan a squadron of the advanced J-10B fighter aircraft, a media report said.The offer was ... Read more...

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I’m the only hero to fly a F-16: Shahid Kapur


July 12th, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Actor Shahid Kapur, who had the rare experience of flying multirole jet fighter aircraft F-16 to adapt traits of a fighter pilot for his forthcoming ... Read more...

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India to do $2 bn deal for Jaguar engines from single vendor


June 13th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) has decided to acquire new engines for its battle-hardy Jaguar fighter aircraft from a single manufacturer in what is estimated ... Read more...

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IAF to set up radar, station fighters in Mizoram


June 2nd, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, June 2 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) will install a surveillance radar and station fighter aircraft in mountainous Mizoram, bordering Myanmar and Bangladesh, an official release said Thursday.The ... Read more...

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