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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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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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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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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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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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50 percent of Brazil’s military equipment is obsolete: Report


March 14th, 2011 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, March 14 (IANS/EFE) Half of the Brazilian armed forces' military equipment is obsolete and in no condition to be used in combat, according to a government report published by ... Read more...

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Price talks for 126 jets to begin this month: IAF chief


March 10th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) India will this month begin the price negotiation for the $10.4-billion contract for 126 combat planes for its air force to conclude the deal ... Read more...

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Envoy pitches for US planes in $10.4-bn deal


March 9th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) US ambassador Timothy J. Roemer Wednesday urged India to pick one of the two American planes in a $10.4-billion deal to buy 126 combat ... Read more...

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Modern combat jets by 2020: Antony


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Modern combat jets, six of which are in contention for an Indian Air Force order for 126 planes, will be inducted by 2020, even as the ... Read more...

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US doubts over India’s combat jet partner


February 18th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) US ambassador to India Tim Roemer has expressed doubts about the ability of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to partner with US companies in delivering a multi-billion dollar ... Read more...

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Fighter procurement for dummies: Ashley Tellis does it again! (Part-4)


February 13th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
By Admiral Arun Prakash New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): Amongst the strategic analysts on the Indo-US horizon, few are as incisive and diligent as Ashley J Tellis. In this context Tellis ... Read more...

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Indian deal hot topic at record breaking AeroIndia


February 11th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 11 (IANS) The eighth AeroIndia air show here has broken all records for the number of visitors, with over 1.75 lakh footfalls recorded till Friday. The focus of attention ... Read more...

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Antony opens Asia’s biggest air show in Bangalore


February 9th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghBangalore, Feb 9 (ANI): Asia's biggest air show, Aero India 2011, was inaugurated today by Defence Minister AK Antony at Air Force Station, Yelahanka.Asia's premier air show will ... Read more...

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IAF clears its officers in missing file case


January 17th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) Monday cleared the role of all its officers in the case of a missing file relating to a $10 billion deal ... Read more...

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Missing file no big deal: IAF chief


January 11th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Dismissing as "nothing earth-shaking", the case of a missing file relating to the $10 billion deal for 126 fighter aircraft, India's air chief said Tuesday this ... Read more...

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IAF to sign contract for combat aircraft in 2011


July 16th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 16 (IAF) The Indian Air Force (IAF) will sign the contract to buy 126 medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) in 2011 after the bidding process, the chief of air ... Read more...

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Eurofighter to offer renewed bid for IAF order soon (Lead)


June 9th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
By D. Balaji Berlin, June 9 (IANS) European aerospace consortium Eurofighter GmbH will re-submit its bid proposal this month for hard-selling 126 of its advanced fourth generation fighters Typhoon to the Indian ... Read more...

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Upgraded Eurofighter offered to Indian Air Force


January 4th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) European aerospace conglomerate EADS, the manufacturer of the Eurofighter Typhoon, has aggressively pushed for an Indian Air Force (IAF) order for 126 combat jets by offering ... Read more...

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India should be front-runner in space technology: Air chief


October 27th, 2009 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Without mentioning China by name, Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik Tuesday said India was against "militarisation" of space but the country should aim to be ... Read more...

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Europeans eye 10 bn pound Indian arms deal


June 21st, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 21 (IANS) European defence ministers are meeting in Spain Monday ahead of the start of Indian trials for a new generation of fighter aircraft in a multi-billion-pound deal eyed ... Read more...

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Flight trials in May of combat jets in running for IAF order


April 15th, 2009 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Flight trials are likely to begin in May of planes in the running for a $10 billion Indian Air Force (IAF) order for 126 medium multi-role ... Read more...

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Lockheed Martin selects Raytheon for F-16 protection suite


February 11th, 2009 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 11 (IANS) The race for an Indian Air Force (IAF) order for 126 combat jets just got hotter with US defence major Lockheed Martin opting to equip its F-16IN Super ... Read more...

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Field trial for multi-role aircraft by year-end


August 7th, 2008 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) will conduct later this year field trials for the medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) it intends purchasing. The scrutiny of the technical ... Read more...

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Reinvestment offers submitted for IAF combat jet order


August 4th, 2008 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Three global aircraft majors Monday submitted their industrial reinvestment offers as part of their bids for an Indian Air Force (IAF) order for 126 combat jets, with ... Read more...

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India’s extended tender deadline for combat jets expires April 28


April 20th, 2008 - 8:55 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) India's extended deadline for opening bids for the country's biggest defence deal for 126 combat jets valued at $10 billion expires April 28 and no further extension ... Read more...

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India extends tender deadline for 126 combat jets


February 28th, 2008 - 12:30 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) India Wednesday extended by two months the date for opening bids for the country's biggest defence deal for 126 combat jets - six days before the March ... Read more...

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U.S. Defense Secretary Gates to visit India from Tuesday


February 24th, 2008 - 10:22 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb.24 (ANI): U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates will arrive in New Delhi on Tuesday, and is expected to discuss the Indo-US nuclear deal and to pitch for a Rs.450 billion ... Read more...

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