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India to buy 20 more Hawk jets for aerobatics team


September 14th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) India has initiated the process of buying 20 additional Hawk advanced jet trainers (AJTs) from British aerospace major BAE Systems for over Rs.2,000 crore ($340 ... Read more...

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New simulators for training air force pilots


May 9th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) is acquiring simulators to help its rookie pilots learn the art of flying, parliament was informed Wednesday.The IAF has already ... Read more...

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BAE bags $91 mn order to supply Hawk spares


December 12th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) British aircraft major BAE Systems has won a $91 million deal to supply spares and ground support equipment to the Indian Air Force (IAF) and ... Read more...

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Surya Kiran aerobatics team to take to skies again


October 8th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Hindon (Ghaziabad), Oct 8 (IANS) India's nine-aircraft Surya Kiran aerobatics team was badly missed during the Air Force Day parade here Saturday, but its disbanding this February is not the ... Read more...

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HPT-32 trainer claimed lives of 23 pilots: IAF chief


October 3rd, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) India's HPT-32 indigenous basic trainer claimed the lives of 23 rookie pilots, forcing the Indian Air Force (IAF) to ground it for good in 2009.This ... 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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123 Hawk trainers to be delivered by 2016: Antony


August 17th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) India is expecting to get delivery of all the 123 Hawk advanced jet trainers (AJTs) ordered for its air force and navy by 2016, the ... Read more...

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Defence secretary, Air Chief emphasize need for greater mutual synergy


October 29th, 2010 - 12:04 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.28 (ANI): The Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar and the Chief of Air Staff P.V Naik,emphasized the necessity to have greater synergy between Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the IAF HQ ... Read more...

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After Cameron, more high-profile visits from Britain


July 30th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Following in on a fairly productive visit by Prime Minister David Cameron, Britain has lined up a string of high-profile visits that include Prince ... Read more...

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India seals 700 mn pounds deal for 57 more BAE Hawks (Lead)


July 28th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 28 (IANS) British aerospace major BAE Systems Wednesday sealed a deal with Indian defence behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) for the licensed production of 57 additional Hawk advanced jet ... Read more...

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Cameron begins India visit


July 28th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 28 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron Wednesday began his two-day maiden visit to India with a breakfast meeting with Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj. Drizzle and chilly winds greeted Cameron ... Read more...

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Cameron arrives on two-day visit to India


July 28th, 2010 - 2:02 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 28 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived here early Wednesday on the first leg of his two-day maiden visit to India. Cameron, who is accompanied by the biggest ever ... Read more...

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British PM to visit Infosys, HAL in India’s tech hub


July 26th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 26 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron will visit India's IT bellwether Infosys Technologies Ltd and defence behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) during his day-long visit to this tech ... Read more...

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Deepak Parekh on BAE Systems’ India Advisory Board


July 1st, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) BAE Systems has appointed Deepak Parekh, chairman of the Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), to its India Advisory Board, reflecting the increasing strategic importance of this country ... Read more...

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Defects delay delivery of Hawk advanced jet trainers


April 22nd, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The delivery of 42 Hawk advanced jet trainers (AJTs) to the Indian Air Force (IAF) has been delayed due to various shortcomings in the parts supplied by ... Read more...

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HAL to deliver 350 combat jets, choppers by 2012


February 19th, 2009 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) state-owned aerospace major Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has sharply ramped up its manufacturing capacities and is set to deliver 350 combat jets, trainers and helicopters worth Rs.500 billion ... Read more...

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India to develop medium combat aircraft with stealth features


February 13th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 13 (IANS) After the light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) plans to develop a medium combat aircraft (MCA) with "stealth features" and an unmanned ... Read more...

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India’s aero show takes off with a roar


February 11th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 11 (IANS) Aero India 2009 took off to a roaring start Wednesday with India flaunting its air power in a stunning aerobatics display by fighter jets, helicopters and jet trainers. ... Read more...

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BAE India looking at building ships


September 4th, 2008 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) BAE Systems India, subsidiary of the Britain-based global defence company BAE Systems, is planning a foray into shipbuilding besides expanding operations in India with more joint ventures ... Read more...

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HAL to make 57 more jet trainers for IAF, navy (Lead)


August 14th, 2008 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 14 (IANS) The Indian defence acquisition council has approved procurement of 57 additional Hawks, the advanced jet trainers (AJTs), for the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the navy from the ... Read more...

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Hawks grounded after accident, pilots safe


April 30th, 2008 - 7:47 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) All 10 Advanced Jet Trainers Hawk delivered by Britain have been grounded after one of them skidded off the runway while taking off in Karnataka, Indian Air ... Read more...

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Antony promises new-look Indian Air Force in two years


February 23rd, 2008 - 8:26 pm ICT by admin
Bidar (Karnataka) Feb 23 (IANS) Saying that funds for modernisation would not be a constraint, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Saturday promised a new-look Indian Air Force (IAF) in two years - and ... Read more...

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Amidst a fanfare, Indian Air Force operationalises Hawk trainers


February 23rd, 2008 - 7:39 pm ICT by admin
(Lead, Changing dateline) By Vishnu Makhijani Bidar (Karnataka), Feb 23 (IANS) The sun shone bright and a military band played a fanfare as Defence Minister A.K. Antony inducted into service the newly acquired Hawk ... Read more...

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Indian Air Force inducts BAE Advanced Jet Trainers


February 23rd, 2008 - 5:38 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) Saturday inducted into its fleet eight Hawk Advanced Jet Trainers (AJT) built by Britain-based aerospace and defence major BAE Systems. The induction took ... Read more...

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Antony dedicates Hawk AJTs to IAF


February 23rd, 2008 - 5:27 pm ICT by admin
Bidar, Feb 23 (ANI): Defence Minister A. K. Antony on Saturday dedicated eight Hawk-132 advanced jet trainers (AJTs) to the Indian Air Force at a function in Bidar. The IAF now becomes ... Read more...

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IAF to induct Hawk AJTs tomorrow


February 22nd, 2008 - 9:32 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): The Hawk-132 advanced jet trainers (AJTs) will be inducted into the Indian Air Force on Saturday in the presence of Defence Minister A. K. Antony.The induction ... Read more...

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IAF to induct Hawk-132 advanced jet trainers on Feb 23


February 11th, 2008 - 6:24 pm ICT by admin
By Praful Kumar Singh New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): The Hawk-132 advanced jet trainers (AJTs) will be inducted into the Indian Air Force on February 23 in the presence of Defence Minister A. ... Read more...

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Two UK Hawk jet trainers arrive in Jamnagar


November 14th, 2007 - 10:36 am ICT by admin
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