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Indonesia says ‘no, thanks’ to Russia’s Sukhoi jets


August 9th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Indonesia will buy no more Sukhoi fighter jets from Russia, opting instead for US F-16s, an Indonesian official said Thursday.The Indonesian Air Force has ... Read more...

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Agni-IV, C-130J, IAF woman officer among firsts at R-Day


January 26th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The latest nuclear capable Agni-IV missile, its C-130J special operations plane, and a woman officer leading the IAF unit on Rajpath were among the firsts ... Read more...

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C-130J makes debut at Republic Day


January 26th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Indian Air Force's (IAF) latest acquisition, the US Lockheed Martin C-130J transporter, made its debut at the 63rd Republic Day parade here Thursday.The plane, ... Read more...

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Defence modernisation: Critical deals materialised, others faced time overruns (2011 in retrospect)


December 27th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) India's quest to modernise its armed forces into a lean, mean fighting machine continued in 2011, with a few critical deals materialising and several ... Read more...

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Defence modernisation in 2011: What’s done & what’s not (With Defence modernisation: Critical deals materialised, others faced time overruns)


December 27th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Here's the lowdown on what India accomplished in its defence modernisation and procurement plans in 2011 and what it could not complete.What Was Done:* Deal ... Read more...

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IAF requests US for 6 more C-130J airlifters


October 28th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) India has asked the United States for another six Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules special operations aircraft under a government-to-government foreign military sales (FMS) deal. The ... Read more...

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IAF will induct its C-17 airlifters from 2013


October 10th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) will induct in June 2013 the first of the 10 C-17 Globemaster-III heavy airlifters it has purchased from the US, ... Read more...

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IAF inducts US-made aircraft in transport fleet (Lead)


February 5th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) Saturday inducted the first of the six Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules aircraft into its transportation fleet that is expected to give ... Read more...

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C-130J’s induction in IAF win-win situation for India and US: Roemer


February 5th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): US Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer tyoday said that induction of C-130J 'Super Hercules' aircraft in the Indian Air Force on time is a win-win situation ... Read more...

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IAF inducts C-130J Super Hercules transporter


February 5th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) The Indian Air Force Saturday inducted the first of the six Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules aircraft into its transportation fleet that is expected to enhance the ... Read more...

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US defence and nuclear deals could touch $15 bn (Lead, with additional matter)


November 5th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Gulshan Luthra New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) India is likely to indicate or announce defence and other deals with the US worth around $15 billion during President Barack Obama's Nov 6-9 ... Read more...

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US defence and nuclear deals could touch $15 bn


November 5th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Gulshan Luthra New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) India is likely to indicate or announce defence and other deals with the US worth around $15 billion during President Barack Obama's visit.While India ... Read more...

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First of six C-130J Super Hercules heads for India


October 6th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct. 6 (ANI): The first of six C-130J Super Hercules destined for the Indian Air Force took to the skies for its maiden flight yesterday in Marietta, Georgia, U.S.A.According ... Read more...

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IAF to receive all six C-130J airlifters in 2011


August 13th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) will receive the first two C-130J special operations aircraft from the United States in February 2011 and the remaining four ordered by ... Read more...

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Boeing C17 Orders May Come From South Africa And Other Nations


July 29th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri July 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Pentagon may not be further interested in placing orders for more Boeing C-17 Globemaster aircraft but the aircraft manufacturer is hopeful that it may bag ... Read more...

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US Senate grants 900-million-dollar aid to Pakistan


May 15th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): The US Senate Appropriations Committee has approved about 900 million dollars in economic and security aid for Pakistan which is battling Taliban, spilling over its border with ... Read more...

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US Congress approves spy plane deal with India


April 14th, 2009 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Gulshan R Luthra New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The US Congress has approved the sale of eight Boeing P8-I multi-mission spy planes to India, apparently clearing the decks for transfer ... Read more...

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India to ink biggest $2.2 bn defence deal with US


April 20th, 2008 - 5:34 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) India is set to sign a $2.2 billion deal, its biggest with the US, for eight long-range maritime reconnaissance (LRMR) aircraft, even as the Indian Navy chief ... Read more...

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