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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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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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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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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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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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Boeing says it has hands full with Indian defence deals


April 21st, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) US aerospace major Boeing is anticipating Indian defence orders worth $14 billion, with a company official saying its hands are "pretty full" with ... 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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BAE Systems achieves major capability milestone on Typhoon


March 7th, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The Eurofighter Typhoon, which is one of the six aircraft in contention for an Indian Air Force (IAF) order for 126 combat jets, has ... 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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‘Decision on $10.4 bn combat jet order likely by September’


February 10th, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
By Gulshan Luthra Bangalore, Feb 9 (IANS) India would take a decision on a $10.4 billion order for 126 combat jets by mid-2011 or latest by September, a top commander said Wednesday.Releasing ... Read more...

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Shahid to fly in F-16 fighter jet at AeroIndia


February 5th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 5 (IANS) Indian film actor Shahid Kapoor, who is essaying an air force officer's role in the yet-to-be-released movie "Mausam", will fly on a US F-16 fighter jet at ... Read more...

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US will have to offer India generous terms to seal combat aircraft deal: Expert (Part-II)


January 28th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Because of the dramatic transformations in combat aviation technology currently underway, the Indian Government should select the least expensive, mature, combat-proven fourth generation fighter for the IAF as a bridge toward ... 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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US asks India to buy American arms


September 29th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged India to "buy American" as it upgrades its defence capabilities as the United States has the finest military hardware ... Read more...

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US wants to expand military ties with India, eyes fighter deal


September 24th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) Ahead of Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony's visit here next week, the US has said it wants to expand its military ties with India in ... Read more...

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‘IAF combat jet selection will be political decision’


August 12th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) might have laid down 643 parameters while evaluating the six fighters in contention for its $10 billion order for 126 medium ... Read more...

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IAF expects combat jet selection within a year


August 4th, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Gulshan Luthra and Air Marshal Ashok Goel (Retd) New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) has submitted a report on the trials it has conducted on six combat ... Read more...

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EADS to shift some Eurofighter development projects to India


June 10th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
By D. Balaji Berlin, June 10 (IANS) European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company NV (EADS) would transfer some of the development projects of its advanced fourth generation Eurofighter Typhoon or other military ... 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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Eurofighter to quote price for IAF order this month


June 9th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
By D. Balaji Berlin, June 9 (IANS) European aerospace consortium Eurofighter GmbH will submit its bid price this month for hard-selling 126 of its advanced fourth generation fighters to the Indian Air ... Read more...

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Acquisition of 126 fighter jets on track, deadline can be extended: IAF Chief


May 4th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, May 4 (ANI): Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal P V Naik, has said the acquisition of the 126 Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft ... Read more...

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Accidents a matter of concern: IAF chief


February 22nd, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Admitting that aircraft crashes were a matter of concern, the Indian Air Force (IAF) chief, Air Chief Marshal Pradeep Naik said Monday they couldn't be entirely ... 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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Boeing ready for production of fighter jets in India


October 28th, 2009 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) After successfully completing trials for the contract of 126 medium multi-role combat aircraft with India, US firm Boeing Wednesday announced its intention to transfer technology to ... 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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Russia to deliver MiG-29 engines to India


August 21st, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Zhukovsky (Russia), Aug 21 (RIA Novosti) Russia will deliver 26 engines for upgrading the MiG-29 combat jets of the Indian Air Force (IAF), with another 120 to be assembled in India, following ... 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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India to remain top buyer of Russian combat aircraft: report


April 21st, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 21 (RIA Novosti) India will remain the main purchaser of Russian-made combat aircraft for the next 15 years under existing and prospective contracts, a Russian think tank has said. In its ... Read more...

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