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Government opens IAF’s combat helicopter bid (With images)


September 20th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The government is set to give the Indian Air Force (IAF) more firepower and capabilities during its 80th anniversary year: New combat and heavy-lift ... Read more...

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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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Poland to replace Sukhois with unmanned aircraft


August 15th, 2012 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Poland is planning to replace its obsolete Soviet-built Sukhoi Su-22 bomber aircraft with an unmanned strike aircraft (UCAV) system, a minister said.Deputy Defence Minister Waldemar ... 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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Nine killed in Indonesian Air Force plane crash (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 21 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and 35 injured Thursday when an Indonesian Air Force Fokker F27 transport aircraft crashed into a residential area while approaching ... Read more...

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HAL to make multirole aircraft with Russian firm (Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 29 (IANS) Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) will manufacture a Multi-role Transport Aircraft (MTA) with a Russian partner primarily for the Indian and Russian air forces, the state-run defence ... Read more...

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HAL inks pact to make multi-role aircraft


May 29th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 29 (IANS) State-run defence behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has entered into a contract with Russian firm United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) to manufacture 205 multi-role transport aircraft (MTA) ... Read more...

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Russian Air Force gets first modernized AN-124s


May 17th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Air Force has received three modernized Antonov AN-124-100 super-heavy transport aircraft as part of an update programme for its transport fleet, Air Force ... Read more...

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Ukraine offers help in NATO Afghan pullout


April 20th, 2012 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, April 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ukraine has offered NATO its air transport capability to help the alliance withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.According to NATO plans, most of the 130,000 foreign ... Read more...

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Russian military to use civilian planes


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's military will use a civilian An-124 Ruslan Condor heavy-lift transport aircraft currently owned by large carriers, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said."Orders will be ... Read more...

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IAF plane makes forced landing in Assam


January 22nd, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 22 (IANS) An Indian Air Force (IAF) transport aircraft made a forced landing in Assam following a technical snag. No one was hurt in the incident that took ... Read more...

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Russian firm to build dozens of transport aircraft by 2020


January 20th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Aviastar SP, one of Russia's largest aircraft-building enterprises, is to build 10 super-heavy Antonov An-124 and dozens of Ilyushin Il-476 cargo aircraft by 2020, Deputy ... 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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President to witness Indian Army exercise


November 28th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will Dec 5 witness the Indian Army's massive war games in progress in Rajasthan desert close to the international border with ... Read more...

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Ukraine backs India for UN permanent seat


November 25th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Ukraine Friday declared support for India's bid for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council and also agreed to fast-track a visa pact for ... Read more...

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View from top: India may use US aircraft for weather forecast


November 20th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) If all goes well then India's monsoon forecast and cyclone prediction are likely to become more accurate in coming years with a hi-tech aircraft from ... Read more...

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Combat planes at Hindon soon for Delhi’s defence


October 8th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Hindon (Ghaziabad), Oct 8 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) is considering deploying combat planes at the air base here to provide air defence cover to the capital.Replying to a ... Read more...

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Antony flags delays in Russian defence supplies


October 5th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 5 (IANS) India has once again flagged delays in the supply of defence equipment and spares by Russia at the annual meeting of their defence ministers, apart from ... Read more...

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India-US defence contracts total Rs,37,181 crore


August 10th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The total value of military contracts between India and the US signed between 2004 and 2011 totals Rs.37,181 crore, the Rajya Sabha was informed Wednesday.Defence ... 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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India, US vital markets for each other: US


July 2nd, 2011 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (IANS) Challenging the notion that US investment in India has gone down, an official has said that the two countries remain vital markets for each other and ... Read more...

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India to hold massive war game this winter


June 10th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) After its successful summer war games in Rajasthan and Punjab, the Indian Army is to hold another such massive exercise in winter featuring one of ... Read more...

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Boeing deal reflects growing military ties with India: US


June 8th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) The United States has described India's proposed purchase of 10 Boeing C-17 Globemaster heavy-lift transport aircraft in a $4.1 billion deal as indicative of growing ... Read more...

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India quietly activates airstrip near Chinese border


April 27th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Wary of the build up of Chinese military infrastructure along its borders, India has silently activated an advanced landing ground (ALG) for its air force ... Read more...

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Delays in Russian spares force India to go shopping worldwide


April 27th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Signalling its impatience over delays in Russian after-sales- support for military equipment, India has for the first time gone shopping worldwide for spares for its ... Read more...

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NATO asks Libya’s neighbours for assistance against Gaddafi


April 21st, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Western powers involved in the military operation in Libya have asked the country's neighbours for help in defending rebels against President Muammar Gaddafi's regime, an ... Read more...

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Clinton to come to India in July: Krishna


April 19th, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) External Affairs minister S.M. Krishna Tuesday said he will meet US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton here this July when the two sides are to ... 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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Two-thirds of Indians rescued from Libya


March 6th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Around 12,000 of the 18,000 Indians in Libya would be evacuated by Sunday evening with the latest batch of over 2,300 nationals being picked up ... Read more...

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Over 1000 Indians to be evacuated from Libya today


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar.3 (ANI): About 1188 Indians are estimated to be evacuated from Libya today, raising the total number of rescued Indians to over 7000, about 20 percent of the total Indian ... Read more...

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3 flights daily to bring Indians home from Libya (Lead)


March 1st, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) With Indians continuing to flee violence-hit Libya, India Tuesday said it has made arrangements for three daily special flights from Tripoli and is firming up other arrangements ... Read more...

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IAF ready to evacuate Indians from Libya: Antony


March 1st, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) is ready to evacuate, if called on to do so, the Indians stranded in Libya by the violent anti-government protests in the ... Read more...

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Child protection a neglected area in union budget: NGO


February 24th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Issues related to children have not been taken into consideration in the manner they should in the union budget, NGO Child Rights and You (CRY) complained ... Read more...

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Britain to sack nearly 100 air force trainee pilots


February 14th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 14 (IANS) Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) will sack up to 100 trainee pilots in a cost-cutting measure - a move that may leave the armed forces without enough airmen, ... 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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