The Biggest Stories of April 10, 2015
Apr 10, 2015
World News | Reuters | Wednesday July 29, 2015
Turkish fighter jets launched their heaviest assault on Kurdish militants in northern Iraq overnight since air strikes began last week, a government official said, hours after President Tayyip Erdogan said a peace process had become impossible.
World News | Reuters | Monday July 27, 2015
Turkey attacked Kurdish insurgent camps in Iraq for a second night on Sunday, security sources said, in a campaign that could end its peace process with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday July 25, 2015
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian began a two day visit to Cairo today, just days after France delivered the first batch of 24 Rafale warplanes Egypt bought in a multi-billion-euro deal.
World News | Reuters | Saturday July 25, 2015
Turkish fighter jets entered Syrian airspace to launch a fresh attack on Islamic State targets late on Friday, local broadcaster NTV reported.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 24, 2015
Turkish fighter jets early today bombed positions of Islamic State jihadists inside Syria for the first time, in a dramatic escalation of fighting after the killing of a Turkish soldier in cross-border clashes, the prime minister's office said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday July 20, 2015
The Philippines plans to station fighter jets and frigates on a former US naval base facing the South China Sea, where it is engaged in a maritime row with China, a defence official said today.
India News | Written by Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Wednesday June 24, 2015
The Rafale deal with France is yet to materialise, but the Indian Air Force is set to lose 54 fighter jets within the next six months.
World News | Reuters | Sunday June 21, 2015
Britain will boost its commitment to NATO reassurance efforts in Eastern Europe by extending the length of time its troops and fighter jets are involved, Defence Minister Michael Fallon said today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday June 17, 2015
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday that talks with India over the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets were progressing well and would be finalised within "two to three months".
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 16, 2015
The United States deployed two F-15 fighter jets equipped with guided bombs, along with spotter drones, to try to kill one-eyed Islamist leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday June 13, 2015
A Russian fighter jet flew dangerously close to an American reconnaissance aircraft during an "unprofessional" intercept in international airspace over the Black Sea last month, the Pentagon said Friday.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday June 11, 2015
Sweden has offered to collaborate with India on production of light combat aircraft in the country along with state-of-the-art submarines as part of the 'Make-in-India' initiative.
India News | Reported by Sudhi Ranjan Sen, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Thursday June 11, 2015
Action within 72 hours - that was what the political leadership had suggested to the Army to liquidate the militant camps across Myanmar. And one of the ways considered to achieve it was the use of Sukhoi and MIG 29 fighter jets, top sources told NDTV.
World News | Reuters | Friday June 5, 2015
Vietnam is in talks with European and US contractors to buy fighter jets, maritime patrol planes and unarmed drones, sources said, as it looks to beef up its aerial defences in the face of China's growing assertiveness in disputed waters.
India News | Written by Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Sunday May 31, 2015
As the number of fighter squadrons steadily dip, India will make do with the 36 Rafale Fighters, three squadrons of the Russian Made SU-30MKI that are in the making and make up the rest of the numbers with the indigenously made Tejas (Mark-II).
India News | Written by Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Friday May 29, 2015
It has been 32 years in the making but it will be least another five years before the indigenously-built fighter jet Tejas (Mark-II) can be deployed in a combat role, a top Indian Air Force official told NDTV.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 27, 2015
Keeping up the offensive against the Modi government over the Rafale deal, Congress on Tuesday accused it of giving a go bye to its much-flaunted 'Make in India" programme while entering into an agreement for the purchase of the fighter jets from France.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday May 25, 2015
An Air France passenger jet flying from Paris to New York was escorted by two US fighter planes for the last stretch of the trip Monday because of a bomb threat against the flight, the airline and US officials said.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 24, 2015
The Congress on Saturday claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has put the national security at stake by drastically reducing defense sector spending.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 24, 2015
Congress on Saturday alleged non-transparency in the multi-crore Rafale deal and questioned the Centre's move to bypass defence procurement procedure in the absence of inter-governmental agreement with France.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 17, 2015
French team constituted to negotiate the Rafale deal has arrived in India and talks can start anytime now, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said yesterday as he described the agreement as "one of the bold initiatives" of the Modi government.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday May 11, 2015
Yemen's Shiite Houthi rebels said Monday that they shot down a warplane of the Saudi-led coalition, shortly after Morocco said one of its fighter jets had gone missing on a sortie.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 6, 2015
India and France today decided to set up teams to work out details of the acquisition of 36 Rafale fighter jets in fly-away condition in a "time bound manner".
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 5, 2015
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will hold talks with his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar in New Delhi tomorrow to "launch negotiations" for the 36 Rafale fighter jets that India has decided to buy from France.