World News | Andrew Jacobs, The New York Times | Wednesday September 2, 2015
Few things distract an anxious nation in economic trouble quite like a jaw-dropping military parade featuring a cavalcade of gleaming high-tech weaponry, 12,000 goose-stepping soldiers and fighter jets filling the skies with synchronized plumes of candy-colored smoke.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 1, 2015
Returning to power in 1980, the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had considered a military strike on Pakistan's nuclear installations to prevent it from acquiring weapons capabilities, a declassified CIA document has claimed.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 27, 2015
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will visit India next week during which a government-to-government framework agreement for the 36 Rafale fighter jets is likely to be signed, which will pave the way for inking of the final contract.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday August 25, 2015
The United States soon will deploy F-22 Raptors in Europe, sending the stealth fighter jets to reassure NATO partners concerned about Russia's actions in Ukraine, a Pentagon official said on Monday.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday August 16, 2015
The French government has rejected Indian negotiators' demand for a 50 per cent offset clause citing sharp cost escalation but offered to participate in 'Make in India' projects to carry forward the talks for 36 Rafale fighter jets that have hit turbulence.
India News | Reuters | Wednesday August 12, 2015
India's order of 36 French-made Rafale fighter jets has run into trouble with government officials struggling to agree on sales terms, sources said, four months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi intervened to break a logjam in previous commercial negotiations.
World News | Helene Cooper, The New York Times | Wednesday August 12, 2015
Navy fighter jets roar off this nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in support of Iraqi troops approaching Ramadi, a city in Anbar province overrun by Islamic State fighters in one of the worst defeats for the U.S.-led coalition.
World News | Reuters | Monday August 10, 2015
The United States sent six F-16 jets and about 300 personnel to Incirlik Air Base in Turkey on Sunday, the US military said, after Ankara agreed last month to allow American planes to launch air strikes against Islamic State militants from there.
India News | Written by Vishnu Som | Thursday August 6, 2015
In some of the most intense international air combat exercises ever featuring the Indian Air Force, IAF pilots flying Sukhoi 30 MKI fighters had a resounding 12-0 scoreline in their favour against Royal Air Force Typhoon jets in Within Visual Range (WVR) dogfighting operations.
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).