Cheat Sheet | Edited by Mala Das (with inputs from agencies) | Thursday April 2, 2015
Over 350 Indians arrived in Kochi and Mumbai this morning in Indian Air Force planes after a dramatic rescue from strife-torn Yemen, where Saudi air strikes have targeted Iranian-backed rebels for a week.
India News | Reported by Amitabh Pashupati Revi, Edited by Shyam Balasubramanian | Tuesday March 31, 2015
India has sent a total of five ships and four planes to evacuate about 4000 Indian nationals stranded in civil war-torn Yemen. Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, General VK Singh is presently in Djibouti to oversee the evacuation efforts.
India News | Written by Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Wednesday January 21, 2015
Over nine minutes on Monday next, 30 aircraft of the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force will roar over Rajpath during the Republic Day parade, watched by US president Barack Obama, President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and many others...
India News | Reuters | Tuesday October 28, 2014
Europe's Airbus and Tata Sons have bid for a multi-billion dollar contract to replace the Indian Air Force's ageing fleet of AVRO cargo planes, as New Delhi looks to boost the role of the local private sector in modernising its armed forces.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 13, 2014
The Indian Air Force on Sunday scrambled fighter planes from its air base in Jodhpur after two commercial passenger aircraft sought to enter Indian territory from the Pakistan side using similar identification codes, sparking a security alert.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday April 6, 2014
Australia on Sunday sent planes and ships to investigate signals detected by a Chinese ship in the hunt for a missing Malaysian jet.
India News | Reuters | Thursday February 6, 2014
India's military has postponed until the next financial year a plan to buy 126 fighter planes from France's Dassault Aviation, the defence minister said on Thursday.
India News | Agencies | Tuesday November 5, 2013
China has reportedly built a station to monitor the movement of Indian planes at the Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) sector in Ladakh near the Line of Actual Control, the site of a major standoff with Chinese troops in April.
India News | Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Friday October 4, 2013
Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, the senior most Indian military commander, today expressed serious concern at the declining fighter fleet of the Indian Air Force.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday October 2, 2013
In a sign of the growing confidence in India's aircraft manufacturing capabilities, Swiss-German RUAG Aviation is looking to purchase around 40 of the modernized version of the Dornier 228 multi-utility planes from state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics L...
Thursday February 7, 2013
Europe's Airbus wants to sell its C295 military transport aircraft to India, an Airbus Military executive said on Thursday, adding that the company was awaiting a request for proposals from the government.
Monday January 14, 2013
Close on the heels of clinching the IAF contract for supply of mid-air refuellers, European consortium Airbus will now bid for the Rs 12,000 crore global tender to be floated by India for procuring 56 medium-lift transport aircraft to replace its vin...
India News | Reported by Sudhi Ranjan Sen; Edited by Sindhu Manjesh | Tuesday January 8, 2013
The aviation giant will supply mid-air refuellers, which help fighter planes stay in the sky longer, and reach targets located deep in enemy territory.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday July 9, 2012
US aircraft engine maker Pratt and Whitney today said it has delivered the first four F117 engines to Boeing to power strategic heavylift C-17 Globemaster III transport planes being manufactured for the Indian Air Force.
India News | NDTV Correspondent | Thursday June 21, 2012
About 24 months from now, the Indian Air Force (IAF) may face an embarrassing situation of not having enough trainer aircrafts to train its new recruits with. "We are keeping our fingers crossed and hope that Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will ...
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday May 24, 2012
The Indian Air Force's long pending requirement of basic trainer aircraft can now be met with the acquisition of 75 Pilatus planes starting later this year. The IAF signed a Rs 2,800 crore deal with the Swiss company on Thursday.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday March 19, 2012
The Indian Air Force (IAF) lost 33 combat jets in the last four years, 27 of them MiGs of various variants, parliament was informed on Monday. Ten helicopters also crashed during this period. Twenty-six defence personnel, including 13 pilots, lost th...
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday February 7, 2012
With an eye to India, Pakistan Monday received the last of 18 F-16 fighter jets from the US.The Dawn reports the primary consideration for purchasing the new aircraft was to improve the fighting capability of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) vis-à-vis the Indian Air Force.The last F-16D Block 52 aircraft a...
Saturday December 17, 2011
The deal was among five pacts signed after delegation-level talks.
India News | Agencies | Sunday September 18, 2011
Five IAF aircraft have been pressed into service for relief operations in quake-hit Sikkim where at least two persons died in the tremors.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday July 13, 2011
The government has cleared a $2.4 billion deal with France for upgrading India's Mirage-2000 combat planes, informed sources said. The deal was cleared at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, ...
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday October 6, 2010
The first of six C-130J Super Hercules for India took to the skies for its maiden flight on Monday, its manufacturer Lockheed Martin announced today."The aircraft will now complete a series of company and customer flight tests prior to delivery in December. The second and third aircraft are due to f...
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday December 2, 2009
Two days after a Sukhoi fighter jet crashed, the second this year, the Indian Air Force has grounded its entire fleet of 100 SU-30 aircraft.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday May 28, 2009
The Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems has been formally inducted into the Indian air force on Thursday.