India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday July 21, 2015
The 36 Rafale combat planes and associated systems and weapons would be delivered in the same configuration as had been tested and approved by Indian Air Force, and with a longer maintenance responsibility by France, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said today.
India News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday May 14, 2015
The Defence Ministry has agreed to buy 56 planes from Airbus for $1.87 billion, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi moves to modernise the country's military, an official said Thursday.
India News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh (With agency inputs) | Monday April 27, 2015
India has evacuated 2,246 people from Nepal, where a massive earthquake on Saturday has left over 3,700 dead.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Mala Das (with inputs from agencies) | Sunday April 26, 2015
Over 500 passengers including many infants arrived in Delhi by Air Force planes late last night and in the early hours today after being evacuated from Nepal, which has been devastated by a 7.9 magnitude earthquake.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday April 4, 2015
Over 660 Indian nationals evacuated from Yemen arrived home by two IAF planes and a special Air India flight tonight, taking the total number of evacuees who have been safely brought back from the strife-torn country to 1022.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday April 4, 2015
Two IAF planes carrying 334 Indian nationals evacuated from Yemen landed here today, taking the total number of evacuees to have been brought back home from the strife-torn country to 692.
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 Limited (HAL).
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 vintage Avro planes.
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 deliver this time," a senior IAF official told NDTV.
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 their lives in these crashes, Defence Minister A.K. Antony told the Lok Sabha during question hour.
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 as well as the first two of the upgraded fighter je...