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Govt stops Finmeccanica's participation in defence expo

Even as the defence ministry contemplates blacklisting AgustaWestland after scrapping the VVIP chopper contract, it has ousted the helicopter-manufacturer's parent company Finmeccanica from the biennial military exhibition Def-Expo beginning here from February 6. Officials on Friday saidRead More

Jaguar aircraft crashes in Bikaner, pilots safe

A Jaguar aircraft of Indian Air Force on Wednesday night crashed near Bholasar village in Rajasthan's Bikaner district but the pilot and co-pilot ejected safely. Defence spokesperson S.D. Goswami said the pilots detected a technical problem while landing at Nal airport here and ejected tRead More

Army to wait further for 197 choppers

Army will have to wait further for 197 helicopters as the defence ministry has extended till June 30 the contractual validity of two bids received for the Rs 5,000 crore tender amid allegations of bribery attempt. The tender, which was floated in 2008, got marred after allegations that a BriRead More

Maoists again fire at IAF chopper carrying CRPF IG in Chhattisgarh, nobody hurt

Suspected Maoists fired at an MI-17 Indian Air Force chopper at Chintagufa in south Chhattisgarh Saturday afternoon CRPF's inspector-general. At least three bullets hit the chopper while it was landing at Chintagufa, but nobody, including CRPF IG H S Sidhu based in Chhattisgarh, was injured. Read More

India Successfully Test Fires Agni-IV

AGNI-IV, the 4000 kms range Nuclear Capable Ballistic Missile was successfully launched today at 1052 hrs from the Wheeler island off the coast of Odisha. This was the third consecutively successful trial and the last one in the series of development launches. The missile took off majestically, rRead More

With Agusta deal scrapped, Mi-17 choppers may ferry VVIPs

With IAF set to begin phasing out this year its fleet of choppers used for ferrying VVIIPs, the Defence Ministry is considering the option of utilising the Mi-17V5 helicopters being procured from Russia for the task. The Defence Ministry scrapped the contract for the 12 VVIP choppers with AgRead More

The Light Transport Aircraft ,14-seater Saras may fly in a fortnight

A re-engined and modified version of the 14-seater Saras, the Light Transport Aircraft being developed by the National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) may finally take off in 15 days. This comes weeks after Light Combat Aircraft Tejas obtained the initial operational clearance-2, almost 30 years sinRead More

Tejas, a game changer for Indian Air Force

The induction of the Light Combat Aircraft, Tejas into the Indian Air Force will be a ‘game changer’ for the country’s air defence preparedness, says Avinash Chander, Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister.   “Though delayed, the India developed fighter aiRead More

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