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MMRCA negotiations run into fresh hurdle


Indian Express Negotiations between France’s Dassault Aviation and the Defence Ministry for the $ 10.4 bn (Rs 45,000 crore) Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) tender to acquire 126 fighter aircrafts for the IAF have hit another roadblock. Highly placed sources told FE, the ministry of defence has turned down Dassault’s assertion that if it is [...]

IAF to fly upgraded MiG-29 Fulcrum


Indo-Asian News Service The first fleet of MiG-29 UPG (upgraded) fighter jets have been delivered to India. “The first three aircraft have been transported to India on board an AN-124 heavy-lift transport plane,” the MiG company said in a statement said. Indian has signed a contract to modernize the fleet of MiG-29 aircraft in service [...]

Lockheed bags deal to supply laser-guided bombs to IAF


PTI US defence major Lockheed Martin has bagged a deal expected to be worth over Rs 100 crore for supplying laser-guided bombs (LGBs) for the Jaguar fighter aircraft fleet in the Indian Air Force (IAF). The IAF plans to induct more than 100 bunker-buster LGBs for its Jaguar warplanes to destroy strongly fortified enemy targets. [...]

Dasault Rafale wins the $10.4 billion 126 MMRCA deal from the defence ministry beating Eurofighter


NDTV Sources have told NDTV that the French aviation company Dassault Rafale has won the $10.4 billion deal for supplying fighter aircraft to India. The Indian Air Force plans to buy 126 aircraft over the next ten years. The process to determine the L1 (lowest bidder) has been completed, and sources indicate that the final [...]

IAF to have 42 combat aircraft squadrons


PTI The Indian Air Force (IAF) is mulling over increasing its sanctioned strength of combat aircraft from 39.5 squadrons to 42 squadrons, a parliamentary panel report has said. “The IAF vice chief has informed that target has been fixed to reach a level of 42 squadrons,” the report of the Standing Committee on Defence, said. [...]

Intruder aircraft will be shot down: IAF


PTI If any enemy aircraft violates India’s air sovereignty, it will meet the same fate as Pakistan Navy’s Atlantic patrol aircraft that was shot down in 1999.This was stated by Indian Air Force Vice-Chief designate Air Marshal K.K. Nohwar said here on Wednesday.“Let me assure you, if any of our neighbours tries to intrude into [...]

CSS to consider $ 3bn deal with France to upgrade Mirage 2000


PTI An over $ 3 billion deal with France for upgrading the Mirage 2000 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) is expected to be considered by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) at its next meeting.“Two proposals related to upgrade of the 51 Mirage 2000 aircraft in the IAF fleet are expected to be [...]

IAF focus on China frontier


The Telegraph The Indian Air Force eastern command has been asked to brace for a major modernisation drive that includes upgradation of airfields, network-centric operations and air defences along the border with China.The drive will cover air bases from Kalaikunda in Bengal’s south to Vijaynagar, the country’s eastern-most “advanced landing ground” (ALG) in Arunachal Pradesh. [...]

IAF’s 3-pronged plan for neighbourhood challenges


© Rediff Over the next decade, the Indian Air Force has big plans to acquire capabilities across the entire spectrum of war fighting, top sources have told According to a long-term perspective plan, the air force wants to be ready for every contingency that may arise in the neighbourhood. The plan envisages the IAF’s [...]

IAF to increase level of its force in Andaman and Nicobar


PTI In the backdrop of increasing Chinese activities in the Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean region, the Indian Air Force is planning to increase the level of its forces in the Andaman and Nicobar islands.”Of course, we are but in a planned manner. Its not immediately over a next two or three plans we [...]

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