INDIAN AIR FORCE CHIEF
Indian Air Force’s LCA to get Astra missile firepower, not Rafale’s meteor
Sources said after the missile is inducted into the Su30MKI fighter jets from which it has been tested, the system would be integrated on other foreign-origin combat aircraft. The performance of the Astra, sources said, is regarded to be better than similar Russian systems currently in service.
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Sukhoi 30-MKI fighter aircraft equipped with BrahMos to be deployed in northern sector as per threat analysis, says Air Force Chief
Why India is placing Su-30 fighter jets in South India
The squadron in Thanjavur will keep in check China's fast-expanding strategic footprint in the Indian Ocean Region. Beijing is shoring up its presence in the area. It has set up its first overseas military base in Djibouti on the Horn of Africa in August 2017, and also uses Karachi as a regular naval facility.
CDS Rawat says difficult to predict war scenario with Pakistan
The top general, who inducted the Sukhoi-30 MKI squadron here, was responding to a question about any possibility of a war emerging between India and Pakistan." All the defence services are tasked to be prepared for any option that may emerge.
Indian Army conducts biggest airborne exercise ‘Winged Raider’ with over 500 Special Forces troops
The multidimensional exercise was preceded by a series of intense preparation involving the movement of special forces and rallying up of transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force starting from January 6, the Army said in a statement.
India to acquire 200 fighter jets for Indian Air Force: Defence secretary
The contract for HAL-manufactured 83 LCA Tejas Mark 1 A advanced fighter jets are in the final stages, he said. Apart from these, Expression of Interest (EOI) has been floated for another 110 aircraft, based on which Request for Proposal (RFP) will be floated, defence secretary Ajay Kumar said.
Russian envoy says no doubts on India's Kashmir approach, S-400 missiles to be delivered to India by 2025
The production of S-400 missiles to be delivered to India has started, Russian Deputy Chief of Mission Roman Babushkin said. EAM S Jaishankar will visit Russia on March 22 and March 23 to attend a meeting of the Russia-Indian-China trilateral. The S-400, an upgraded version of the S-300, had previously only been available to the Russian defence forces.
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Creation of CDS a 'very big step' towards integration of forces: Army chief Naravane
Gen Naravane said the focus of training will be on preparing the Army for future wars which will be network-centric and complex. "We are prepared to deal with challenges along northern border," the Army chief said when asked about China enhancing military infrastructure.
New Su-30 squadron in Thanjavur will hugely enhance operational capabilities, says Air Chief Bhadauria
"In Thanjavur, we are forming a new Su-30 squadron that will primarily have a maritime role. They will be the part of southern air command and will add huge capacity from the point of view of operational capability," said Bhadauria.
Rajnath Singh to inaugurate induction of Sukhoi fighter jet Su-30 squadron
At a press meet here, Air Marshal Amit Tiwari said this would be the second frontline fighter squadron of the Indian Air Force (IAF) to be based in South. The induction ceremony would take place on January 20 and the fighters would have the most potent platform capable of long reach and multi-role capabilities, he said.
Indian-American among NASA's new astronauts; all set to conquer Moon, Mars
Raja Jon Vurputoor Chari, an Indian-American US Air Force colonel, is among 11 new NASA graduates who have successfully completed their over two years' of basic astronaut training . Astronaut candidate training included practice, and testing in spacewalking, robotics, International Space Station systems, T-38 jet proficiency, and Russian language.
Scraping Art 370 historic step, disrupted plans of 'western neighbour, its proxies': Army chief
The armed forces have a "zero tolerance against terrorism", Army chief Gen M M Naravane said in his address at the 72nd Army Day function in the Cariappa Parade Ground here. "We have many options to counter those who promote terrorism and we will not hesitate to use them," he said.
Pakistan Army top brass terms Gen Naravane's statements as 'irresponsible rhetoric'
The statements made by Gen Naravane were discussed at a meeting of the corps commanders at the General Headquarters on Tuesday.
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