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Fighter jets

Abhijit Bhattacharyya | IAF’s big challenge: Building world-class fighters in India

For India the stratospheric expenditure to buy fighters was a major financial challenge, forcing it to be a parsimonious pacifist.

08 Oct 2022 1:50 AM

In boost to IAF, three more Rafale fighter jets reach India

Three more Rafale fighter jets reached India on Wednesday evening, from France

04 Nov 2020 11:07 AM

3 Rafale jets handed over to IAF: Centre in Parliament

However, he said two contracts have been signed with HAL for procurement of total 40 LCA and a separate lot of 20 jets.

21 Nov 2019 9:25 AM

'No ground to order probe,' says SC dismissing Rafale review petitions

The top court had also said that it was not its job to go into the issue of pricing of fighter planes.

14 Nov 2019 11:03 AM

‘Will not sit idly’ if US sells F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan: Chinese general

China pledged sanctions against US in July when Trump admin said it was considering a USD 2.2 bn sale of tanks and air missiles to Taiwan.

23 Aug 2019 1:10 PM


US seeks information on potential misuse of F-16 by Pakistan

The US is seeking more information on the potential misuse of American-made F-16 fighter jets by Pakistan.

02 Mar 2019 12:05 PM

Rafale deal scam: SC to hear review petition on its judgement

The top court had also said that it was not its job to go into the issue of pricing of fighter planes.

26 Feb 2019 9:57 AM

Boeing to partner with HAL, Mahindra for manufacturing F/A-18 Super Hornet fighters

The partnership with HAL and Mahindra will create jobs, industrial capacity, and a globally competitive Indian supply chain: Velagapudi.

22 Feb 2019 11:29 AM

'Hope to get new squadron of Sukhoi-30 fighter jets soon’: HAL

According to reports, HAL is expected to manufacture two additional aircraft from the facility by the end of 2019.

21 Feb 2019 1:02 PM

US fighter jets intercept Russian bombers in international airspace off Alaska

The Russian TU-95 'Bear' bombers flew into a so-called Air Defence Identification Zone located about 200 miles off Alaska’s west coast.

12 May 2018 4:29 PM


India opens contest to supply more than 100 fighter jets

Aircraft must be built largely in India as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s drive to build a domestic industrial base.

07 Apr 2018 12:35 PM

For future wars : China on conducting drills in S China Sea again

China is in the midst of an ambitious military modernisation programme overseen by President Xi Jinping.

25 Mar 2018 1:36 PM

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet in running for USD 15 bn order from India

Last month, government asked the air force to open up the competition to twin-engine aircraft and to evaluate Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet.

15 Mar 2018 11:52 AM

Japan demands explanation after US fighter jet drops fuel tanks into lakes

The US military stated that one of its F-16s was forced to 'jettison two external fuel tanks' after an engine fire broke out.

20 Feb 2018 1:33 PM

Lockheed Martin proposes manufacturing F-16 fighter jets in India

'We plan to introduce 2 new words into lexicon of international fighter aircraft manufacturing: 'India' and 'exclusive',' said Vivek Lall.

21 Jan 2018 10:27 AM


Saab and Adani to build UAVs & copters

Widerstrom said Saab was excited about the Indian market and was looking forward to the implementation of the strategic partnership model.

06 Nov 2017 2:36 AM

Trump regime supports sale of F-18, F-16 jets to India; to boost Indo-US defence ties

Trump admin official Wells said India is among America's most important strategic partners in the Indo-Pacific region.

07 Sep 2017 6:34 PM

US flies bombers, fighters in show of force against North Korea as tension soars

Trump has responded with his own threats, warning North Korea it would face “fire and fury” if it threatened the United States.

31 Aug 2017 4:30 PM

Reports claim Pak flew jets near Siachen; India denies air space violation

Reports also stated PAF jet fighters conducted drills near Siachen to demonstrate their ‘expertise and readiness for war on short notice’.

24 May 2017 1:25 PM