IAF to add clause on local engines for Advanced Multirole Combat fighters
Plans to develop the indigenous Kaveri fighter jet engine as part of the Rafale offsets deal have not taken off.
Defence ministry to seek Cabinet nod for prototype of desi stealth jet
The defence establishment plans to seek the Cabinet Committee on Secur...
In 5 years, we aim to be self-reliant in missiles, radars and armaments: DRDO chief
The private sector has been playing a great role in the p...
IAF Chief strongly backs indigenous 5th generation jet, says no plan to import
Last year, the IAF issued the initial tender known as the Request for Information to global aircraft companies to produce the jets in India along with an Indian firm.
Indian firms to play major role in IAF fleet sustenance: Air Force Chief
Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria said the force is committed to building strategic autonomy through indigenous design and manufacturing under the 'Make-in-India' initiative of the government.
Will Rafale be a 'game changer' for India?
Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria had said soon after taking over as air chief on September 30 that induction of the Rafale is going to be a "game changer".
No major ‘Make in India’ defence project has taken off in 6 yrs
None of the major ‘Make in India’ projects in the defence arena, ranging from new-generation stealth submarines, minesweepers and light utility helicopters to infantry combat vehicles, transport aircraft and fighter jets, have actually taken off in the last six years. The long-pending projects are either stuck or still meandering.
Government likely to order 36 more Rafale fighter jets
The Indian Air Force has recently been handed over its first Rafale aircraft from France.
Imports, indigenous production of fighters will boost IAF strength
It is apparent that the government is seized of the need to strengthen the fighting capabilities of the Indian Air Force (IAF).
Navy to ask Centre for 18% of defence budget
Navy Vice Chief Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar said for the current financial year, the Navy’s share of the defence budget is 13.66%.
2nd Scorpene-class submarine 'Khanderi' to be commissioned on September 28
He said with the commissioning of 'Khanderi' and launch of 'Nilgiri', the combat potential of Navy will "go up many fold".
Should IAF invest $15 bn in buying the F/A-18 Super Hornet?
From 'Top Gun' fans to IAF enthusiasts, everyone’s talking about the fighter aircraft this week.
Importance of LCA programme as flagship for 'Make in India' stressed
The road map and timelines for Tejas capability enhancement and measures to step up its production were also discussed at the conference.
India working on developing an advanced medium combat aircraft
In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, she said the feasibility study for the programme has been already completed.
Tamil Nadu to build India’s next generation defence aircraft
The project — to be implemented in Sulur in Coimbatore district which may house the permanent base of the Tejas squadron — marks Tamil Nadu’s first major defence aircraft project.
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