The Maryland-based company, which had earlier offered its F-16 fighter jets to India, said the F-21 addresses the IAF’s unique requirements and integrates India into the world’s largest fighter aircraft ecosystem. read more
The Chennai-based MRF is also looking at developing and supplying tyres for Jaguar fighter jets, Hawk advanced jet trainers, Ilyushin-76 heavy-lifters, and Antonov-32 transport planes, said MRF senior GM (product development) K Thomas Mathen. read more
A massive fire broke out at a parking lot near the venue of the Aero India Show at Bengaluru, gutting nearly 300 cars. Thick smoke was seen billowing upwards from the car parking near the Yelahanka Air base where the aero show is underway. The reason for the fire has not been ascertained yet. The flight display at the show is temporarily halted. At least 10 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to control the blaze. (Hindustan Times)read more
Wife Nitika Kaul and other family members of Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal, who lost his life in the Pulwama encounter with Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists, pay their last respects before his funeral in Dehradun, Himachal Pradesh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South Korean President Moon Jae-in unveil the bust of Mahatma Gandhi at the Yonsei University, in Seoul. During Modi’s two-day visit he said that the fundamentals of the Indian economy are sound and it is on the way to becoming a USD 5 trillion economy soon. He added that no other large economy in the world has grown at 7% year after year.
Army chief General Bipin Rawat flew the Tejas fighter jet during the Aero India 2019 show in Bengaluru. The Army chief described the Made-In-India combat jet as a ‘wonderful aircraft’ that will enhance the firepower of the Indian Air Force. General Rawat occupied the seat behind the pilot in the two-seater trainer variant of the Tejas, an indigenously built Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) and took to the skies above Yelahanka Air Force Station. (Hindustan Times)read more
Indian Air Force’s Sukhoi aircraft, flanked by a Jaguar and an LCA Tejas formed the ‘missing man’ formation (which leaves space for one aircraft) on the inaugural day of Aero India 2019, as a tribute to Wing Commander Sahil Gandhi, who lost his life in a mid-air collision during rehearsals in a Surya Kiran Acrobatics Team aircraft on Tuesday. The show kicked off at Yelahanka airbase in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
A Rafale aircraft of the French air force also made a low pass during the flying display as a mark of respect to Gandhi, who hailed from Haryana’s Hisar. A radio call given by the French pilot announcing this was broadcast over the PA system on the ... read more