The Indian contingent consists of two Tejas fighters, a C-130J Super Hercules special operations plane, an IL-76 heavy lifter, 27 officers, 42 air warriors and 11 personnel from the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. 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.
The US Defence major, which had earlier offered its F-16 fighter 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
Two Hawk advanced jet trainers of the Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team crashed into each other near the Yelahanka airbase in Bengaluru while practising for the Aero India show. While two pilots managed to eject from the aircraft and were said to be safe, Wing... read more
India floated a global tender in August 2007 to buy 126 planes but it stood cancelled after Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared in April 2015 that India would buy 36 Rafale planes from France under a government-to-government deal. read more
In February next year, the Gulf nation, hopefully, will sign a pact with Indian space agency ISRO for training and research purposes, Kamal Bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister for Transportation and Telecommunications, Bahrain, said. read more
Only a small delegation from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) represented the country. In the 2016 edition, India had flown two Tejas aircraft, apart from sending an aerobatics display team . That was the first time the Tejas planes flew... read more
In his letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy has said Bengaluru is the hub for defence and aviation majors in the country and the “most suitable place” to hold the show. read more