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
India’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas has received the final operational clearance (FOC) from military aviation regulator Cemilac for induction into the Indian Air Force (IAF) as a weaponised fighter jet, said an official in Bengaluru on Wednesd... read more
Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has said that his country sees an opportunity to invest as much as $100 billion in various sectors in India in the coming few years. Addressing a joint press conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the crown prince said his country had invested $44 billion since 2016 in India, when PM Modi had visited the country, and had benefitted from it.
In the Vayu Shakti exercise, the IAF showcased fire power capability of indigenously-developed platforms like Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) and efficacy of Akash surface-to-air missile and Astra air-to-air missil... read more
The Opposition, in particular the Congress, has underlined that not manufacturing the fighter planes in India was a national loss. The Congress party has accused the government of deliberately leaving HAL out of the deal. read more
Congress President Rahul Gandhi along with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress general secretary in-charge of east Uttar Pradesh and other senior leaders are seen during a roadshow, in Lucknow. “We will play on front foot not on back foot. Obviously, the aim is Lok Sabha polls, but I have told Priyanka and Scindia that the bigger aim is to win UP in 2022,” Rahul Gandhi said.
The interim budget includes a capital outlay of \u20B91,08,248 crore for buying new weapons and systems at a time when the military has sharpened its focus on upgrading its capabilities with new fighter jets, submarines, artillery guns, missiles and other... read more
Saying that the truth of the Rafale deal can’t be hidden, Rahul Gandhi claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi can’t sleep comfortably at night and that he gets nightmares every time he sleeps. read more