No land to station Rafale fighters in UP, Air force explores other options

After a facing problem in acquiring the land near the airbase, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to shelve plans to base the under-procurement 36 Rafale fighters at Sarsawa,

India to fill gaps in aerial vigilance

With Pakistan and China rapidly modernising their air forces, India has intensified efforts to fill the gaps in its aerial surveillance.

“Soon See The Three Service Chiefs Watch Movies Together,” Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat

Keeping in line with other modern Armed forces across the globe, the coming months will witness the Indian Armed Forces steadily moving towards conducting joint operations, exercises and inter-service integration at all levels, the Army Chief Bipin Rawat told DefenceAviationPost.com in an exclusive interview.

Don’t shift India’s aeroshow out of Bengaluru

The Aero India show started in 1996 at the Yelahanka Air Force Station near Bengaluru. With the growth of Indian economy and India becoming one of the largest buyers of military hardware

The arrest of former air chief SP Tyagi could affect the morale of the defence forces

The arrest of former Air Chief Shashi Tyagi by the Central Bureau of Investigation has raised serious issues ; the foremost being the observation of the trial judge.

Manohar Parrikar led DAC approves Rs 800 cr plus projects for enhancing surveillance of India’s coastline

Minister for Defence, Manohar Parrikar led Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Tuesday in a bid to enhance surveillance of India’s Coastline approved Rs 800 cr project for setting up of 38 new radar and 4 mobile surveillance stations and two Vessel Traffic Management Systems at the Gulf of Kutch and Khambat.

Spotted at Aero India 2017: Manohar Parrikar, Anil Ambani and IAF chief

At Aero India, Asia’s largest air show, the VVIPs visited scores of stands at the Yelahanka air force station near Bengaluru. They wanted a glimpse of the wares and technologies on offer.

Pvt airline denied permission by IAF to operate flight

The Indian Air Force today denied permission to a private airline to operate its flight from here to Jaisalmer citing security reasons.

IAF Cautious Over Craft’s UPkeep At AI Base For Want Of Certificate

While the private airliners are now looking towards the Air India facility for maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO)

More ‘transparent’ promotion policy for Army in the works

With heartburn over promotion and litigation a source of concern for the Army, a committee has been set up to recommend measures to make the promotion policy “more objective, transparent and fair”

Engaging Immediate Neighbourhood Is One Of My Top Priorities: Gen Bipin Rawat

trategic reach of India, with the expansion of its Navy and Air Force, is ever increasing. In line with this thought process, Gen Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff, has planned to commence his international engagements with the immediate neighbourhood with the aim of conveying the importance that India attaches to its neighbours

Genral Bipin Rawat-“We have to review our strategy towards countering insurgency and follow very dynamic procedures than going with a static approach as in the past,”

“I would like to be fair in my journey and take things in a fair and pragmatic manner, without biases and without any kind of corruption,” India’s Army Chief Genral Bipin Rawat

“Soon See The Three Service Chiefs Watch Movies Together,” Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat

Keeping in line with other modern Armed forces across the globe, the coming months will witness the Indian Armed Forces steadily moving towards conducting joint operations, exercises and inter-service integration at all levels, the Army Chief Bipin Rawat told DefenceAviationPost.com in an exclusive interview.

Fund crunch slows down Greater Noida airport plans

An airport at Greater Noida’s Jewar, on the southeastern fringes of India’s capital, was first suggested 16 years ago: The wait will get longer after the local government said it even lacks funds to finance a crucial study on the project.

Army Chief pays tribute to bravehearts of Shopian terror attack

Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat led tributes for bravehearts who had sacrificed their livesin a terror attack in Shopian in the recent weeks.

India, Uganda favor greater global efforts to counter terrorism: Ansari

Condemning terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, both India and Uganda have said that the international community needs to be more proactive in countering this menace.

Gen Bipin Rawat :The Next Generation In Kashmir Should Not Live Through The Sounds of Gunfire and Smell of Explosives

Insurgency is doing no good to the people of Kashmir and it is the young boys (the Kashmiri’s) who are suffering, said India’s Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat on the back of growing incidents of insurgency in South Kashmir.

Pakistan army launches nationwide military operation ‘Radd-ul-Fasaad’

Pakistan army today launched nationwide military operation ‘Radd-ul-Fasaad’ to eliminate terrorists and consolidate gains of counter-terrorism operations made so far

Lance Naik Hanumanthappa’s Widow Wants A Job ‘To Live With Dignity’; Army Says She’s Been Amply Compensated To Live Comfortably

Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad, better known as the Siachen braveheart, died on 11 February last year. He had spent six days struggling to stay alive under 35 feet of snow after his team had been hit by an avalanche

J-K: Three Army jawans, 1 civilian killed after terrorists attack patrolling party in Shopian district

Three army jawans and a civilian have been killed after a patrolling party in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir was ambushed by terrorists on Thursday. Four people, including two jawans, have been injured in the attack.

Air India keeping options ‘open’ for 5 wide-body aircraft

The government-owned Air India is keeping all options “open” on the type of wide-body aircraft, which it plans to lease, including the latest jetliner from Airbus, A350.

Court dismisses MAS appeal, orders release of MH370 documents

Malaysian Airline System Bhd (MAS) has been ordered to provide the relevant documents over the disappearance of Flight MH370 to 76 next of kin of passengers who filed the biggest lawsuit here.

AirAsia eyes double-digit growth with more passengers and costs control

AirAsia group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said he is forecasting a 10% revenue growth this year after a similar jump to RM6.9bil last year.

Will start receiving ordered Boeing planes from mid-2018, says SpiceJet

Stating that Indian aviation market is the fastest growing in the world, SpiceJet on Monday said that it aspires to be the most profitable airline in the country.

Modi’s ambitious Udaan scheme: JSW Group led by billionaire Savitri Jindal applies for commercial flight operations

JSW Group, the Indian conglomerate led by billionaire Savitri Jindal, applied under a subsidy program spearheaded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to improve flight connectivity for small towns and villages

Coming soon: Air trains for travel between terminals at Delhi airport

In a first for the country, Indira Gandhi International Airport in the national capital will get its own dedicated free-to-use metro lines for commuters to transit from one terminal to another.

Boeing plans first European plant

Boeing Co. plans to open its first ever European factory in Sheffield, northern England—delivering a vote of confidence in the U.K.’s manufacturing capabilities as the country prepares to exit the European Union.

Goa: AAI turns down Navy’s request to cut down summer flights

Airport Authority of India (AAI) has turned down the request of the Indian Navy to reduce frequency of flights at the Goa International Airport during the summer schedule which comes into force from April.

AirAsia introduces flights from Kuala Lumpur to Bhubaneswar

AirAsia has added Bhubaneswar into its India network with four weekly direct flights from Kuala Lumpur, which will commence operations on April 26, 2017, making this AirAsia’s 14th route into India. This new route is operated exclusively by AirAsia Berhad.

GPS-Aided navigation system may soon be mandatory for airlines

The government is likely to come out with a notification shortly making it mandatory for Indian carriers to only induct aircraft which are compliant with the newly-developed GAGAN navigation system in their fleets from January 1, 2019.

Air India keeping options ‘open’ for 5 wide-body aircraft

The government-owned Air India is keeping all options “open” on the type of wide-body aircraft, which it plans to lease, including the latest jetliner from Airbus, A350.

Court dismisses MAS appeal, orders release of MH370 documents

Malaysian Airline System Bhd (MAS) has been ordered to provide the relevant documents over the disappearance of Flight MH370 to 76 next of kin of passengers who filed the biggest lawsuit here.

AirAsia eyes double-digit growth with more passengers and costs control

AirAsia group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said he is forecasting a 10% revenue growth this year after a similar jump to RM6.9bil last year.

Will start receiving ordered Boeing planes from mid-2018, says SpiceJet

Stating that Indian aviation market is the fastest growing in the world, SpiceJet on Monday said that it aspires to be the most profitable airline in the country.

Modi’s ambitious Udaan scheme: JSW Group led by billionaire Savitri Jindal applies for commercial flight operations

JSW Group, the Indian conglomerate led by billionaire Savitri Jindal, applied under a subsidy program spearheaded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to improve flight connectivity for small towns and villages

Coming soon: Air trains for travel between terminals at Delhi airport

In a first for the country, Indira Gandhi International Airport in the national capital will get its own dedicated free-to-use metro lines for commuters to transit from one terminal to another.

Boeing plans first European plant

Boeing Co. plans to open its first ever European factory in Sheffield, northern England—delivering a vote of confidence in the U.K.’s manufacturing capabilities as the country prepares to exit the European Union.

Goa: AAI turns down Navy’s request to cut down summer flights

Airport Authority of India (AAI) has turned down the request of the Indian Navy to reduce frequency of flights at the Goa International Airport during the summer schedule which comes into force from April.

AirAsia introduces flights from Kuala Lumpur to Bhubaneswar

AirAsia has added Bhubaneswar into its India network with four weekly direct flights from Kuala Lumpur, which will commence operations on April 26, 2017, making this AirAsia’s 14th route into India. This new route is operated exclusively by AirAsia Berhad.

GPS-Aided navigation system may soon be mandatory for airlines

The government is likely to come out with a notification shortly making it mandatory for Indian carriers to only induct aircraft which are compliant with the newly-developed GAGAN navigation system in their fleets from January 1, 2019.

Genral Bipin Rawat-“We have to review our strategy towards countering insurgency and follow very dynamic procedures than going with a static approach as in the past,”

“I would like to be fair in my journey and take things in a fair and pragmatic manner, without biases and without any kind of corruption,” India’s Army Chief Genral Bipin Rawat

Gen Bipin Rawat :The Next Generation In Kashmir Should Not Live Through The Sounds of Gunfire and Smell of Explosives

Insurgency is doing no good to the people of Kashmir and it is the young boys (the Kashmiri’s) who are suffering, said India’s Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat on the back of growing incidents of insurgency in South Kashmir.

India China Strategic Dialogue, We need to be pragmatic in our expectations, says Lt Gen S L Narasimhan (Retd)

India China Strategic Dialogue in the enhanced format is expected to improve the bilateral relations between both the countries. We need to be pragmatic in our expectations on the outcome of the talks.

Manohar Parrikar led DAC approves Rs 800 cr plus projects for enhancing surveillance of India’s coastline

Minister for Defence, Manohar Parrikar led Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Tuesday in a bid to enhance surveillance of India’s Coastline approved Rs 800 cr project for setting up of 38 new radar and 4 mobile surveillance stations and two Vessel Traffic Management Systems at the Gulf of Kutch and Khambat.

Raytheon Company signs MOU with Tata Advanced Systems to jointly make Stinger air defence missiles

Raytheon Company on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding with India’s Tata Advanced Systems Ltd or TASL to jointly make Stinger air defense missile components.

Coming Together of Two Giants : Larsen & Toubro and MBDA To Develop 5th Gen Missile Systems in India

Larsen & Toubro (L&T), India’s multinational engineering conglomerate and private sector defence major, and MBDA, a world leader in missile systems, have set up a joint venture (JV) to develop and supply missiles and missile systems to meet the growing potential requirements of the Indian armed forces.

Reliance Defence And Engineering Limited (RDEL) To Undertake Repair and Maintenance Works For U.S. Navy at, Pipavav, Gujarat.

Reliance Infrastructure Limited (RInfra) controlled Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) has signed the Master Ship Repair Agreement (MSRA) with U.S. Navy. Earlier in January 2017

Policy Document On Unmanned Vehicles By DRDO Soon : Dr S Christopher

Citing that there is a “huge” potential in the unmanned vehicles area, DRDO today said it is making a policy document on the unmanned capability to be provided for defence services.

Accelerating Defence Ties With India, Boeing Creates Indian Arm- Boeing Defense India

Boeing on Wednesday announced the establishment of Boeing Defense India (BDI), a local operating entity. This India specific entity will support the Boeing’s future growth objectives in India in the areas of services and support, sales and marketing, sourcing, manufacturing and engineering.

Co-ordinated Ops of Su-30s, Jaguars, IL 78 (AAR), MiG 29Ks INS Vikramaditya At TROPEX-2017

TROPEX 17 assumes special significance in the backdrop of the current security scenario, being aimed at testing combat readiness of the combined fleets of the Indian Navy, and the assets of the Indian Air Force, Indian Army and the Indian Coast Guard. It will also strengthen inter-operability and joint operations in a complex environment.

“Soon See The Three Service Chiefs Watch Movies Together,” Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat

Keeping in line with other modern Armed forces across the globe, the coming months will witness the Indian Armed Forces steadily moving towards conducting joint operations, exercises and inter-service integration at all levels, the Army Chief Bipin Rawat told DefenceAviationPost.com in an exclusive interview.

Gen Bipin Rawat :The Next Generation In Kashmir Should Not Live Through The Sounds of Gunfire and Smell of Explosives

Insurgency is doing no good to the people of Kashmir and it is the young boys (the Kashmiri’s) who are suffering, said India’s Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat on the back of growing incidents of insurgency in South Kashmir.

PM Modi clears air defence missile deal with Israel for Rs 17,000 crore

Giving a strong push to India-Israel defence ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday cleared a mega deal for the Army worth Rs 17,000 crore to acquire the Medium Range Surface to Air Defence Missile (MR-SAM) system from Israel to protect India’s airspace from enemy aircraft and drones.

Manohar Parrikar backs Gen Rawat, says Indian Army has power to deal with miscreants, never treated all as jihadists in Kashmir

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar backed army chief General Bipin Rawat for his warning against stone pelters in Kashmir saying that his recent warning to stone pelters in Kashmir

First missile exports, India to sell surface-to-air Akash missiles to Vietnam : Dr S Christopher, Chairman DRDO

After sale of Interceptor boats to Vietnam, India will now be selling DRDO made Akash missiles to Vietnam, a move that may not please China that has been locked in a territorial dispute with Hanoi in the South China Sea

Aero India 2017 : Strategic Partnership policy to shake up Indian firms’ portfolio

The much-awaited strategic partnership (SP) policy, expected to be announced by defence minister Manohar Parikkar at the upcoming Aero India show

Coming Together of Two Giants : Larsen & Toubro and MBDA To Develop 5th Gen Missile Systems in India

Larsen & Toubro (L&T), India’s multinational engineering conglomerate and private sector defence major, and MBDA, a world leader in missile systems, have set up a joint venture (JV) to develop and supply missiles and missile systems to meet the growing potential requirements of the Indian armed forces.

In a first, Chinese delegation to participate in Aero India

China will participate for the first time in the Aero India, the biennial International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition, officials said Monday.

Reliance Defence And Engineering Limited (RDEL) To Undertake Repair and Maintenance Works For U.S. Navy at, Pipavav, Gujarat.

Reliance Infrastructure Limited (RInfra) controlled Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) has signed the Master Ship Repair Agreement (MSRA) with U.S. Navy. Earlier in January 2017

AI on expansion mode, Eastern Region to get more flights

With the induction of more Dreamliners to its fleet this year, national carrier Air India is planning to start more direct international flights, including one from Kolkata,” AI Chairman and Managing Director Ashwani Lohani said here today.

INS Viraat to be decommissioned on March 6

INS Viraat, the second aircraft carrier in the Indian naval fleet, will be decommissioned on March 6, Vice Admiral Girish Luthra said here today.

Drone crashes through window of 27th floor of New York apartment

Police in New York City are looking for the owner of a drone that crashed through a window on a high-rise apartment building.

Situation in J&K not as tense as last year: CRPF

Contrary to senior Congress leader and former Union minister P. Chidambaram’s recent statement that Kashmir was nearly lost for India, the CRPF, which is one of the lead agencies controlling the law and order incidents in the state, today said that the situation is not as tense as it was last year.

After Chidambaram’s Kashmir nearly lost remark, CRPF chief says situation better than 2016

Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram’s statement on Kashmir being nearly lost kicked a major storm in the political corridors recently. Coming to the rescue of the ruling government, outgoing CRPF chief K Durgaprasad said the “situation in Jammu and Kashmir is better compared to 2016”.

Air India keeping options ‘open’ for 5 wide-body aircraft

The government-owned Air India is keeping all options “open” on the type of wide-body aircraft, which it plans to lease, including the latest jetliner from Airbus, A350.

Engaging Immediate Neighbourhood Is One Of My Top Priorities: Gen Bipin Rawat

trategic reach of India, with the expansion of its Navy and Air Force, is ever increasing. In line with this thought process, Gen Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff, has planned to commence his international engagements with the immediate neighbourhood with the aim of conveying the importance that India attaches to its neighbours

With Sukhoi-30 firing BrahMos in April, India can conduct surgical strike 300 km away

While the first carriage flight of Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter aircraft with BrahMos missile—only a dummy drop—was successfully achieved in June 2016, the firing of the actual supersonic missile is now scheduled for April. This integration will allow India to order surgical strikes destroying targets about 300 km away.

Dubai: Navy Chief Lanba holds talks with UAE’s top defence brass

Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba Sunday held extensive talks with the top brass of UAE’s defence establishment and explored ways to bolster strategic partnership between the two navies, in tune with India’s efforts to deepen security ties with the key Gulf nation.

Iran holds naval war games amid rising tensions with US

Iran launched naval drills at the mouth of the Gulf and the Indian Ocean on Sunday, a naval commander said, as tensions with the United States escalated after US President Donald Trump put Tehran “on notice”.

Anil Ambani to spell out defence business plans tomorrow

Pitching defence business as the main growth driver, industrialist Anil Ambani will brief the sectoral and market analysts here tomorrow about future plans of his Reliance Group in this segment.

Genral Bipin Rawat-“We have to review our strategy towards countering insurgency and follow very dynamic procedures than going with a static approach as in the past,”

“I would like to be fair in my journey and take things in a fair and pragmatic manner, without biases and without any kind of corruption,” India’s Army Chief Genral Bipin Rawat

Arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari booked under stringent anti-black money law

The income tax department has invoked the stringent anti-black money law against defence dealer Sanjay Bhandari and has identified his assets, including several immovable properties in Delhi-NCR and abroad, for attachment.

Lt Gen S L Narasimhan (Retd) Does An In-Depth Alalysis Of The Make In India Vs Made In China 2025 Program

Made in China 2025 aims to make China a world leader in manufacturing. Make in India is more inward looking and aims to build India’s capacities and capabilities.

सांबा में पाकिस्तान ने तोड़ा सीजफायर, BSF की चौकियों पर फायरिंग

जम्मू-कश्मीर के सांबा में पाकिस्तान की ओर से एक और बार युद्ध विराम का उल्लंघन किया गया है. सोमवार सुबह करीब साढ़े बजे सीमा पार से बीएसएफ की तीन चौकियों पर गोलीबारी की गई.

Analysing the Defence Budget 2017-18 : By Lt Gen (Retd) S L Narasimhan

Mr Arun Jaitley, the finance minister, broke new ground on 01 February 2017 by presenting the budget a full one month ahead of time and also combined the railway budget with the main budget.

Made in China 2025, Exclusive Opinion Piece By Lt Gen S L Narasimhan (Retd)

Made in China 2025 is China’s answer to the sluggish growth in manufacturing by the use of ICT, cloud computing and big data. Will it succeed is anybody’s guess.

Exclusive Interview From Defenceaviationpost.com Of Jan Widerstrom, Chairman, Saab India Technologies.

Swedish based aerospace and defence giant Saab AB, is viewing India as one of the most strategic market for its Gripen aircraft.

How Can did is China’s Good Neighbourhood Policy?

China’s foreign policy is based on four tenets called “Four Lay Outs” (四个布局). They are major powers as key, neighbourhood as the priority

A Step Closer to Its Vision Of `Wining Indian Wars With Indian Solutions’, Indian Army Inks An MoU With IIT Bombay

Indian Army and IIT Bombay signed a MoU for collaboration on research for futuristic requirements of the Army and determining solutions for various problems

If seniority, date of birth was the only criteria, we should leave it to the computer to select the service chief, why follow a cabinet process : Parrikar

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday that there has been no violation in any rule over the selection of chief of Indian army. Stating that the government has not violated any rules of selection process, Parrikar said selection of Chief of Armed Forces is the prerogative of Government.
“If seniority, date of birth was the only criteria, we should have left it to the computer to select the service chief…why follow a cabinet process,” he added.

Modi’s ambitious Udaan scheme: JSW Group led by billionaire Savitri Jindal applies for commercial flight operations

JSW Group, the Indian conglomerate led by billionaire Savitri Jindal, applied under a subsidy program spearheaded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to improve flight connectivity for small towns and villages

Tata Advanced Systems win contract from MoD for surface surveillance radar project for Navy

India’s defence ministry (MoD), on Wednesday signed a contract with Tata Advanced Systemes Ltd’s subsidiary NOVA Integrated Systems Limited (NISL), to execute Indian Navy’s Surface Surveillance Radar (SSR) project.

Govt eyes $246 mn from stake sale in Bharat Electronics

The government will sell a 5% stake in state-run aerospace and defence company Bharat Electronics Ltd to raise about Rs 1,650 crore ($246 million) as part of the disinvestment plan for the current financial year.

Anil Ambani meets UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ruler of Dubai met Anil Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Group in Abu Dhabi on February 21.

Jet Airways doles out free miles in lean travel season

Jet Airways Monday announced an offer to dole out free travel miles or frequent flyer points on each ticket purchased by a flyer member on the airline’s website.

SpiceJet offers discounts on its SpiceMax seats

SpiceJetBSE 4.52 % Monday announced an offer of Rs 250 off on its SpiceMax category, the wider, roomier seats on the front end of its aircraft.

Daily Indigo flights from Amritsar to Mumbai, Delhi from March 16

To boost the domestic air connectivity from Amritsar, Indigo airlines will start daily flights to and from Mumbai and Delhi from March 16. The flight to Mumbai will be non-stop.

Vistara extends Rs 899 sale offer

Vistara on Friday said it has extended its special offer of tickets starting at Rs 899 till February 19. The tickets can be booked for travel between February 28 and September 20 this year.

Air India to operate bigger aircraft on Delhi-Bhopal route

Air India Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) Ashwani Lohani took the decision to make an A-320 aircraft operational on the Delhi-Bhopal-Delhi route in evenings following his recent visit here.

SpiceJet introduces 10% discounted fares to Muscat

SpiceJetBSE 1.56 % has introduced a flat 10% discount on flights to Muscat from India.

INS Viraat to be decommissioned on March 6

INS Viraat, the second aircraft carrier in the Indian naval fleet, will be decommissioned on March 6, Vice Admiral Girish Luthra said here today.

Drone crashes through window of 27th floor of New York apartment

Police in New York City are looking for the owner of a drone that crashed through a window on a high-rise apartment building.

Situation in J&K not as tense as last year: CRPF

Contrary to senior Congress leader and former Union minister P. Chidambaram’s recent statement that Kashmir was nearly lost for India, the CRPF, which is one of the lead agencies controlling the law and order incidents in the state, today said that the situation is not as tense as it was last year.

After Chidambaram’s Kashmir nearly lost remark, CRPF chief says situation better than 2016

Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram’s statement on Kashmir being nearly lost kicked a major storm in the political corridors recently. Coming to the rescue of the ruling government, outgoing CRPF chief K Durgaprasad said the “situation in Jammu and Kashmir is better compared to 2016”.

India Announces Development of Long-Range Airborne Warning Control System

The long-range AEW&C with a 360-degree coverage, similar to Israeli Phalcon system, will be developed by 2023 in order for the system to be “totally functional,” Parrikar told the Hindu newspaper.

INS Viraat: Bought for USD 465 million, world’s oldest warship is value for money

World’s oldest aircraft carrier INS Viraat is due to be decommissioned on March 6. The warship has had a glorious history of service in defence of the country.

No land to station Rafale fighters in UP, Air force explores other options

After a facing problem in acquiring the land near the airbase, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to shelve plans to base the under-procurement 36 Rafale fighters at Sarsawa,

What Makes India-UAE Relations Unique And Thriving – Analysis

India has good relations with countries in the Gulf and Middle East. In fact, it has no outstanding issues with any country in the region

Better budgeting for defence

The Union Budget 2017-18 had something for everyone except the armed forces. Defence capital allocation meant for modernisation was abysmally low

Jaishankar to visit US this week

Immigration restrictions in the U.S. are likely to be highlighted as Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar travels to Washington D.C. to meet senior U.S. officials this week.

INS Viraat to be decommissioned on March 6

INS Viraat, the second aircraft carrier in the Indian naval fleet, will be decommissioned on March 6, Vice Admiral Girish Luthra said here today.

Drone crashes through window of 27th floor of New York apartment

Police in New York City are looking for the owner of a drone that crashed through a window on a high-rise apartment building.

Situation in J&K not as tense as last year: CRPF

Contrary to senior Congress leader and former Union minister P. Chidambaram’s recent statement that Kashmir was nearly lost for India, the CRPF, which is one of the lead agencies controlling the law and order incidents in the state, today said that the situation is not as tense as it was last year.

After Chidambaram’s Kashmir nearly lost remark, CRPF chief says situation better than 2016

Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram’s statement on Kashmir being nearly lost kicked a major storm in the political corridors recently. Coming to the rescue of the ruling government, outgoing CRPF chief K Durgaprasad said the “situation in Jammu and Kashmir is better compared to 2016”.

India Announces Development of Long-Range Airborne Warning Control System

The long-range AEW&C with a 360-degree coverage, similar to Israeli Phalcon system, will be developed by 2023 in order for the system to be “totally functional,” Parrikar told the Hindu newspaper.

INS Viraat: Bought for USD 465 million, world’s oldest warship is value for money

World’s oldest aircraft carrier INS Viraat is due to be decommissioned on March 6. The warship has had a glorious history of service in defence of the country.

No land to station Rafale fighters in UP, Air force explores other options

After a facing problem in acquiring the land near the airbase, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to shelve plans to base the under-procurement 36 Rafale fighters at Sarsawa,

What Makes India-UAE Relations Unique And Thriving – Analysis

India has good relations with countries in the Gulf and Middle East. In fact, it has no outstanding issues with any country in the region

Better budgeting for defence

The Union Budget 2017-18 had something for everyone except the armed forces. Defence capital allocation meant for modernisation was abysmally low

Trump’s navy secretary nominee withdraws

US President Donald Trump’s nominee for navy secretary Philip Bilden, has withdrawn his name from consideration, a media report said.

Genral Bipin Rawat-“We have to review our strategy towards countering insurgency and follow very dynamic procedures than going with a static approach as in the past,”

“I would like to be fair in my journey and take things in a fair and pragmatic manner, without biases and without any kind of corruption,” India’s Army Chief Genral Bipin Rawat

Gen Bipin Rawat :The Next Generation In Kashmir Should Not Live Through The Sounds of Gunfire and Smell of Explosives

Insurgency is doing no good to the people of Kashmir and it is the young boys (the Kashmiri’s) who are suffering, said India’s Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat on the back of growing incidents of insurgency in South Kashmir.

Pakistan on equipment buying spree to fight militancy

Pakistan has expedited efforts to acquire military equipment and weapons to combat militancy as a fresh bout of terror attacks have killed over 100 people.

Aero India starts in Bengaluru today, to focus on Make on India

The 11th edition of the Aero India air show which starts in Bengaluru on Tuesday is expected to be one of the largest in recent years, with a focus on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Make in India initiative.

Lt Gen S L Narasimhan (Retd) Does An In-Depth Alalysis Of The Make In India Vs Made In China 2025 Program

Made in China 2025 aims to make China a world leader in manufacturing. Make in India is more inward looking and aims to build India’s capacities and capabilities.

Union Budget 2017-18 May Allocate More Funds For India’s Defence Sector

India’s renewed focus on security and aggressive plans on modernisation of the Armed forces coupled with the focus to spend more on training are indicators that point towards an increased budget allocation for the defence sector.

Meet Lt Gen Subrata Saha, DCOAS (P&S). He didn’t just coin the phrase of “Winning Indian Wars With Indian Solutions” but has also set a roadmap to do so

Why The Emphasis On Winning Indian Wars with Indian solutions. “We are fighting a proxy war whose intensity, complexity and dimensions are increasing,” Gen Saha said, adding that future wars are envisaged to be hybrid. He said that while the Line of Actual Control is a different confrontation, the Line of Control is a 24×7 and 365 days eyeball to eyeball contact configuration with adversary. “These are typically Indian battlefield conditions which require Indian solutions. Adaptations are not best solutions,” he explained.

India to pitch for export of its missiles and weapon systems in global markets, Manohar Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said India will pitch for the sale of state-of-the-art indigenously built missile and weapons systems in the global market to earn foreign exchange as the country was emerging as a global defence manufacturing hub.

After Rafale, France offers more defence equipment to India

After his meeting with PM Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said defence is an important area and that he shared with his concerns about terrorism and how India and France are together in fighting it.

Army Firepower Stimulus To Augment New Age Solutions From Industry and Academia

January 9, 2017, for the first time, saw a blend of industry and academia at the Army’s “firepower show” conducted at the Artillery School, Deolali in Maharashtra. This convergence brought together a large section of India’s defence industry including leaders like the Larsen & Toubro, Tata’s, Bharat Forge and others along with various mid-segment industry groups, SMEs and MSMEs as also representatives of leading academic institutions including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), the Bangalore-based Indian Institute of Science (IISc), and other academic organisations from across the country.

Manohar Parrikar led DAC approves Rs 800 cr plus projects for enhancing surveillance of India’s coastline

Minister for Defence, Manohar Parrikar led Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Tuesday in a bid to enhance surveillance of India’s Coastline approved Rs 800 cr project for setting up of 38 new radar and 4 mobile surveillance stations and two Vessel Traffic Management Systems at the Gulf of Kutch and Khambat.

Co-ordinated Ops of Su-30s, Jaguars, IL 78 (AAR), MiG 29Ks INS Vikramaditya At TROPEX-2017

TROPEX 17 assumes special significance in the backdrop of the current security scenario, being aimed at testing combat readiness of the combined fleets of the Indian Navy, and the assets of the Indian Air Force, Indian Army and the Indian Coast Guard. It will also strengthen inter-operability and joint operations in a complex environment.

Modi’s Act East Policy To Further Export of Akash and Bramhos Missile To Vietnam

In line with Government’s Act East Policy, both public and private defence companies are looking to export defence products and equipments to friendly nations like Vietnam, Thailand and others.   India has held a range of talks on the sale of indigenously developed surface-to-air Akash missile and supersonic Bramhos missile to Vietnam, the government today […]

Israeli designed underwater harbour defence, surveillance system launched

Harbour Defence and security of Mumbai gets a boost with launch of underwater harbour defence, surveillance system in Mumbai on February 3.

Indian Air Force Airlifted Six Diesel Tankers With A Total Capacity Of 96 Kilolitres

Indian Air Force airlifted six diesel tankers with a total capacity of 96 kilolitres diesel from Guwahati to Imphal on 22 and 23 Jan 2017. Heavy lift transport aircraft C-17 was employed for the purpose.

Army Firepower Stimulus To Augment New Age Solutions From Industry and Academia

January 9, 2017, for the first time, saw a blend of industry and academia at the Army’s “firepower show” conducted at the Artillery School, Deolali in Maharashtra. This convergence brought together a large section of India’s defence industry including leaders like the Larsen & Toubro, Tata’s, Bharat Forge and others along with various mid-segment industry groups, SMEs and MSMEs as also representatives of leading academic institutions including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), the Bangalore-based Indian Institute of Science (IISc), and other academic organisations from across the country.

14 Indian Private Cos Have Licences To Manufacture Ammunition : MoS Defence In Lok Sabha

Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre told the Lok Sabha on November 18, 2016 that the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has issued 14 licenses to 14 Indian Private companies for manufacture of ammunition. The MoS Defence told the House on Thursday that the private companies having industrial licenses can get the orders against competitive bidding.

Deliveries of 36 Rafale Fighter Jets To Commence From September 2019

The Rs 58,000 crore deal executed by India to purchase 36 Rafale fighter jets from France is undoubtedly one the most well negotiated pacts and one that will bring along huge gains for the domestic aviation industry besides creating job openings for the people of India. The deliveries of the fighter jets will commence from September, 2019, Dr Subhash Bhamre informed the Lok Sabha on November 18, 2016.

EXCLUSIVE: Travel With DefenceAviationPost.com To Manufacturing Facilities of Major Defence Manufacturers in India

As India gears up to place some major orders in the Defence sector in the coming days under the Make in India initiative, DefenceAviationPost.com (your one point stop for news on Defence and Aviation) has decided to bring for its readers a special series that will include visits to various facilities of leading public and private sector players in the defence sector as also detailed interactions and interviews with the who’s who in the Defence sector. In the days to come and through similar such visits that DefenceAviationPost.com has planned with the leading players in India’s defence sector, we aim to provide a first-hand account of information for our readers. (Watch out for more in the days to come.)

First Training Squadron Visits Chittagong (Bangladesh)

India and Bangladesh have a close, long-standing relationship covering a wide spectrum of activities and interactions, which has strengthened over the years. The people of India and Bangladesh have close cultural bonds and a shared vision of a democratic society. The present deployment of the Training Squadron to Chittagong would further cement the close relations between the two nations and the two navies.

Engaging Immediate Neighbourhood Is One Of My Top Priorities: Gen Bipin Rawat

trategic reach of India, with the expansion of its Navy and Air Force, is ever increasing. In line with this thought process, Gen Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff, has planned to commence his international engagements with the immediate neighbourhood with the aim of conveying the importance that India attaches to its neighbours

Genral Bipin Rawat-“We have to review our strategy towards countering insurgency and follow very dynamic procedures than going with a static approach as in the past,”

“I would like to be fair in my journey and take things in a fair and pragmatic manner, without biases and without any kind of corruption,” India’s Army Chief Genral Bipin Rawat

“Soon See The Three Service Chiefs Watch Movies Together,” Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat

Keeping in line with other modern Armed forces across the globe, the coming months will witness the Indian Armed Forces steadily moving towards conducting joint operations, exercises and inter-service integration at all levels, the Army Chief Bipin Rawat told DefenceAviationPost.com in an exclusive interview.

Gen Bipin Rawat :The Next Generation In Kashmir Should Not Live Through The Sounds of Gunfire and Smell of Explosives

Insurgency is doing no good to the people of Kashmir and it is the young boys (the Kashmiri’s) who are suffering, said India’s Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat on the back of growing incidents of insurgency in South Kashmir.

Lt Gen S L Narasimhan (Retd) Does An In-Depth Alalysis Of The Make In India Vs Made In China 2025 Program

Made in China 2025 aims to make China a world leader in manufacturing. Make in India is more inward looking and aims to build India’s capacities and capabilities.

Union Budget 2017-18 May Allocate More Funds For India’s Defence Sector

India’s renewed focus on security and aggressive plans on modernisation of the Armed forces coupled with the focus to spend more on training are indicators that point towards an increased budget allocation for the defence sector.

Whatever be the results of Goa elections, Manohar Parrikar to continue as India’s defence minister : Sources

While it may be a bit early to predict as to who becomes the chief minister of Goa if BJP returns to power but what is becoming apparent is that Manohar Parrikar will not be relived from her s present role and will continue as India’s defence minister.

Made in China 2025, Exclusive Opinion Piece By Lt Gen S L Narasimhan (Retd)

Made in China 2025 is China’s answer to the sluggish growth in manufacturing by the use of ICT, cloud computing and big data. Will it succeed is anybody’s guess.

Shed the flab, reduce wasteful expenditure, modernise combat forces, says the Shekatkar expert committee report

A 4-star chief of defence staff (CDS) as the chief military adviser to the defence minister, devising an integrated war approach by the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force, financial management reforms and doing away with the multi-layered system of according financial clearances (first within the finance division of MoD and then at the finance ministry), effective utilisation of resources and roll on of unused funds are some of the proposals of the Lt Gen DB Shekatkar expert committee.

Army Firepower Stimulus To Augment New Age Solutions From Industry and Academia

January 9, 2017, for the first time, saw a blend of industry and academia at the Army’s “firepower show” conducted at the Artillery School, Deolali in Maharashtra. This convergence brought together a large section of India’s defence industry including leaders like the Larsen & Toubro, Tata’s, Bharat Forge and others along with various mid-segment industry groups, SMEs and MSMEs as also representatives of leading academic institutions including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), the Bangalore-based Indian Institute of Science (IISc), and other academic organisations from across the country.

Eyeing India, Japan and US: China holds exercise with latest ballistic missiles

China’s newly-formed Rocket Force has held an exercise with advanced DF-16 medium-range ballistic missile with a range of over 1,000 kms that could threaten a number countries, including India, Japan and the US

Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba On A 5-Day Visit To India’s Strategic Tri-Service Command

Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) and Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS)accompanied by Mrs. Reena Lanba, President NWWA arrived at Port Blair on their five day visit to Andaman and Nicobar Command on 31 Jan 17

Two Kirti Chakras and 10 Shaurya Chakras To The Indian Army Personnel on 68th Republic Day

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee has approved the award of two Kirti Chakras and ten Shaurya Chakras to the Indian Army personnel on the occasion of Republic Day 2017 has been included in the list of citations

17 states and 6 central ministries to showcase their tableaux in Republic Day Parade 2017

This year Republic Day Parade on Rajpath will witness tableaux from 17 States and Six Ministries of the Central Government

Reliance Defence Delivers A New-built Panamax Bulk Carrier To One Of The Largest International Shipping Company

Reliance defence delivers a newbuilt panamax bulk carrier to one of the largest international shipping company seventh panamax vessels with ice – class technology meeting the latest environmental norms. One of the largest dry bulk carrier of its class built in india. Reliance shipyard the only indian private sector shipyard to deliver a panamax class vessel till date.

Gen Bipin Rawat Calls On PM Modi

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday called on the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in New Delhi.

Air India contests Flightstats report on its OTP

National Carrier, Air India has contested reports on airlines on time performance (OTP) published by FlightStats, a flight tracking and mentoring services provider. FlightStats report ranked Air India as the third worst performer.

Exclusive Pics of Army’s firepower “show” at the Artillery School

Indian Army’s initiative of Modernisation through Indigenisation and Wining Indian Wars With Indian Solutions.

A Step Closer to Its Vision Of `Wining Indian Wars With Indian Solutions’, Indian Army Inks An MoU With IIT Bombay

Indian Army and IIT Bombay signed a MoU for collaboration on research for futuristic requirements of the Army and determining solutions for various problems

MoS Defence Visits DRDO’s Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex

Sustained contributions of Missile Complex have gone a long way in strengthening the indigenous defence capabilities and industries of our country, Dr. Bhamre said during his visit to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Missile Complex, Hyderabad on Thursday (January 05, 2017).

China building third aircraft carrier to protect ‘overseas interests’

China is building a third aircraft carrier based on American models as it seeks to fortify its claims in the disputed South China Sea+ and dominate the larger Indian Ocean region to realise its blue water aspirations.

Trump names Lt Gen HR McMaster as national security adviser

US President Donald Trump has named Lt Gen HR McMaster as his national security adviser.

MBDA Awarded Additional Marte Anti-Ship Missile Contract By UAE

MBDA has been awarded a contract by the UAE Navy to supply additional Marte MK2/N anti-ship missiles.

China’s Air Warfare Wing to Debut at 11th Edition of Aero India 2017

For the first time in history of Aero India, Chinese Army’s Air warfare wing will take part in the show at Bengaluru. Indian government has cleared China’s participation in the event beginning from February 14

In a first, Chinese delegation to participate in Aero India

China will participate for the first time in the Aero India, the biennial International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition, officials said Monday.

North Korea Tests Ballistic Missile, US To Avoid Escalation

North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea early on Sunday, the first such test since US President Donald Trump was elected, and his administration indicated that Washington would have a calibrated response to avoid escalating tensions.

Lt Gen S L Narasimhan (Retd) Does An In-Depth Alalysis Of The Make In India Vs Made In China 2025 Program

Made in China 2025 aims to make China a world leader in manufacturing. Make in India is more inward looking and aims to build India’s capacities and capabilities.

Accelerating Defence Ties With India, Boeing Creates Indian Arm- Boeing Defense India

Boeing on Wednesday announced the establishment of Boeing Defense India (BDI), a local operating entity. This India specific entity will support the Boeing’s future growth objectives in India in the areas of services and support, sales and marketing, sourcing, manufacturing and engineering.

Eyeing India, Japan and US: China holds exercise with latest ballistic missiles

China’s newly-formed Rocket Force has held an exercise with advanced DF-16 medium-range ballistic missile with a range of over 1,000 kms that could threaten a number countries, including India, Japan and the US

PM Narendra Modi to visit Israel sometimes In June-July this year to stregthen bilateral ties

As India and Israel celebrate 25 years of bilateral diplomatic ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit India’s major defence partner–Israel this year to further strengthen the existing bilateral ties between the two nations.

Engaging Immediate Neighbourhood Is One Of My Top Priorities: Gen Bipin Rawat

trategic reach of India, with the expansion of its Navy and Air Force, is ever increasing. In line with this thought process, Gen Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff, has planned to commence his international engagements with the immediate neighbourhood with the aim of conveying the importance that India attaches to its neighbours

Genral Bipin Rawat-“We have to review our strategy towards countering insurgency and follow very dynamic procedures than going with a static approach as in the past,”

“I would like to be fair in my journey and take things in a fair and pragmatic manner, without biases and without any kind of corruption,” India’s Army Chief Genral Bipin Rawat

“Soon See The Three Service Chiefs Watch Movies Together,” Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat

Keeping in line with other modern Armed forces across the globe, the coming months will witness the Indian Armed Forces steadily moving towards conducting joint operations, exercises and inter-service integration at all levels, the Army Chief Bipin Rawat told DefenceAviationPost.com in an exclusive interview.

INS Betwa On Even Keel: To Be Fully Operational By April 2018

NS Betwa, a P-16A Class frigate has been made upright by the unstinted efforts put in by the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai and the salvage firm M/s Resolve Marine, specially contracted for the operation.

PM Modi clears air defence missile deal with Israel for Rs 17,000 crore

Giving a strong push to India-Israel defence ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday cleared a mega deal for the Army worth Rs 17,000 crore to acquire the Medium Range Surface to Air Defence Missile (MR-SAM) system from Israel to protect India’s airspace from enemy aircraft and drones.

Spotted at Aero India 2017: Manohar Parrikar, Anil Ambani and IAF chief

At Aero India, Asia’s largest air show, the VVIPs visited scores of stands at the Yelahanka air force station near Bengaluru. They wanted a glimpse of the wares and technologies on offer.

Centre not for terming Pakistan a ‘terror state’

The Centre will oppose a Private Member’s Bill moved in the Rajya Sabha recently seeking to declare countries like Pakistan “terror states.” Independent Member of Parliament Rajeev Chandrasekhar had moved The Declaration of Countries as Sponsor of Countries as Sponsor of Terrorism Bill, 2016 to impose legal, economic and travel sanctions on citizens of countries […]

INSV Tarini Inducted – All Woman Crew Scheduled To Sail Her Around The Globe Commencing August 2017

The Indian Navy’s second ocean going sailboat Tarini was inducted, in presence of host of dignitaries at a glittering ceremony at INS Mandovi Boat Pool.

AERO India International seminar – Prelude to AERO India 2017 inaugurated by Dr. VK Saraswat, member NITI Aayog

he 11th edition of the Aero India International Seminar, a prelude to the Aero India 2017 was inaugurated today at Yelahanka, Bengaluru by Dr. VK Saraswat

In a first, Chinese delegation to participate in Aero India

China will participate for the first time in the Aero India, the biennial International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition, officials said Monday.

Gen Bipin Rawat :The Next Generation In Kashmir Should Not Live Through The Sounds of Gunfire and Smell of Explosives

Insurgency is doing no good to the people of Kashmir and it is the young boys (the Kashmiri’s) who are suffering, said India’s Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat on the back of growing incidents of insurgency in South Kashmir.

PM Modi clears air defence missile deal with Israel for Rs 17,000 crore

Giving a strong push to India-Israel defence ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday cleared a mega deal for the Army worth Rs 17,000 crore to acquire the Medium Range Surface to Air Defence Missile (MR-SAM) system from Israel to protect India’s airspace from enemy aircraft and drones.

Pax traffic continues solid growth; SpiceJet most punctual airline

India’s air passenger traffic crew by 25.13% in January 2017 with domestic airlines carrying 95.79 lakh passengers as against 76.55 lakh during the corresponding period last year.

Aero India 2017: Airbus Eyes India’s Defence And Civil Helicopter Markets

As India looks to modernise its ageing fleet of helicopters under the Make in India programme, Europe’s Airbus Helicopters is looking to tap both the defence and civil helicopter market In India.

Air India inducts first A320neo into its fleet

Aiming to bolster its capacity in the domestic market, Air India today inducted the first Airbus A320neo aircraft into its fleet

SpiceJet best bet in aviation sector: AnandRathi

Team Defenceaviationpost SpiceJet, the best performing aviation stock in the world in 2015, has been described as the best bet in the Indian aviation sector by AnandRathi. “The outlook continues to be robust. We retain our Buy rating,” AnandRathi Research said in a report dated February 15 putting the target price for the stock at […]

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Dynamatic Technologies Ltd (DTL) Sign pact to jointly produce UAVs in India

The agreement encompasses the transfer of technology and production capabilities from IAI to DTL to enable the indigenous capability for mini UAV systems for the benefit of Indian end-users and in support of the Indian government’s “Make in India” initiative.

Dr S Christopher Inagurates DRDO Young Scientists Meet

DRDO Young Scientists Meet (YSM) 2017 was inaugurated today by Dr. S Christopher, Secretary, DDR&D and Chairman DRDO at Yelahanka, Bengaluru on the sidelines of Aero India Seminar. For the first time the event has been planned during Aero India to provide an opportunity for the young scientists to witness the biennial mega event.

Samtel to showcase Futuristic Technologies at Aero India 2017

Samtel Avionics Ltd. (SA), one of India?s leading aerospace and defence firms, along with its joint venture companies ? Samtel HAL Display Systems Ltd.

23 Dreamliner Aircraft Already Acquired By Air India, 4 More to Come

Air India will acquire four more Dreamliner aircrafts after it acquired 23 ‘Dreamliners’. Air India has acquired these 23 Dreamliners progressively from September, 2012 to 9th January, 2017.

“Soon See The Three Service Chiefs Watch Movies Together,” Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat

Keeping in line with other modern Armed forces across the globe, the coming months will witness the Indian Armed Forces steadily moving towards conducting joint operations, exercises and inter-service integration at all levels, the Army Chief Bipin Rawat told DefenceAviationPost.com in an exclusive interview.

PM Modi clears air defence missile deal with Israel for Rs 17,000 crore

Giving a strong push to India-Israel defence ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday cleared a mega deal for the Army worth Rs 17,000 crore to acquire the Medium Range Surface to Air Defence Missile (MR-SAM) system from Israel to protect India’s airspace from enemy aircraft and drones.

Manohar Parrikar led DAC approves Rs 800 cr plus projects for enhancing surveillance of India’s coastline

Minister for Defence, Manohar Parrikar led Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Tuesday in a bid to enhance surveillance of India’s Coastline approved Rs 800 cr project for setting up of 38 new radar and 4 mobile surveillance stations and two Vessel Traffic Management Systems at the Gulf of Kutch and Khambat.

Centre not for terming Pakistan a ‘terror state’

The Centre will oppose a Private Member’s Bill moved in the Rajya Sabha recently seeking to declare countries like Pakistan “terror states.” Independent Member of Parliament Rajeev Chandrasekhar had moved The Declaration of Countries as Sponsor of Countries as Sponsor of Terrorism Bill, 2016 to impose legal, economic and travel sanctions on citizens of countries […]

President of India Congratulates DRDO on the Successful Test-Firing of the PRITHVI Defence Vehicle Interceptor Missile

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee congratulated DRDO on the successful test-firing of the Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV) Interceptor Missile.

ITBP troops get snow scooters to patrol Chinese border

Expensive and sleek snow scooters, usually found at ice-capped tourist spots for adventure sport lovers, have for the first time been inducted for patrol by ITBP troops along the Sino-Indian frontier.

Interceptor missile successfully hits incoming missile in sky, big step towards two-layered shield

India took a big step towards an operational two-tier ballistic missile defence (BMD) system by testing a high-altitude interceptor missile to destroy an incoming ballistic missile over the Bay of Bengal on Saturday morning.

India to make 6 more AWACS on Airbus platform

India will build six more next-generation Airborne Warning and Control Systems (AWACS) on the Airbus platform to enhance surveillance and detection with longer range and complete view, a top official said on Sunday

Suspect Tampering Line of Contol in Poonch Sector Apprehended

In the wee hours of the intervening night of 11 & 12 February 2017, a suspicious movement of a person, attempting to cut the electrical cable of the anti-infiltration border fence was detected in general area of Poonch sector.

IAF to get ‘eye in the sky’ to snoop on Pakistani and Chinese air force

The Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEWC) aircraft will be inducted on Dec 23 at Chitradurga Range in Karnataka.

Engaging Immediate Neighbourhood Is One Of My Top Priorities: Gen Bipin Rawat

trategic reach of India, with the expansion of its Navy and Air Force, is ever increasing. In line with this thought process, Gen Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff, has planned to commence his international engagements with the immediate neighbourhood with the aim of conveying the importance that India attaches to its neighbours

Gen Bipin Rawat :The Next Generation In Kashmir Should Not Live Through The Sounds of Gunfire and Smell of Explosives

Insurgency is doing no good to the people of Kashmir and it is the young boys (the Kashmiri’s) who are suffering, said India’s Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat on the back of growing incidents of insurgency in South Kashmir.

Prepared for a two front war with Pak and China but would prefer co-operation than confrontation : Gen Bipin Rawat

While making it clear that Indian Armed Forces were capable and prepared to go for a two front war if need arises, Gen Rawat said he prefers co-operation than confrontation. He said while we (India, Pakistan and China) may be competing with each other for space and economic development and prosperity, there are also areas of co-operation which he said should be our focus.

In West Asia, a new order shaped by Russia emerges

As the evacuation of rebel-held eastern districts of the Syrian city of Aleppo continues, a new order seems to be emerging in West Asia. The UN Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously called for UN officials and others to play a role in observing the evacuation of people from the last rebel-held slivers of eastern Aleppo.

Lasting love or a one-time affair?

They say politics make for strange bedfellows. Nothing could be stranger than two business leaders whispering sweet nothings into each other’s ears… Nawaz Sharif and Donald Trump.

“L&T expects order inflows of upto Rs 50,000 crore over the next 3-4 years from major Defence programs,” Jayant D Patil.

Out of the Rs 50,000 crore orders anticipated, some major programs to fructify soon would include Tracked and Towed Gun Systems, Military Communication Station Project, Akash missiles propulsion airframes and launchers for Air Force, Army Bridging Systems, Naval weapon launch systems.

EXCLUSIVE: Travel With DefenceAviationPost.com To Manufacturing Facilities of Major Defence Manufacturers in India

As India gears up to place some major orders in the Defence sector in the coming days under the Make in India initiative, DefenceAviationPost.com (your one point stop for news on Defence and Aviation) has decided to bring for its readers a special series that will include visits to various facilities of leading public and private sector players in the defence sector as also detailed interactions and interviews with the who’s who in the Defence sector. In the days to come and through similar such visits that DefenceAviationPost.com has planned with the leading players in India’s defence sector, we aim to provide a first-hand account of information for our readers. (Watch out for more in the days to come.)

Exclusive With Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar After India Signed the Rafale Deal

By All Yardsticks, Rafale Deal Is One Of The Best Pacts Negotiated By India So Far. Experts say that the 36 Rafale jets coming fitted with Meteors and Scalp will shake up Pakistan Air Force hugely and PLAAF (air warfare branch of China) to a fair extent.

“The New DPP Is An Excellent And Forward looking Piece of Policy Document,” J D Patil, L&T

My personal experience is that many JV’s have been negotiated and inked, but all of these don’t succeed till you have a definite program at hand (realised contracts within 2-3 years).

Exclusive: IDDM inclusion in the new DPP a game changer for Indian Industry, JD Patil, Sr. VP and Head Defence & Aerospace, L&T

In an Exclusive Interview to DefenceAviationPost.com, J D Patil, Senior Vice President and Head Defence & Aerospace, Member of the Board L&T Heavy Engineering

Engaging Immediate Neighbourhood Is One Of My Top Priorities: Gen Bipin Rawat

trategic reach of India, with the expansion of its Navy and Air Force, is ever increasing. In line with this thought process, Gen Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff, has planned to commence his international engagements with the immediate neighbourhood with the aim of conveying the importance that India attaches to its neighbours

“Soon See The Three Service Chiefs Watch Movies Together,” Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat

Keeping in line with other modern Armed forces across the globe, the coming months will witness the Indian Armed Forces steadily moving towards conducting joint operations, exercises and inter-service integration at all levels, the Army Chief Bipin Rawat told DefenceAviationPost.com in an exclusive interview.

Lasting love or a one-time affair?

They say politics make for strange bedfellows. Nothing could be stranger than two business leaders whispering sweet nothings into each other’s ears… Nawaz Sharif and Donald Trump.

“L&T expects order inflows of upto Rs 50,000 crore over the next 3-4 years from major Defence programs,” Jayant D Patil.

Out of the Rs 50,000 crore orders anticipated, some major programs to fructify soon would include Tracked and Towed Gun Systems, Military Communication Station Project, Akash missiles propulsion airframes and launchers for Air Force, Army Bridging Systems, Naval weapon launch systems.

EXCLUSIVE: Travel With DefenceAviationPost.com To Manufacturing Facilities of Major Defence Manufacturers in India

As India gears up to place some major orders in the Defence sector in the coming days under the Make in India initiative, DefenceAviationPost.com (your one point stop for news on Defence and Aviation) has decided to bring for its readers a special series that will include visits to various facilities of leading public and private sector players in the defence sector as also detailed interactions and interviews with the who’s who in the Defence sector. In the days to come and through similar such visits that DefenceAviationPost.com has planned with the leading players in India’s defence sector, we aim to provide a first-hand account of information for our readers. (Watch out for more in the days to come.)

Exclusive With Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar After India Signed the Rafale Deal

By All Yardsticks, Rafale Deal Is One Of The Best Pacts Negotiated By India So Far. Experts say that the 36 Rafale jets coming fitted with Meteors and Scalp will shake up Pakistan Air Force hugely and PLAAF (air warfare branch of China) to a fair extent.

By 2017, India should cross Rs 1 bn in defence export: Manohar Parrikar

Manohar Parrikar In An Exclusive Interview To DefenceAviationPost.com called IDDM in the new DPP policy as the biggest game changer. “A change won’t happen overnight.

Days of getting a defence contract because you know somebody are gone: Baba Kalyani, Bharat Forge

The most worrying operational void of field artillery guns to support the Indian Army in battle is finally being addressed. Companies like Kalyani Group are all geared up…..

Tata Motors to Supply Military Vehicles to Thailand and Myanmar

In line with PM Modi’s “Act East Policy”, India’s leading private sector company and largest auto maker by sales—Tata Motors, is all set to penetrate new markets in South East Asia and secure significant orders….

EXCLUSIVE: I am not born anti-Pakistan: Parrikar

In an Exclusive interview to DefenceAviationPost.com, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said that India wants very good relations with Pakistan. He added that the atmosphere can be still better. “I am not averse to Pakistan’s participation at India’s Defence Expo (an event where so far Pakistan has never been invited before). I don’t see a big issue in inviting or not inviting Pakistan. Traditionally they have not been invited but there is no calibrated decision specifically taken in this regard.” When asked that he could have broken the trend and extended an invite to Pakistan this time around at the DefExpo, Parrikar said, “As I said the atmosphere needs to be developed still better…I hope they continue with the steps and slightly higher level of confidence may even result into Pakistan’s participation at the DefExpo. It is not a big deal.”

INS Viraat: Bought for USD 465 million, world’s oldest warship is value for money

World’s oldest aircraft carrier INS Viraat is due to be decommissioned on March 6. The warship has had a glorious history of service in defence of the country.

Court dismisses MAS appeal, orders release of MH370 documents

Malaysian Airline System Bhd (MAS) has been ordered to provide the relevant documents over the disappearance of Flight MH370 to 76 next of kin of passengers who filed the biggest lawsuit here.

No land to station Rafale fighters in UP, Air force explores other options

After a facing problem in acquiring the land near the airbase, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to shelve plans to base the under-procurement 36 Rafale fighters at Sarsawa,

AirAsia eyes double-digit growth with more passengers and costs control

AirAsia group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said he is forecasting a 10% revenue growth this year after a similar jump to RM6.9bil last year.

What Makes India-UAE Relations Unique And Thriving – Analysis

India has good relations with countries in the Gulf and Middle East. In fact, it has no outstanding issues with any country in the region

Better budgeting for defence

The Union Budget 2017-18 had something for everyone except the armed forces. Defence capital allocation meant for modernisation was abysmally low

White House to propose boosting defence spending

The White House will propose boosting defence spending and slashing funding for longtime Republican targets like the Environmental Protection Agency in a set of marching orders to agencies as it prepares its budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Jaishankar to visit US this week

Immigration restrictions in the U.S. are likely to be highlighted as Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar travels to Washington D.C. to meet senior U.S. officials this week.

Will start receiving ordered Boeing planes from mid-2018, says SpiceJet

Stating that Indian aviation market is the fastest growing in the world, SpiceJet on Monday said that it aspires to be the most profitable airline in the country.

Modi’s ambitious Udaan scheme: JSW Group led by billionaire Savitri Jindal applies for commercial flight operations

JSW Group, the Indian conglomerate led by billionaire Savitri Jindal, applied under a subsidy program spearheaded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to improve flight connectivity for small towns and villages

Spotted at Aero India 2017: Manohar Parrikar, Anil Ambani and IAF chief

At Aero India, Asia’s largest air show, the VVIPs visited scores of stands at the Yelahanka air force station near Bengaluru. They wanted a glimpse of the wares and technologies on offer.

Despite rising threats and Modi’s ‘Make in India’, here is why India’s defense sector isn’t capable of meeting arms requirement

Global arms sales over the last five years reached their highest level since 1990, with India continuing to top the charts as the world’s largest defense importer, a report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute has found.

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Dynamatic Technologies Ltd (DTL) Sign pact to jointly produce UAVs in India

The agreement encompasses the transfer of technology and production capabilities from IAI to DTL to enable the indigenous capability for mini UAV systems for the benefit of Indian end-users and in support of the Indian government’s “Make in India” initiative.

Aeronautical Development Agency pins hopes on LCA Mark 11 use by Navy

Once the product was available, the user would take it.” So I think we have to deal with CNS’s statement towards the Mark I as rejected…,” he said.

After Indian Navy rejection, DRDO says no hope lost on LCA

Weeks after the Indian Navy chief said the LCA-Navy was overweight and that it cannot be used by the force, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has allayed fears of the project becoming redundant even as the navy has floated a request for information (RFI) to procure 56 carrier-borne aircraft in the last week of January.

India Successfully Test Fires Exo-Atmospheric Interceptor Missile

At 0745 hrs today, India successfully conducted a test wherein an incoming ballistic missile target was intercepted by an exo-atmospheric interceptor missile off the Bay of Bengal.

First Indigenous airborne early warning and control system (AEW&C) in IOC configuration to be handed over to IAF during Aero India 2017

The first indigenous Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&C) in IOC configuration shall be handed over to the Indian Air Force (IAF), on 14th February during Aero India 2017 at Yelahanka Air base in Bengaluru.

Make in India in Defence will boost MSME sector

The Centre is attempting to boost MSME sector’s contribution towards indigenous manufacturing in defence from the present 20-30 to 70%in the next five years under its ambitious

India Provides Dedicated Technology Development Fund For Private Defense Firms

In a bid to push domestic manufacturing, Indian government has decided to provide special fund to small defense manufacturing companies for developing new technologies.

Set back for Make in India initiative after IAF says no to advanced Hawk trainer jets

In a probable setback to the Make in India initiative, the Indian Air force has declined the India-United Kingdom jointly developed upgraded advanced Hawk trainer jets.

Watch the true story of Hav Dada of 4 Assam, who sacrificed his life for the nation; Awarded Ashok Chakra

Video Credit : ADGPI-INDIAN ARMY

Welcome to an emerging Asia: India and China stop feigning friendship while Russia plays all sides

After a few timid signs of warming, Sino-Indian relations seem to be headed for the freezer. While Beijing refuses to take Indian security concerns seriously, New Delhi may have decided to take the Chinese challenge head-on. To complicate matters for India, its erstwhile ally Russia, which has become a close friend of China, is showing interest in establishing closer ties with Pakistan.

Gen Bipin Rawat Calls On PM Modi

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday called on the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in New Delhi.

India Successfully Test Fires Indigenous DRDO Make Agni IV Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile

At 1140 hours on January 2, 2017 India successfully test fired yet another nuclear capable ballistic missile—Agni IV from Balasore, Odisha

Successful Test Flights Of Agni-5 By DRDO

Agni-5, the Long Range Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile was successfully flight tested by the Defence Reasearch and Development Organisation (DRDO) at 1100hrs from Dr. Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha on Monday, December 26, 2016.

In West Asia, a new order shaped by Russia emerges

As the evacuation of rebel-held eastern districts of the Syrian city of Aleppo continues, a new order seems to be emerging in West Asia. The UN Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously called for UN officials and others to play a role in observing the evacuation of people from the last rebel-held slivers of eastern Aleppo.

Admiral Sunil Lanba Visits Japan

In a bid to ​to consolidate existing Maritime Cooperation initiatives as well as explore new avenues​, the Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC is ​currently ​on an official visit to Japan commencing ​Monday, the ​19​th of​ December 2016.

Seeing Is Believing — Watch the Videos on L&T’s Shipbuilding Capabilities

Seeing Is Believing. Watch The Videos Below To Witness What India’s Largest Engineering Conglomerate Has To Offer On The Shipbuilding Front

Manohar Parrikar Awards Skill Certificates and Placement Letters to Retiring Naval Sailors

Perhaps for the first time, retiring personnel of the Indian Armed Forces were handed over Placement Letters to work after retirement. Following the ‘Skill India’ mission launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15 June 2015, retiring naval sailors were awarded with “Skill Certificates” and handed over the “Placement Letters” by Raksha Mantri Manohar Parrikar and the Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy on 18 Nov 2016.

First Training Squadron Visits Chittagong (Bangladesh)

India and Bangladesh have a close, long-standing relationship covering a wide spectrum of activities and interactions, which has strengthened over the years. The people of India and Bangladesh have close cultural bonds and a shared vision of a democratic society. The present deployment of the Training Squadron to Chittagong would further cement the close relations between the two nations and the two navies.

Army Firepower Stimulus To Augment New Age Solutions From Industry and Academia

January 9, 2017, for the first time, saw a blend of industry and academia at the Army’s “firepower show” conducted at the Artillery School, Deolali in Maharashtra. This convergence brought together a large section of India’s defence industry including leaders like the Larsen & Toubro, Tata’s, Bharat Forge and others along with various mid-segment industry groups, SMEs and MSMEs as also representatives of leading academic institutions including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), the Bangalore-based Indian Institute of Science (IISc), and other academic organisations from across the country.

A Step Closer to Its Vision Of `Wining Indian Wars With Indian Solutions’, Indian Army Inks An MoU With IIT Bombay

Indian Army and IIT Bombay signed a MoU for collaboration on research for futuristic requirements of the Army and determining solutions for various problems

Opinion Piece : Calibration in “Valuation Mechanism” Needed To Realise Govt’s “Make in India” Drive

A more pragmatic, market based approach to the valuation of “Indigenous Content” requirement would be to include the imported raw material value in the valuation of “Offset credit” as well as in “Indigenous content” obligation discharge, however limited to those cases only where qualified raw material sources are not available locally in India, says Anirudh Bansal.

Confident of Winning India’s Wars with Indian Solutions, Indian Army Seen Tirelessly Interacting with Industry and Academia

In its quest for modernising India’s defence requirements through indeginisation and promoting the government’s Make in India drive, Yet another interaction was held by the Indian Army at Bangalore on Sep 2 with the Industry and the Academia Under an effort spearheaded by India’s Deputy Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Subrata Saha, UYSM, YSM, VSM** and his team of senior army officers, the Indian Army in co-operation with industry associations like CII and FICCI have held about 20 plus such interactions so far with the industry (that includes large, medium, small, MSMEs and start-ups) and academia (including various IITs and DRDO). These events provided an exclusive opportunity to the industry and academia representatives to understand the requirements and interact with the top brass of Indian Army and seek clarifications directly from the user.

Today, Every Airbus commercial aircraft being produced, is partly Made-in-India:Airbus

Airbus Group has set its sights on exceeding $2 billion in cumulative procurement, covering both civil and defence, up to 2020. In a first for any foreign aerospace and defence…

Engaging Immediate Neighbourhood Is One Of My Top Priorities: Gen Bipin Rawat

trategic reach of India, with the expansion of its Navy and Air Force, is ever increasing. In line with this thought process, Gen Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff, has planned to commence his international engagements with the immediate neighbourhood with the aim of conveying the importance that India attaches to its neighbours

India China Strategic Dialogue, We need to be pragmatic in our expectations, says Lt Gen S L Narasimhan (Retd)

India China Strategic Dialogue in the enhanced format is expected to improve the bilateral relations between both the countries. We need to be pragmatic in our expectations on the outcome of the talks.

India needs fighters more than factories

Visitors to Aero India this year could be forgiven for feeling a sense of déjà vu. Back in 2011, the soundtrack to the show was the roar of fighter aircraft as eager bidders put their jets through their paces.

Cook to become chef at CRPF, barber will be hairstylist

Dhobi, safai karamchari, mali and mochi at CRPF will soon get English titles, while cook will become chef and barber will be called hairstylist as part of a ‘nomenclature facelift’ suggested by the government.

Manohar Parrikar led DAC approves Rs 800 cr plus projects for enhancing surveillance of India’s coastline

Minister for Defence, Manohar Parrikar led Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Tuesday in a bid to enhance surveillance of India’s Coastline approved Rs 800 cr project for setting up of 38 new radar and 4 mobile surveillance stations and two Vessel Traffic Management Systems at the Gulf of Kutch and Khambat.

Arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari booked under stringent anti-black money law

The income tax department has invoked the stringent anti-black money law against defence dealer Sanjay Bhandari and has identified his assets, including several immovable properties in Delhi-NCR and abroad, for attachment.

Centre not for terming Pakistan a ‘terror state’

The Centre will oppose a Private Member’s Bill moved in the Rajya Sabha recently seeking to declare countries like Pakistan “terror states.” Independent Member of Parliament Rajeev Chandrasekhar had moved The Declaration of Countries as Sponsor of Countries as Sponsor of Terrorism Bill, 2016 to impose legal, economic and travel sanctions on citizens of countries […]

MBDA Awarded Additional Marte Anti-Ship Missile Contract By UAE

MBDA has been awarded a contract by the UAE Navy to supply additional Marte MK2/N anti-ship missiles.

Competition led to 30% airfare drop in India: Ashok Gajapathi Raju

The Union Civil Aviation Ministry’s role in ensuring competition between commercial airline companies, along with fall in oil prices globally, led to a drop in air fares by as much as 30 per cent, a minister said on Saturday.

Making sense of foreign secretary S Jaishankar’s visit to Beijing

As India and China embark on their first strategic dialogue under the Narendra Modi government next week, the unpredictable nature of US President Donald Trump’s projection of power could hold the key to how both Asian powers jostle for influence in the region.

INS Viraat: Bought for USD 465 million, world’s oldest warship is value for money

World’s oldest aircraft carrier INS Viraat is due to be decommissioned on March 6. The warship has had a glorious history of service in defence of the country.

“Soon See The Three Service Chiefs Watch Movies Together,” Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat

Keeping in line with other modern Armed forces across the globe, the coming months will witness the Indian Armed Forces steadily moving towards conducting joint operations, exercises and inter-service integration at all levels, the Army Chief Bipin Rawat told DefenceAviationPost.com in an exclusive interview.

Navy war room leak case: SC upholds sacking of naval officers

The Supreme Court has upheld the government’s decision to sack two naval officers facing criminal trial in the 2005 Navy war room leak case.

INS Betwa On Even Keel: To Be Fully Operational By April 2018

NS Betwa, a P-16A Class frigate has been made upright by the unstinted efforts put in by the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai and the salvage firm M/s Resolve Marine, specially contracted for the operation.

Navy invites chief of Royal Navy to give farewell to INS Viraat

In order to bid adieu INS Viraat that served nation for over three decades, Indian navy has planned series of farewell ceremonies on March 6 in Mumbai. Indian sailors, retired and serving, who served on this ship will be part of the ceremony besides UK Navy chief and some officers who were associated with the ship when it was part of Royal Navy.

Tata Advanced Systems win contract from MoD for surface surveillance radar project for Navy

India’s defence ministry (MoD), on Wednesday signed a contract with Tata Advanced Systemes Ltd’s subsidiary NOVA Integrated Systems Limited (NISL), to execute Indian Navy’s Surface Surveillance Radar (SSR) project.

Indian Coast Guard ship ‘Shaunak’ commissioned at Vasco by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu

The Indian Coast Guard commissioned the fourth ship named ‘Shaunak’, in the series of six offshore patrol vessels (OPV).

Manohar Parrikar led DAC approves Rs 800 cr plus projects for enhancing surveillance of India’s coastline

Minister for Defence, Manohar Parrikar led Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Tuesday in a bid to enhance surveillance of India’s Coastline approved Rs 800 cr project for setting up of 38 new radar and 4 mobile surveillance stations and two Vessel Traffic Management Systems at the Gulf of Kutch and Khambat.

Spotted at Aero India 2017: Manohar Parrikar, Anil Ambani and IAF chief

At Aero India, Asia’s largest air show, the VVIPs visited scores of stands at the Yelahanka air force station near Bengaluru. They wanted a glimpse of the wares and technologies on offer.

After 55 Years of Service, INS Viraat May Be Sold for Scrap

INS Viraat – the world’s oldest aircraft carrier in active service – will be decommissioned on 6 March with a ceremonial send-off in Mumbai, informed sources said on Wednesday.

INS Viraat: Bought for USD 465 million, world’s oldest warship is value for money

World’s oldest aircraft carrier INS Viraat is due to be decommissioned on March 6. The warship has had a glorious history of service in defence of the country.

Court dismisses MAS appeal, orders release of MH370 documents

Malaysian Airline System Bhd (MAS) has been ordered to provide the relevant documents over the disappearance of Flight MH370 to 76 next of kin of passengers who filed the biggest lawsuit here.

No land to station Rafale fighters in UP, Air force explores other options

After a facing problem in acquiring the land near the airbase, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to shelve plans to base the under-procurement 36 Rafale fighters at Sarsawa,

AirAsia eyes double-digit growth with more passengers and costs control

AirAsia group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said he is forecasting a 10% revenue growth this year after a similar jump to RM6.9bil last year.

What Makes India-UAE Relations Unique And Thriving – Analysis

India has good relations with countries in the Gulf and Middle East. In fact, it has no outstanding issues with any country in the region

Better budgeting for defence

The Union Budget 2017-18 had something for everyone except the armed forces. Defence capital allocation meant for modernisation was abysmally low

Trump’s navy secretary nominee withdraws

US President Donald Trump’s nominee for navy secretary Philip Bilden, has withdrawn his name from consideration, a media report said.

White House to propose boosting defence spending

The White House will propose boosting defence spending and slashing funding for longtime Republican targets like the Environmental Protection Agency in a set of marching orders to agencies as it prepares its budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Jaishankar to visit US this week

Immigration restrictions in the U.S. are likely to be highlighted as Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar travels to Washington D.C. to meet senior U.S. officials this week.

India to fill gaps in aerial vigilance

With Pakistan and China rapidly modernising their air forces, India has intensified efforts to fill the gaps in its aerial surveillance.

India China Strategic Dialogue, We need to be pragmatic in our expectations, says Lt Gen S L Narasimhan (Retd)

India China Strategic Dialogue in the enhanced format is expected to improve the bilateral relations between both the countries. We need to be pragmatic in our expectations on the outcome of the talks.

DRDO Working On Four New Projects & Technologies For Accurate Avalanche Prediction:Govt

The government said on Friday that DRDO is working on four projects to develop new technologies for more accurate prediction of avalanches

Change of Guards At Ordnance Factory Board: S C Bajpai Is The New Chairman OFB

S C Bajpai has been appointed as the next Director General of Ordnance Factories (DGOF) and chairman, Ordnance Factory Board (OFB).

Fly High with Air India on Special Fares, Passengers can travel on air fares matching Rajdhani Express 2nd AC

National carrier Air India once again brings the joy of booking Air tickets at the price of Rajdhani Express 2nd AC. Passengers travelling on select domestic sectors in the economy class can avail this exclusive offer.

Opinion Piece: Battle For the Mind- China’s Psychological Operations

China aims to win the battle for adversary’s mind by Psychological Warfare even before the battle is joined. She does it in continuum during peace and war. India needs to get her act together on this aspect.

L&T Gets Additional Orders To Build High Speed Interceptor Boats

After the initial order for building 36 interceptor boats for the Indian Coast Guard, L&T is executing additional orders for 18 more boats, totaling 54 orders for construction of a series of high-speed Interceptor Boats (IBs) for the Indian Coast Guard.

Visit L&T’s Kattupalli Shipyard (Chennai) with DefenceAviationPost

L&T’s Kattupalli shipyard is specially designed for modular construction of warships and submarines and integral with a 21500 Ton Ship Lift and Traversing system that is yet another example of in-house designs. Needless to verbalise, the yard is built with in-house expertise and constructed within the house from waterside and marine works to construction of workshops and special facilities like ship lift and traversing system.

Fresh fare war among Airlines

Budget carrier SpiceJet announced its ‘Spicy Annual Sale’ on Monday offering all inclusive one-way fares for as low as Rs 737 for travel to select destinations on its domestic network.

India’s air passenger traffic continues its double digit growth

India’s air passenger traffic grew by 23.20% in October as compared to the same period last year with airlines carrying 86.72 lakh passengers. Passenger traffic grew by 23.18% in the first ten months of 2016 (January-October) as compared to the same period last year with domestic airlines carrying 813.7 lakh passengers.

EXCLUSIVE: Travel With DefenceAviationPost.com To Manufacturing Facilities of Major Defence Manufacturers in India

As India gears up to place some major orders in the Defence sector in the coming days under the Make in India initiative, DefenceAviationPost.com (your one point stop for news on Defence and Aviation) has decided to bring for its readers a special series that will include visits to various facilities of leading public and private sector players in the defence sector as also detailed interactions and interviews with the who’s who in the Defence sector. In the days to come and through similar such visits that DefenceAviationPost.com has planned with the leading players in India’s defence sector, we aim to provide a first-hand account of information for our readers. (Watch out for more in the days to come.)

Engaging Immediate Neighbourhood Is One Of My Top Priorities: Gen Bipin Rawat

trategic reach of India, with the expansion of its Navy and Air Force, is ever increasing. In line with this thought process, Gen Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff, has planned to commence his international engagements with the immediate neighbourhood with the aim of conveying the importance that India attaches to its neighbours

Genral Bipin Rawat-“We have to review our strategy towards countering insurgency and follow very dynamic procedures than going with a static approach as in the past,”

“I would like to be fair in my journey and take things in a fair and pragmatic manner, without biases and without any kind of corruption,” India’s Army Chief Genral Bipin Rawat

“Soon See The Three Service Chiefs Watch Movies Together,” Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat

Keeping in line with other modern Armed forces across the globe, the coming months will witness the Indian Armed Forces steadily moving towards conducting joint operations, exercises and inter-service integration at all levels, the Army Chief Bipin Rawat told DefenceAviationPost.com in an exclusive interview.

Gen Bipin Rawat :The Next Generation In Kashmir Should Not Live Through The Sounds of Gunfire and Smell of Explosives

Insurgency is doing no good to the people of Kashmir and it is the young boys (the Kashmiri’s) who are suffering, said India’s Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat on the back of growing incidents of insurgency in South Kashmir.

Manohar Parrikar led DAC approves Rs 800 cr plus projects for enhancing surveillance of India’s coastline

Minister for Defence, Manohar Parrikar led Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Tuesday in a bid to enhance surveillance of India’s Coastline approved Rs 800 cr project for setting up of 38 new radar and 4 mobile surveillance stations and two Vessel Traffic Management Systems at the Gulf of Kutch and Khambat.

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Dynamatic Technologies Ltd (DTL) Sign pact to jointly produce UAVs in India

The agreement encompasses the transfer of technology and production capabilities from IAI to DTL to enable the indigenous capability for mini UAV systems for the benefit of Indian end-users and in support of the Indian government’s “Make in India” initiative.

Dr S Christopher Inagurates DRDO Young Scientists Meet

DRDO Young Scientists Meet (YSM) 2017 was inaugurated today by Dr. S Christopher, Secretary, DDR&D and Chairman DRDO at Yelahanka, Bengaluru on the sidelines of Aero India Seminar. For the first time the event has been planned during Aero India to provide an opportunity for the young scientists to witness the biennial mega event.

549 Companies To Participate In Aero India 2017

The 11th biennial edition of International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition – Aero India 2017 will be held at the Air Force Station, Yelahanka in Bengaluru from 14th to 18th February 2017.

Accelerating Defence Ties With India, Boeing Creates Indian Arm- Boeing Defense India

Boeing on Wednesday announced the establishment of Boeing Defense India (BDI), a local operating entity. This India specific entity will support the Boeing’s future growth objectives in India in the areas of services and support, sales and marketing, sourcing, manufacturing and engineering.

Co-ordinated Ops of Su-30s, Jaguars, IL 78 (AAR), MiG 29Ks INS Vikramaditya At TROPEX-2017

TROPEX 17 assumes special significance in the backdrop of the current security scenario, being aimed at testing combat readiness of the combined fleets of the Indian Navy, and the assets of the Indian Air Force, Indian Army and the Indian Coast Guard. It will also strengthen inter-operability and joint operations in a complex environment.

Reliance Defence seeks more alliances for a bigger pie in the security sector

Anil Ambani-led Reliance Defence Ltd, which has been making headlines with spate of agreements and contracts in the defence sector, is hungry for more.

Tarini To Be Inducted Into Indian Navy On 18 February 17

The Indian Navy’s second ocean going sailboat Tarini will be inducted at a ceremony scheduled to be held at the INS Mandovi Boat Pool on evening of 18 February 2017.

Aero India 2017: Airbus Eyes India’s Defence And Civil Helicopter Markets

As India looks to modernise its ageing fleet of helicopters under the Make in India programme, Europe’s Airbus Helicopters is looking to tap both the defence and civil helicopter market In India.

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Dynamatic Technologies Ltd (DTL) Sign pact to jointly produce UAVs in India

The agreement encompasses the transfer of technology and production capabilities from IAI to DTL to enable the indigenous capability for mini UAV systems for the benefit of Indian end-users and in support of the Indian government’s “Make in India” initiative.

Israel Aerospace Industries and Kalyani Group to incorporate a JV in India to Manufacture Specific Air Defense Systems

Israel Aerospace Industries, Ltd. (IAI) and Kalyani Strategic Systems Ltd. (KSSL), the defense arm of Kalyani Group, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to incorporate a Joint Venture Company (JVC) in India.

SAAB, ready to offer next generation defence capabilities to India

Swedish Aerospace and Defence firm, SAAB Group on Monday said the company is willing to offer defence capabilities to enable India to manufacture and export next generation fighter jets

Indian missile technology at par with global standards, says Chief Scientific Advisor V.K.

Describing India as an established missile power, Dr V.K. Saraswat, member the Niti Aayog, and the Chief Scientific Advisor to the Ministry of Defence, on Firday said the Indian missile technologies are at par with global standards

Urgent arms deals of Rs 20,000 crore inked to keep forces ready

India is finally taking steps to make its armed forces fighting fit. The country has inked a flurry of emergency deals for ammunition and spares worth around Rs 20,000 crore over the last two to three months to ensure its fighters and tanks, infantry and warships, are all ready to go to battle at short notice. Reports Times Of India.

Modi’s Act East Policy To Further Export of Akash and Bramhos Missile To Vietnam

In line with Government’s Act East Policy, both public and private defence companies are looking to export defence products and equipments to friendly nations like Vietnam, Thailand and others.   India has held a range of talks on the sale of indigenously developed surface-to-air Akash missile and supersonic Bramhos missile to Vietnam, the government today […]

Thales appoints Emmanuel de Roquefeuil as the new VP and Country Director for India.

Thales, a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets, has appointed Emmanuel de Roquefeuil as its new Vice President and Country Director for India.

Aero India 2017: Airbus Eyes India’s Defence And Civil Helicopter Markets

As India looks to modernise its ageing fleet of helicopters under the Make in India programme, Europe’s Airbus Helicopters is looking to tap both the defence and civil helicopter market In India.

Change of Guards At Ordnance Factory Board: S C Bajpai Is The New Chairman OFB

S C Bajpai has been appointed as the next Director General of Ordnance Factories (DGOF) and chairman, Ordnance Factory Board (OFB).

Indian Air Force Airlifted Six Diesel Tankers With A Total Capacity Of 96 Kilolitres