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More Rafale fighters for India? Dassault hopes to start talks by year end

More Rafale fighters for India? Dassault hopes to start talks by year end

French planemaker Dassault Aviation SA hopes to start talks with India by the end of the year for additional sales of its Rafale fighter jet, before full negotiations in 2018, Chief Executive Eric Trappier said in Geneva on Sunday.

US President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman meet in Riyadh

US President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman meet in Riyadh

President Donald Trump opened his first trip abroad since taking office, touching down Saturday in Saudi Arabia for a visit aimed at building stronger partnerships to combat terrorism in the region and moving past the controversies engulfing his young administration

Army demands its own ‘Mini Air Force’ to target enemy infantry and tanks

Army demands its own ‘Mini Air Force’ to target enemy infantry and tanks

The Army has now strongly revived its old quest for a “mini air force” of its own, in a move that has been bitterly opposed by the IAF in the past.

Three services are split on forming joint theatre commands

Three services are split on forming joint theatre commands

While the chiefs of the three defence services appeared together to issue the Joint Doctrine last month, the three forces disagree on the proposal to create integrated theatre commands

India, Russia military drills to be held in tri-service format

India, Russia military drills to be held in tri-service format

India and Russia are working on a new format of military exercises involving their armies, navies and air forces, a first for both countries

US successfully tests upgraded B61-12 nuclear bomb on F-16 for first time

US successfully tests upgraded B61-12 nuclear bomb on F-16 for first time

The United States has successfully tested the latest upgrade to its B61, sending General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon multirole fighter to drop the intermediate yield strategic and tactical thermonuclear bomb over a military training area in Nevada

Exclusive: Indian Air Force raising combat force to guard airbases

Exclusive: Indian Air Force raising combat force to guard airbases

The Air Force is raising an army to cover all its bases. Seeking to foil any Pathankot-like attacks by Pakistani groups, the IAF is creating a combat force of its own men and women who are being trained in Punjab’s Bathinda district to tackle such terror strikes.

PM: India keen to buy MiG-29 aircraft from Malaysia

PM: India keen to buy MiG-29 aircraft from Malaysia

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the proposal was among the aspects of military cooperation agreed to by Malaysia and India.

No women Air Force cadets opt for combat role

No women Air Force cadets opt for combat role

Nearly a year after Flying Officers Avani Chaturvedi, Mohana Singh and Bhawana Kanth were commissioned in the Indian Air Force (IAF) as India’s first women fighter pilots

History of Indian armed forces

History of Indian armed forces

Gokul M Nair Once considered a tepid sideshow of our colonial past, the study of military history is gaining traction because it feeds several disciplines from international relations, sociology, and public policy

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