Archive For The “Business” Category

Tamil Nadu Defence Corridor May Have Projects On Aerospace, Missile Parts

Defence manufacturing will get a shot in the arm with a series of projects set to be announced for the Tamil Nadu Defence Corridor, the second such hub in the country. The projects may include aerospace, hand-held weapons, parts of missiles and manufacture of composites. Secretary of Defence Production Mr Ajay Kumar said that the […]

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India to buy 2 more AWACS worth Rs 5.7k crore from Israel

Highlights India is finally close to approving the over $800 million (around Rs 5,700 crore) deal for two more “Phalcon” airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft from Israel Armed forces are also looking to induct additional “Heron” surveillance and armed drones as well as “Harop” killer unmanned aerial vehicles India is finally close to […]

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MoD to discuss proposal on acquiring torpedoes for nuclear submarine

Already delayed by many years, the Defence Ministry is expected to discuss a proposal for acquiring heavyweight torpedoes for the nuclear submarine INS Arihant and the six Scorpene-class submarines being built for the Indian Navy.  “A high-level meeting of the Defence Ministry is expected to discuss the proposal to acquire heavy-weight torpedoes for the INS […]

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Why doesn’t India replace the fleets of the MiG-29 as it is decades old?

The MiG-29 is one of the IAF’s premier Air Defense fighters. Whilst always appreciated for its raw performance, the MiG-29 was not acquired in bulk or series produced in India. Among the primary reasons were the inability of MiG-MAPO to properly support the IAF during its initial service and their continued reluctance to share design […]

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31 aircraft register for flying display at aero

The controversial Rafale and indigenous Tejas aircraft are likely to be the eye-catchers at the biannual Aero India 2019, to be held in the city between February 20 and 24. Speaking to reporters ahead of the 12th edition of the carnival, Air Commondore Ravuri Sheetal, air officer (commanding) at Yelahanka Air Force Station (AFS), said […]

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Better amenities atAero India this time

Scores of war planes and helicopters from India and around the world will regale enthusiasts during the 5-day event from February 20 Guess where two Indira Canteens, albeit temporary, will come up next month. At Air Force Station Yelahanka. Aero India 2019 is less than a month away and its venue forthe 12th time, the […]

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Aero-India: 5.5 lakh visitors; Rafale to fly

A Rafale on flight display as crowds watch at the 2017 airshow in Yelahanka. DH file photo The controversial Rafale jets will catch everyone’s attention as they take o yet again at the 12th Aero India 2019, the biggest aerospace exposition this side of the world. The five-day show will come alive on February 20 […]

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MoD may invite private companies to bid for Rs 21,000 crore Naval Chopper deal

The defence ministry is set to invite private sector companies to participate in the Rs 21,000 crore deal for new naval utility helicopters, which will be the first project to kick off under the strategic partnership (SP) policy under the ‘Make in India’ initiative.  Sources said that the first ‘expression of interest’ (EoI) to the […]

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NY based Aviation Startup BLADE Starting India Operation to Create Your Own Crowdsourced Flights

New York, U.S-based Blade, an aviation startup co-founded by former Sony and Warner Music Group executive Rob Wiesenthal and GroupMe co-founder Mr Steve Martocci, is starting its operations in India in March 2019, with its maiden flight taking off between Mumbai and Pune. Touted as “Uber-for-Helipcopters”, BLADE is a digitally-powered aviation startup that allows users to […]

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India to buy 2 Mirage 2000 aircraft from France virtually free

As controversies over the Rafale refuse to die down, a delegation from the Indian Air Force is scheduled to head to France early next month to inspect two Dassault-made Mirage-2000 aircraft which will be France’s gift to India. while India has signed a deal with France for 36 Rafale jets which will be manufactured by […]

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