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Soaring High: How Light Combat Aircraft Tejas was inducted into Indian Air Force

Jul 01, 2016

Soaring High: How Light Combat Aircraft Tejas was inducted into Indian Air Force

On Friday, the Air Force will induct two Tejas aircraft manufactured by the HAL under the Series Production (SP1 and SP2) along with a trainer aircraft into the IAF’s Number 45 Squadron, the Flying Daggers. The induction is set to take place at the Aircraft Systems Testing Establishment (ASTE) in Bengaluru #IndianAirForce #CriticalPoint #Ministry of Defence #Hindustan Aeronautics Limited #DRDO #Bofors case #LCA Tejas #Defence production #BAE Tornado #MiG aircraft
Parrikar holds parley with industry representatives on defence manufacturing

Jun 11, 2016

Parrikar holds parley with industry representatives on defence manufacturing

Former DRDO chief VK Aatre had earlier this year submitted a report to the defence ministry recommending guidelines for selecting domestic private firms for strategic partnership. #Defence #NewsTracker #Ministry of Defence #Manohar Parrikar #Defence manufacturing
Manohar Parrikar to witness historic commissioning of three women fighter pilots

Jun 10, 2016

Manohar Parrikar to witness historic commissioning of three women fighter pilots

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will attend the commissioning of three women officers fighter pilots for the first time in the IAF history on 18 June. #IndianAirForce #NewsTracker #Defence minister #Ministry of Defence #IAF #Manohar Parrikar
Screw tightens on Sanjay Bhandari after I-T department impounds passport

Jun 09, 2016

Screw tightens on Sanjay Bhandari after I-T department impounds passport

Official sources said the travel document of Bhandari has been impounded by the investigating officer of the case under relevant sections of the Passport Act. #Sonia Gandhi #NewsTracker #Ministry of Defence #Income tax #Robert Vadra #British Virgin Islands #Sanjay Bhandari
PIL in Delhi High Court for public hearing before OROP commission

Jun 01, 2016

PIL in Delhi High Court for public hearing before OROP commission

A PIL for a public hearing on ex-servicemen's grievances by the one-member judicial commission on OROP was on Wednesday moved before the Delhi High Court which is likely to hear the matter on Thursday #NewsTracker #PIL #Delhi High Court #Ministry of Defence #One Rank One Pension #OROP
Parrikar nixes UPA-approved deal with Finmeccanica to equip submarines with torpedoes

May 25, 2016

Parrikar nixes UPA-approved deal with Finmeccanica to equip submarines with torpedoes

Post the Choppergate scandal, the current government has decided to scrap a deal to buy 98 Black Shark torpedoes for the INS Kalvari submarines to be launched this year, leaving the submarines without their ability to fire. #NewsTracker #Ministry of Defence #Manohar Parrikar #Navy #Submarine #Finmeccanica #AgustaWestland #Choppergate #INS Kalvari #Black Shark #torpedoes
Will consider concerns over strategic partnerships with private firms: Parrikar

May 14, 2016

Will consider concerns over strategic partnerships with private firms: Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said that the government has set a target to raise defence exports to $ 2 billion in the next two years. #India #NewsTracker #Ministry of Defence #DRDO #Manohar Parrikar #Defence modernisation process #Tejas LCA #Arms exports
Ships to turn terror targets? UK-trained naval officer defects to Islamic State

May 10, 2016

Ships to turn terror targets? UK-trained naval officer defects to Islamic State

Kuwaiti-born Ali Alosaimi trained on a Merchant Navy course in Britain before allegedly fleeing to join Islamic State, leading to concerns his knowledge could be used to attack shipping. #London #NewsTracker #Ministry of Defence #islamic-state #IS #Merchant Navy