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MiG-29K fighter jets acquired by Indian Navy in a Rs 10,000-crore deal suffer operational faults
India

MiG-29K fighter jets acquired by Indian Navy in a Rs 10,000-crore deal suffer operational faults

The MiG 29K fighter jets acquired from Russia by Indian navy suffer from operational faults making them hardly available for use, according to a CAG report.

Kremlin confirms Putin and Erdogan to meet in Russia early August
World

Kremlin confirms Putin and Erdogan to meet in Russia early August

The Kremlin confirmed on Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan plan to meet in Russia in early August.

India making efforts to block sale of F-16 jets to Pakistan: Sartaj Aziz
World

India making efforts to block sale of F-16 jets to Pakistan: Sartaj Aziz

The Indian lobby has been making "untiring efforts" to reverse the US decision and block the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, sais Sartaj Aziz.

No free lunches: US tells Pakistan to make full payment for F-16 purchase
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No free lunches: US tells Pakistan to make full payment for F-16 purchase

The Obama administration has asked Pakistan to "put forward" its "national funds" to buy the eight F-16 fighter jets as some top American Senators have put a hold on use of the US tax payers' money for this purpose.

US not inclined to use tax payers' money for providing F-16 jets to Pakistan, says report
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US not inclined to use tax payers' money for providing F-16 jets to Pakistan, says report

The US is not inclined to use tax-payers' money to provide eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, a media report has said.

F-16 jets will provide precision strike capability in anti-terror operations: Pakistan
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F-16 jets will provide precision strike capability in anti-terror operations: Pakistan

Pakistan on Thursday said the F-16 jets provide precision strike capability to its on-going campaign against terrorism.

Pakistan could use F-16s against India, warn US lawmakers; Obama asked to review sale
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Pakistan could use F-16s against India, warn US lawmakers; Obama asked to review sale

Top US lawmakers have expressed concerns over the Obama Administration's decision to sell eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan.

US Senate defeats resolution to block sale of F-16 jets to Pakistan
India

US Senate defeats resolution to block sale of F-16 jets to Pakistan

Pakistan is poised to get eight F-16 fighter jets from the US after the Senate rejected a resolution to block the $700 million proposed sale despite objection by some top lawmakers who called Islamabad an "unreliable" ally and questioned its commitment in fighting terrorism.

US shouldn't sell nuclear armed F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan: Republican leader
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US shouldn't sell nuclear armed F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan: Republican leader

With the Obama Administration contemplating selling F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, the top Republican leadership has expressed concern over it.

New book claims Jawaharlal Nehru sought Kennedy's assistance during 1962 Indo-China war
World

New book claims Jawaharlal Nehru sought Kennedy's assistance during 1962 Indo-China war

Former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had sought American assistance and wrote to the then US president John F Kennedy to provide India jet fighters to stem the Chinese tide of aggression during the 1962 Sino-India war, according to a new book.

DAC gives go ahead for further talks with France on Rafale deal
India

DAC gives go ahead for further talks with France on Rafale deal

The Defence Acquisition Council on Wednesday gave the go ahead to further negotiations for purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France talks for which had got stalled, reviving hopes of the deal going through.

US offers to jointly produce fighter aircraft with India
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US offers to jointly produce fighter aircraft with India

The US on Friday offered to produce fighter aircraft jointly with India to promote deeper military ties.

$20 billion Rafale deal hits dead end: Parrikar says LCA to replace MiG 21s
India

$20 billion Rafale deal hits dead end: Parrikar says LCA to replace MiG 21s

Talking about the operational requirement of the Indian Air Force, which currently has 34 Squadrons, Parrikar said LCA would be replacing the ageing MiG 21s, whose life has been extended by another eight years or so.

Australian fighter jets carry out first armed combat mission against IS
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Australian fighter jets carry out first armed combat mission against IS

Australian fighter jets have flown their first armed combat mission in Iraq against the Islamic State group but did not launch air strikes, the military said today.

US fighter jets to now fly out from Iraq's Kurdish airbase: Pentagon
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US fighter jets to now fly out from Iraq's Kurdish airbase: Pentagon

S combat aircraft will soon start flying out of a base in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq as part of an expanded air campaign against Islamic State jihadists, the Pentagon said on Thursday.

Japan may break out of US partnership, build its own fighter jets
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Japan may break out of US partnership, build its own fighter jets

Japan's attempt in the 1980s to build its first purely domestic fighters since World War II faced US resistance and resulted in joint US-Japan development and production of the F-2, the Nikkei newspaper said.

China alleges Japanese jets wrongly entered air space over disputed waters
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China alleges Japanese jets wrongly entered air space over disputed waters

Japanese fighter jets shadowed Chinese aircraft patrolling over disputed waters, China's Ministry of Defense said.

US defense contractor accused of sending military blueprints to India
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US defense contractor accused of sending military blueprints to India

Robert Luba, 47, also pleaded guilty in a New Jersey court to having provided non-conforming "wing pin" components manufactured in India and used in F-15 fighter jets instead of those made in the US under contractual obligations.

Russia to deliver at least 10 MiG-29 M fighter jets to Syria
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Russia to deliver at least 10 MiG-29 M fighter jets to Syria

Sergei Korotkov, general director of the MiG company that makes the jets, told Russian news agencies Friday that a Syrian delegation was in Moscow to discuss terms and deadlines of a new contract supplying MiG-29 M/M2 fighters to Syria.