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.
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.
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.
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.
The US is not inclined to use tax-payers' money to provide eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, a media report has said.
Pakistan on Thursday said the F-16 jets provide precision strike capability to its on-going campaign against terrorism.
Top US lawmakers have expressed concerns over the Obama Administration's decision to sell eight F-16 fighter 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.
With the Obama Administration contemplating selling F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, the top Republican leadership has expressed concern over it.
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.
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.
The US on Friday offered to produce fighter aircraft jointly with India to promote deeper military ties.
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 have flown their first armed combat mission in Iraq against the Islamic State group but did not launch air strikes, the military said today.
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'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.
Japanese fighter jets shadowed Chinese aircraft patrolling over disputed waters, China's Ministry of Defense said.
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.
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.