There are umpteen reports in the public domain which suggest in no uncertain terms that it is just not the Congress but it is the very Congress culture that is most decadent. For decades the party made the defence sector a den of brokers and middlemen
The silicon city had witnessed a similar incident in May 2020, after which the defence department claimed that the sound was a sonic boom that was caused by a test flight
Book excerpt: In The Tejas Story, a retired air marshal chronicles his experiences of test flying the LCA jets
The story that comes to life through his book is that of his team of pilots and of the LCA programme itself, how it was commissioned, the challenges in the development phase and the pressure of realising the dream of domestically developing a fighter plane.
Day after successful test flight, Defence Acquisition Council clears acquisition of 83 Tejas aircrafts from HAL for Indian Air Force
Tejas, the first Light Combat Aircraft in Final Operational Clearance-standard (SP-21) took to the skies for its maiden flight in Bengaluru on Tuesday.
Narendra Modi to inaugurate DefExpo in Lucknow today; five-day exhibition to showcase products from around 856 Indian defence firms
India's biennial DefExpo will kickstart in Lucknow on Wednesday with the aim of showcasing the potential of the country to become a global defence manufacturing hub.
Hindustan Aeronautics employees to go on 'indefinite strike' from Monday over failure in talks on wage revision
While the HAL on Sunday said workers decided to go ahead with the "indefinite strike" despite it making "all-out efforts" to avert it, an apex body of the employees' unions said the management 'refused' to consider their "fair and reasonable demands"
MS Velpari takes over from Sunil Kumar as Director (Operations) of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited at its at Bengaluru HQ
MS Velpari has taken charge as Director (Operations) at Bengaluru-headquartered Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) from Sunil Kumar who superannuated on Wednesday
India’s move to acquire 114 fifth generation combat jets impressive but leaves IAF vulnerable for years to come
Fact is that this latest call to the world, while impressive, does not address the immediate paucity in the fighter frontline in IAF
Mirage 2000 crash in Bengaluru: Black box data points to technical malfunction, rules out pilots' error, say IAF sources
Black box data of the Mirage 2000 that crashed in Bengaluru killing two IAF pilots has suggested that it was not due to pilot error and indicated towards technical malfunction related to sensors
IAF quality audit in 2013 blamed UPA, NDA govts of inaction to address issues of fund crunch, vintage aircraft
The 2013 confidential quality audit report of the IAF clearly indicts the decision makers in the UPA and previous governments including NDA 1 headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
HAL not interested in Rafale deal now, says chairman R Madhavan; rejects claims of company being ignored by govt
HAL chairman R Madhavan told reportersthe political fight over Rafale has not affected the company's morale and business prospects."Yes, we do feel bad when there are bad things said, but it has not affected us," he said.
Karnataka court imposes Rs 70,000 fine on Hampi temple vandalisers, orders them to restore pillars under police supervision
A Karnataka court on Tuesday imposed a fine of Rs 70,000 on four people in Hampi for damaging ancient pillars of a ruined temple at the world heritage site and ordered the guilty to restore the pillars in the presence of the state police.
CAG report highlights delivery of Rafale aircraft 'faster by a month' in current inter-governmental agreement
The CAG report highlights that according to the original schedule offered by Dassault Aviation 18 aircraft were to be delivered between 37 to 50 months of signing of the contract. The next 18 were to be licensed produced in Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and delivered between 49 to 72 months
Four men held for destroying ancient pillar in Hampi, tell cops say they did it out of 'sheer excitement'
The development had come just days after the Times Magazine listed Hampi World Heritage site as the second must-see place in 2019. Hampi, an ancient village in Karnataka is dotted with numerous ruined temple complexes from the Vijayanagara Empire
Brother of pilot killed in Mirage 2000 crash pens poem slamming bureaucrats for ‘enjoying cheese and wine as warriors fly outdated jets’
A bereaved family member of one of the two test pilots who died in a Mirage 2000 crash in Bengaluru took to Facebook to pen an emotional poem
Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 crash: Aircraft’s black box being sent to France to ascertain reasons behind mishap
India is sending to France the black box of the Mirage 2000 which crashed in Bengaluru and claimed the lives of two pilots to ascertain reasons for the mishap
Depleting IAF squadrons and HAL delays: India's attempt to resurrect defence PSU may come at the cost of national security
Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa said that the IAF's efforts to support HAL have affected the force's fighting abilities
One pilot died as a Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) fighter aircraft crashed in Bengaluru’s Yemlur on Friday
Rahul Gandhi says Manohar Parrikar 'clearly denied' involvement in new Rafale deal 'orchestrated' by Narendra Modi
The Gandhi scion went on to say that as a result of the "crime" committed with Rafale deal, thousands of young Indians all across the country have been kept from getting high paying jobs with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
Between murky political slugfest on Rafale and military hyperbole, Indian Air Force stares at shortfall of squadrons
Between Bipin Rawat's hyperbole and the political slugfest over Rafale, it is the Indian Air Force (IAF) which seems to be losing the war