16 new airports are to be built in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra

NEW DELHI:India’s Civil Aviation Minister : Jyotiraditya M. Scindia has stressed on the need of better integration among all stakeholders, particularly States and UTs, for the success of PM-Gati Shakti. Addressing the PM-Gati Shakti Conference(Virtual) for the Central Zone. Scindia said that the success of PM Gati Shakti will catalyse the multi-model connectivity in the […]

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Tri-Service Andaman & Nicobar Command inducts Advanced Light Helicopter MK III

NEW DELHI: In a boost to maritime security, the indigenous Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) MK III aircraft was formally inducted at INS Utkrosh by Commander-in-Chief, Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN) Lieutenant General Ajai Singh at Port Blair on January 28, 2022. As the rotor blades of the versatile helicopter cut through the air, aircraft were […]

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Jet Airways appoints Priyapal Singh as its ‘accountable manager’

NEW DELHI: Grounded carrier Jet Airways has appointed Priyapal Singh as its ‘accountable manager’, replacing Sudhir Gaur who resigned from the company late last year, an airline source said on Friday. A seasoned pilot, Singh took over the charge of the position in January, according to the source. The source also said that immediately after […]

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India to export BrahMos missiles to Philippines, signs $374-mn deal

NEW DELHI: India got its first ever export order for BrahMos missiles on Friday when the Philippines’ Defence Ministry signed $374-million contract with BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited to supply an undisclosed number of missiles, military officials said. The BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited (BAPL), an India-Russian joint venture, produces the supersonic cruise missile BrahMos that can […]

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India notifies drone certification scheme to boost indigenous manufacturing

NEW DELHI: India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) on Wednesday notified a drone certification scheme to ensure minimum safety and quality requirements as it will boost indigenous manufacturing, an official statement said. “The drone certification scheme notified on January 26, 2022, under Rule 7 of the liberalized Drone Rules, 2021 will help in simpler, faster […]

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China sends 39 warplanes toward Taiwan, largest in new year

By Huizhong Wu TAIPEI: China flew 39 warplanes toward Taiwan in its largest such sortie of the new year, continuing a pattern that the island has answered by scrambling its own jets in response. The formation Sunday night included 24 J-16 fighter jets and 10 J-10 jets, among other support aircraft and electronic warfare aircraft, […]

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DRDO to display two tableaux during Republic Day parade 2022

NEW DELHI: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will display two tableaux during the forthcoming Republic Day Parade on January 26, 2022. The tableaux are ‘Suite of Indigenously Developed Sensors, Weapons and Electronic Warfare Systems for LCA Tejas’ and ‘Air Independent Propulsion System (AIP)’ developed for the submarines of Indian Navy. The first tableau displays […]

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Airbus cancels $6 billion contract with Qatar Airways after paint fight

NEW DELHI: Airbus has taken the extraordinary step of cancelling a multi-billion-dollar order of 50 planes from Qatar Airways, a major customer, in an escalating feud over the airline’s grounding of A350 aircraft. The Qatari company, one of the Gulf region’s “big three” carriers, has grounded nearly half of its 53-plane A350 fleet over degradation of […]

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Modair sets up tech-enabled air logistics firm

NEW DELHI: Aviation firm Modair said on Friday it has set up a tech-enabled air logistics company Modair Express to cater to the cargo market, connecting Tier-II and Tier -III towns with the key cities across the country. Making same day delivery feasible, the newly launched company is a multi-phased project to ensure maximum coverage […]

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