Indian Navy Expands Fleet with Delivery of 12th P-8I

NEW DELHI: Boeing delivered the 12th P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India, on February 19. This is the fourth of four additional aircraft delivered under the options contract signed by the Ministry of Defence in 2016. “Customer centricity, commitment to the modernization and mission-readiness of India’s defence forces are key values to our partnership with […]

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Boeing, Airbus in talks for multi-jet order from Air India: Report

NEW DELHI: Boeing and Airbus SE are in talks with the new owners of Air India about an order for a raft of new planes, according to people familiar with the matter, part of a plan to rejuvenate the carrier and its fleet. Tata Sons, which acquired the airline from the government last month, has […]

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Taiwan Warns Chinese Aircraft in Its Air Defence Zone

TAIPEI: Taiwan’s air force scrambled again on Thursday to warn away nine Chinese aircraft that entered its air defense zone, Taiwan’s defense ministry said, on the same day that Russia invaded Ukraine, a crisis being watched closely in Taipei. Taiwan, which China claims as its own territory, has complained of regular such missions by the […]

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Ministry of Defence signs MoU to onboard pension services under SPARSH

NEW DELHI: Defence Accounts Department (DAD) of Ministry of Defence has signed an MoU with CSC e-Governance Services India Limited, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, to onboard pension services under the System for Pension Administration (Raksha) {SPARSH} initiative across more than four lakh Common Service Centres (CSCs) all […]

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Indian Navy’s MILAN exercise to be held in Visakhapatnam

NEW DELHI: The latest edition of Indian Navy’s multilateral exercise MILAN 2022 is scheduled to commence from 25 Feb 22 in the ‘City of Destiny’, Visakhapatnam. MILAN 22 is being conducted over a duration of 9 days in two phases with the harbour phase scheduled from 25 to 28 February and Sea Phase from 01 […]

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Financial viability important for starting new overseas flights: Vistara

NEW DELHI: Amid rising oil prices, full service carrier Vistara’s chief Vinod Kannan on Tuesday emphasised that financial viability will be important in deciding on flying to new international destinations. Vistara, which commenced its international operations less than three years ago, currently flies to 11 overseas destinations. “For the remaining ones, I think it is […]

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India, Israel discuss avenues to expand cooperation in Space sector

NEW DELHI: India and Israel discussed avenues for expanding space relations, in the backdrop of reforms in the sector announced by the Narendra Modi government, in addition to ongoing cooperation. Ambassador of Israel to India Naor Gilon called on Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Secretary in the Department of Space, S Somanath at […]

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Airbus signs agreement with CFM International

NEW DELHI: Airbus has signed a partnership agreement with CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines, to collaborate on a hydrogen demonstration programme that will take flight around the middle of this decade. The programme’s objective is to ground and flight test a direct combustion engine fueled by hydrogen, in […]

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Vistara to ramp up manpower to 5,000 this year, says CEO Vinod Kannan

NEW DELHI: Vistara plans to significantly ramp up its staff strength to a total of 5,000 by the end of this year as the full service carrier focuses on increasing capacity utilisation, expanding fleet and further improving overall services. Currently, the airline has around 4,000 people. After being significantly hit by the coronavirus pandemic, including […]

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