Indian Army to procure 118 Arjun Mk-1A Main Battle Tanks for Rs 7,523 crore

NEW DELHI: The Defence Ministry placed an order to procure 118 Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) Arjun Mk-1A with the Heavy Vehicles Factory (HVF) in Chennai for the Indian Army on Thursday. The order, worth Rs 7,523 crore, will provide further boost to the ‘Make in India’ initiative in the defence sector and is a big […]

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Airbus gets Rs 22,000 crore contract form Defence Ministry for 56 C-295 transport aircraft

NEW DELHI: India has formalised the acquisition of 56 Airbus C295 aircraft to replace the Indian Air Force (IAF) legacy AVRO fleet as India’s Defence Ministry inked a nearly Rs 22,000 crore contract with Airbus Defence and Space of Spain to procure 56 C-295 medium transport aircraft which will replace Avro-748 planes of the Indian […]

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National Aerospace Laboratories adopts Dassault Systèmes’ solutions to design civil aircraft in India

NEW DELHI: Dassault Systèmes has announced that National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), a constituent of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has adopted the “Passenger Experience” industry solution experience based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to design civil aircraft in India, specifically the Saras Mk-2 program. NAL is also using DraftSight, a feature-rich 2D and 3D […]

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India, Singapore conduct 3-day naval exercise

NEW DELHI: India and Singapore have carried out a mega naval wargame in the southern fringes of the South China Sea over the last three days, in reflection of their growing congruence of interests in the strategically key region. The Indian Navy deployed its guided-missile destroyer INS Ranvijay, anti-submarine warfare corvette INS Kiltan and guided-missile […]

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India, US sign pact for cooperation in development of air-launched UAV

NEW DELHI: India and the United States have signed an agreement for cooperation in the development of Air-Launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (ALUAV), in yet another step to further expand bilateral defence and military cooperation. The defence ministry said on Friday that the Project Agreement (PA) for ALUAV was signed on July 30 under the overall […]

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India extends suspension of international flights till September 30

NEW DELHI: Amid ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Director-General of Civil Aviation on Sunday extended the suspension on scheduled international commercial passenger flights till September 30, 2021, said a circular by the office of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). However, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on case to […]

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India to monetise 25 airports over 4 years, to fetch Rs 20,782 crore

NEW DELHI: The government of India is looking to monetise 25 AAI-managed airports, including Varanasi, Chennai, Nagpur and Bhubaneshwar, over the next four years, which could bring in investments worth Rs 20,782 crore. Further, divestment of Airports Authority of India’s (AAI) residual stake in four airport JVs has also been considered under the national monetisation […]

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China opens new expanded terminal at Lhasa airport in Tibet: Report

BEIJING: China has opened a newly constructed terminal – stated to be the biggest in Tibet – at the provincial capital Lhasa, further expanding the transport infrastructure in the strategic Himalayan region and helping it emerge as a global logistics hub for South Asia, the official media here reported on Monday. Lhasa Gonggar Airport opened […]

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INS Vikrant, India’s first indigenously made aircraft carrier, begins sea trials

NEW DELHI: India’s Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday hailed the launching of sea trials of indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC) ‘Vikrant’ and said designing and building an IAC is a huge achievement for the nation. Sonowal further said the launching of sea trials of ‘Vikrant’ is a true reflection of the Make in India and […]

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India extends suspension on international passenger flights till August 31

NEW DELHI: The coronavirus-induced suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till August 31, aviation regulator DGCA said on Friday. “However, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis,” the Directorate General of Civil Aviation added. Scheduled international passenger services have been suspended in […]

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